Release Date: 1989
Code: Mark Healy
GFX: Mark Healey
Music: Matt Gray
ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 83%
Completed by Gaz Spence
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
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I love Codemasters of yesteryear. Well, the titles from the eighties to be more precise. They produced some quality games, but unfortunately, no one told them that they also needed to produce good endings because they were going to be scrutinised two decades later! A fun little game, but does it fall into the category of ‘yet another low scoring ending from Codemasters’?…
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Gaz: I cheated my way to the end 🙂
Vinny: I created a crazy hack, which allows you to jump to the ending.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once the final scientist has been rescued, the ending screen pops up with the message: “CONGRATS MAN. GAME COMPLETE.” This is accompanied by an ending tune by Matt Gray and a line of scientists waving.
Gaz: I actually played through the levels without skipping any, albeit with a couple of other cheats. The ending was about what I expected, no thrills but at least with some redeeming qualities.
Vinny: It’s cute; it has a great tune and erm… it’s an ending. Did I mention the Matt Gray tune?
Andrew Fisher: Not one of my favourite Codies games, and certainly not much effort put into the ending… still, at least it’s there.
Brendan Phoenix: Well, it’s better than some other Codemasters efforts, do not think it is enough to get into the 5/10 bracket. The end tune is very short and just loops, standard wording at the end, nothing to distinguish it really from a hundred other endings. 3.5/10 for me.
Andy Vaisey: I usually like Matt Gray’s compositions but I don’t think this is one of his best. Indeed, it sounds like a Last Ninja 2 cast-off with the tempo ramped up a bit. Combined with a few measly sprites and the standard well done type message, overall quite uninspiring…
FINAL SAY: What do you expect from a budget title? “A LOT MORE!”
G.E. RATING: 5 / 10