The Last V8 by Mastertronic (MAD)


last_v8_01Publisher: MAD/Mastertronic
Developer: As above
Release Date: 1985
Code: David Darling
GFX: Jim Wilson
Music: Rob Hubbard
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 37%
Our Game Rating: 85%
Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
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V8, return to base immediately!“. The immortal opening words of Mastertronic’s superb “Added Dimension” game The Last V8. A classy piece of gaming that stood proud in my cheapie-collection of Commodore 64 games. So why on earth did ZZAP!64 magazine give it an overall score of 37%!! Are they on glue or what? My school friends and I played this superb budget title to death and loved every single frustrating moment of it.
Anyway, stuff ZZAP64!… it’s a great game. Here’s the ending…
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Finally … BASE is directly ahead!
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MADE IT!
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YOU MADE IT! Cue the Rob Hubbard ending jingle. The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: This is another game that I played to death, but unfortunately, to get the game ending I had to use a cheat (good old Action Replay Cartridge).
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: It’s a very short ending sequence, which really doesn’t offer much of a story line. The only real bonus is a snippet remix of the main music that makes up the ending sequence jingle – good old Rob 🙂 Oh, and the words, “YOU MADE IT!” appear on the in-car monitor – wow-wee.
COMMENTS:
Vinny: It’s an ‘okay’ ending, which could have been worst if it didn’t have the Rob’s music. I know that there isn’t any spare memory left to do anything and so I’m guessing that’s why David Darling didn’t go over the top with this ending.
FINAL SAY: Fair ending to a fab game.

G.E. RATING: 5 / 10

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2 Responses to The Last V8 by Mastertronic (MAD)

  1. Iain Metcalf says:

    This is one of those C64 games that the community is divided by either loving it or hating it. Must admit I really don’t like it, it is the controls, if they had just been set to the same as say Super Cars then I think I would have got a lot more enjoyment from it.

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  2. Lane says:

    The graphics, speech, and music were fantastic. However, the actual gameplay was horrible; in retrospect it may have had something to do with playing the NTSC version – just way too fast. I remember getting wiped out by radiation almost immediately.

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