Parsec by CP Verlag / Magic Disk


parsecgamePublisher: CP Verlag
Developer: X-Ample
Release Date: 1993
Code: Joachim Fräder
GFX: Thomas Heinrich, Michael Detert
Music: Thomas Detert
ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 85%
Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
I had never heard of this game until recently, so I decided to have a blast at it…
Parsec is a horizontal shoot-em-up in the style of Aramalyte / Delta. The music is very good and the graphics are some of the smartest I have seen in C64 shoot-em-ups. I’d recommend this to any fans of this genre, who enjoy a challenge. The game isn’t very big, but I found it quite tough. The aim, as ever is to get to the end, destroying all the end of level bosses on your way…
parsec-1
The ending begins…
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Nice picture!
parsec-3
More of the epilogue…
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Very nice (“,)
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The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Using an infinite lives cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: After blasting the final alien to bits, you get a message telling you that you have destroyed the final energy-base and that your battleships are about to go to war. A neat picture of them is shown. You then get a message telling you that after the battle, your enemies planet was destroyed and that your army returned home. Another neat picture is shown of a ship firing its boosters. You then get to enter your name into the high score table and then the game returns back to the main menu.
COMMENTS:
Neil: A suitable ending to a fine game. If you have never played this – give it a go. 6/10.
Vinny: I’m very impressed with this game and I seriously LOVE the music. And fortunately, this all follows through to the cool ending. Definitely deserves 6.5/10.
Andy Vaisey: Well, not brilliant, but certainly very satisfying. If only more games had endings like this, the world would be a better place.
Andrew Fisher: I’d travel a long distance for a good ending like that… Must check out some more of these CP Verlag games.
Brendan Phoenix: Satisfying ending. My thumb is up!
Gaz Spence: The first thing that has to be said is that Parsec is a cracking little SEU that should be right up the street of any Armalyte lover. As for the ending, I absolutely dig the music and coupled with the two pics satisfaction is guaranteed.
FINAL SAY: Very good. I didn’t expect to see much. I was pleasantly surprised.

G.E. RATING: 6 / 10

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