Ollie’s Follies by Access Software

olliesfolliesgamePublisher: Access Software
Developer: Fanda
Release Date: 1984
Code: Frank Cohen
GFX: Frank Cohen
Music: Frank Cohen
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 70%
Our Game Rating: 80%
Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
Ollie’s Follies was originally released by in 1984 by Access Software, but I wasn’t to play it until it was release two years later by Americana Software – a budget label…
Produced by Frank Cohen – who also produced Beer Belly Bert, The Scrolls of Abadon, and Ghost Chaser, Ollie’s Follies takes on a similar ‘Cohen’ single screen platformer – which I quite like and enjoy playing. The game isn’t anything fancy, but it has it’s own style and is certainly a challenge…
Phew! The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I played with the code and generated my own level skip (JMP $3147).
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have completed level 24, the ending kicks in with a message saying “CONGRATULATIONS! You have conquered Ollie’s Follies!” The main character is also shown on the screen holding his crutch!
Vinny: I was actually amazed that this game had an ending. I was only really skipping through the levels to see all the screens and at no point did I expect the ending! A surprise, but still a low score… 2/10 from me.
Andy Vaisey: Not played this but seems very similar to Bounty Bob Strikes Back.
Overall, not a bad game but sod playing through all that only to receive a congratulations message.
Andrew Fisher: I quite like the graphic style of Frank Cohen’s games, but none of them really grabbed me. This one feels like several other American imports of the time and does not stand out – and neither does the ending.
FINAL SAY: A surprise that it has an ending, but not surprised that it’s cack!

G.E. RATING: 2 / 10

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