Publisher: Screen 7
Developer: Screen 7
Release Date: 1989
Code: Robert Henderson
Music: Stephen Legg
ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 84%
Completed by Inge Pedersen
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
So everyone has heard of Jaws the movie, but did you also know that there was a Commodore 64 game of the same name? In fact – there were two very different versions of Jaws for the Commodore 64, and fortunately this is the better of the two.
Taking on the role of a mini-sub captain, you have to guide yourself through various undersea screens in search of the deadly shark. Game play, graphics and sonix really complement each other to create a pretty little package of a game. To be honest, I hadn’t seen or heard of this game before now, but it’s definitely a game I will comeback to time and time again.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Inge successfully hacked the ending using the following method:
1. Start the game (important that you start it first)
2. Alt + M for monitor (or freeze if you have a cartridge)
3. Change the value of $16C3 to 0 to see the normal Game Over screen.
4. OR change the value of $16C4 to 0 to see the Ending screen.
5. Exit to the game.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once the game is complete, instead of seeing the usual ‘GAME OVER’ screen with Jaws, you get the same Jaws picture but with the words ‘FIN!’ in his mouth. This is accompanied by an ending tune, which is in fact the standard title tune.
Vinny: Okay – so it’s not a brilliant ending to say the least, but the humour worked for me 🙂 Unfortunately it’s missing many of the elements that would make it a successful ending.
Andy Vaisey: If they made a movie starring the Loch Ness monster and the great white shark from Jaws, what would the movie be called?
Er, the ending? Rubbish.
Stefan Guerilla: So the only unique part of the ending is the word ‘Fin’? That’s 0.5 for me, but only as I’m not sure whether a 0 is exclusively reserved for no-ending games or not!
Gaz Spence: The ending itself is not good – though I’d hesitate to say I’d rather have my leg bitten off.
Andrew Fisher: I could join in with the puns, but that would be a bit fishy… this ending lacks real bite.
Brendan Phoenix: Is that all we get? Seriously? I was expecting a mouth full of explosives and some nice pics of shark entrails.
FINAL SAY: BTW – ‘Fin’ means ‘End’ in French 🙂
G.E. RATING: 1 / 10