Publisher: Living Colors Soft. Developer: As above Release Date: 1990 Code: Andrew Miller GFX: John Almasi (HIC) Music: Péter Varga (Griff), Markus Müller (Sidbusters) ZZAP64 Game Rating:n/a Our Game Rating:89%
Completed by Brendan Phoenix
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
A cross between Hawkeye and Shadow of the Beast, Warrior is a sharp looking platformer that could compete (and win) against many C64 fully-priced games of the same era. It’s sad to hear that this game was never commercially released (well not in the UK anyway) because it could easily have topped the charts and made the programmer a little extra pocket money. If you haven’t played it – what are you waiting for?!
The game is complete and time for some congratulations…
… but wait – a flying man with a bird attached to his arm.
On terra firma.
Looks like our hero has completed his quest.
… what on earth is THAT above his head?!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Brendan cheated and used a trainer version that allowed him to jump straight to the ending.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: I don’t want to give too much away as it’s definitely worth watching… our hero comes flying out of a hole and get’s squash. Check out the ending for full details 😉
Vinny: It amazes me that there are still Commodore 64 games out there that I have never seen or heard of before. This is one of those games, which believe it or not, has been on my computer (within Gamebase 64) for around 5 years!
Anyway – a cracking game and a very cool ending, which certainly deserves a high mark.
Brendan Phoenix: Never heard of this game – not sure it was released full price or came with a magazine – but I thought I would give it go (whilst browsing Planet Emu site looking for games which would interest me) used a trainer that lets you see the ending first – and you know what? It’s pretty damn good. Short, but most defiantly sweet. Some pretty good animation, good tune and some messages underneath the screen. You are bought up from the bottom of the screen by a flying bird and dropped to the ground, you then run and turn a sign around which says ‘see you later’ and you are then killed by a falling telephone box!!?!?!?! Nice!
If only 10% of the games we see had endings of this quality. Really good, shows humour and imagination, sadly lacking in the majority of stuff we see (even today!)
I think this is a pretty nifty ending and worthy of an 8???
Andrew Fisher: That’s a fun little ending, can’t say I’ve played it either!
Andy Vaisey: Don’t know the game at all and I while I don’t agree that the game ‘looks’ pretty, I like the sense of humour in the original ending. A good job.
Kungfufurby: This ending’s got some comedy with it. Plus, I like the fourth wall being broken here.
The company, Living Color Software, made this game look pretty good, as well as the ending. 😀
Guerilla: That’s really a nice ending! Reminds me of the ending of Flood on the Amiga – I heard there’s people out there who didn’t like it, but I remember quite well completing that one with a buddy back in the days, and we laughed on for the rest of the evening!
Gaz Spence: Warrior is a reasonable but largely unheard of Hawkeye clone. Not too sure whether it was ever released commercially, although it appears to have been released through a German disk mag sometime after it had been programmed. The ending is OK – simple but effective. I’d give it a 6.