Publisher: Ubi Soft
Developer: Ubi Soft
Release Date: 1990
Code: G. Phillips, S. Chance
Music: Philippe Marchiset
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 72%
Our Game Rating: 72%
Completed & Reviewed by Brendan Phoenix
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Took a while to complete this one – thanks to an incorrect walkthrough! Doh! Managed it with all 4 characters alive (no cheats apart from walkthrough). Takes its time as it’s icon driven and the joystick response is very slooooooow.
This is a really good game – remember playing it for ages on the Amiga when it came free with a copy of The One magazine. The graphics and sound are rubbish, but if you are a fan of the Dawn of the Dead, you will love it. So what of the ending?
The chopper starts to take off…
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Used a walkthrough – even if it was incorrect 🙂
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: You see the screen scroll upwards (indicating the chopper taking off) showing the zombie’s being left behind and you get a very short scrolling message saying “YOU HAVE WON!“
No ending ditty (then again there is no in-game tune and very, very few spot FX).
Vinny: There is so much missing from this ending that there isn’t much to say about it. It’s poor; very poor.
Guerilla: Oh boy, what a crap ending! I’m glad I never got a hold of it back in the day – those hours playing it would have left a bitter taste when finally making it to the end. Thanks for publishing!
Brendan Phoenix: Having seen the end on the Amiga, I knew what to expect. I wasn’t expecting a lot as the Dawn of the Dead film sort of just ends with the flying away chopper scene, I’m sure they could have at least added in a static colourful ending screen (seeing as the title screen has one). I did enjoy playing this – although the speccy graphics and slow icon response was annoying. I think it is an excellent example of how a (sort of) movie tie-in should be. They could have gone down the Ocean route with a variety of different run and jump levels, but no – they did an icon driven adventure – they should be applauded (not for the ending though).
Andy Vaisey: Being a huge fan of the Zombie genre, be it films, games or anything, when I saw this reviewed in ZZAP! all those years ago, I wanted to play it. Unfortunately, I could never get a copy of it anywhere; my local computer shop didn’t stock many disk games and my parents weren’t too keen ordering things mail order. I eventually played it through emulation about 10 years ago. Not bad, but a bit slow. Still, a brave attempt at doing something different. The ending is a bit disappointing considering the effort that would have to go into completing it…
FINAL SAY: To sum it up, as an ending it is very poor, but in a strange way it is satisfying after battling though the game to show you making it out alive.
G.E. RATING: 1 / 10