Victory Road by Data East


Victory_Road_1Publisher: Data East
Developer: Quicksilver Soft.
Release Date: 1987
Code: L Feddersen, D Bean
GFX: Unknown (just as well!)
Music: B Fisher, C Barr
ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 35%
Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
What a crap game this one is. Victory Road is a Commando / Ikari Warriors style game. We all know the score here – you control a solitary soldier up the screen through a few levels, battling the odd end-of-level guardian and ultimately saving the world or something. The graphics, control method and backgrounds are all terrible. This game is one to avoid – there are plenty better.
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Finally! The end…
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WHAT?! The End!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Using an infinite lives cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you beat the final guardian (or just walk past it as I did). The game ends. You get a page full gibberish about how you have rid the world of evil and how your name will go down in history… blah blah blah.. Even the final piece of text is graphically poor.
COMMENTS:
Neil: Typical end to this type of game. 2/10.
Vinny: Oh dear. Oh dear me. I remember back in 1987 my neighbour coming round my house after buying this game and being really excited about it… until we loaded it up, and I pointed out that it was just a crappy old supped up SEUCK game! He was not please! I think comparing this to Commando or Ikari Warriors is like comparing Cadbury’s Daily Milk to a dog turd… if you see what I mean 😉
…and as for the ending… erm… it’s crap! I just can’t read the final ending message! 1/10 from me.
Brendan Phoenix: Man that ending text is like a magic eye puzzle!! Horrible to attempt to read it.
Actually it has the same ending as the arcade original. The only plus point there is.
Andy Vaisey: With an ending like that, maybe it should be called ‘Empty Victory Road’.
Andrew Fisher: I’m guessing the arcade game did something similar.
It used a rotary joystick, something which can be replicated on the home computers using the Cheetah 125 Plus joystick – but which very few games (only Flying Shark comes to mind) actually supported.
Matt Rogers: This was actually released? I’m staggered…Victory Road is the official sequel to Ikari – can’t believe Data East managed to get the rights and then have the gall to release a SEUCK game. Amazing. 😮
FINAL SAY: Don’t play this game. It’s an all round crap experience.

G.E. RATING: 2 / 10

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2 Responses to Victory Road by Data East

  1. It certainly has the look of a reprogrammed SEUCK game, especially the awful bare-bones status bar. Mind you, I have seen better use of graphics in many a SEUCK. A strange and poor choice for converting an arcade licence, though.

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  2. Quite sure this and Guerilla War arcades (and conversions) are sequels to Ikari Warriors. Victory Road on the Amstrad CPC is awesome, shame they botched the C64 version.

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