Publisher: The Big Apple
Developer: The Big Apple
Release Date: 1988
Code: Jason Kendall
GFX: Jason Kendall
Music: Wally Beben
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 74%
Our Game Rating: 83%
Completed by Gaz Spence
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
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> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
# say oops, up, side your head say oops up side your head… # Sorry – I just had to get that out. Every time I hear or see that word ‘oops’ I have to sing that line…
Anyway – this game by The Big Apple (who?!) has you controlling a lone space time quadroid in a 24 screen arcade puzzler. The aim of the game is to collect eight glowing gravity pods that are scattered around the grid of pathways, whilst avoiding the evil meanies and treacherous footing within the time limit. Once the eight pods have been collected, it’s onto the next level. It’s not a particularly taxing game to play and it really just requires you to learn the enemy patterns as there are no random elements to the game.
The graphics are suitable enough with large and brightly coloured sprites and mind-boggling backgrounds. And as for the sound, it’s suitable enough for this type of game, but it doesn’t break any boundaries.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I’m guessing that Gaz used a cracked, trainer version of the game with cheats 🙂
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once the final screen is complete and the scores are counted, and ending message appears (see above final screenshot).
Vinny: It’s a very bland and non-descript ending. There’s nothing to it apart from a message in a larger font. A good opportunity missed on this one. 1/10 from me.
Gaz Spence: Totally forgot that I grabbed the ending to this – I think “protonic reversal” appears as a pseudo scientific term in the classic film ‘Ghostbusters’. The programmer must have been a fan.
Andy Vaisey: Text ending in a larger font instead. How original. Not.
Andrew Fisher: I liked this one, nicely presented and challenging. The Big Apple never really gained momentum as a software house though, which was disappointing – like this ending.
FINAL SAY: Oops indeed!
G.E. RATING: 1 / 10