Operation Fireball by Alternative Software

operation_fireball_01Publisher: Alternative
Developer: Alternative
Release Date: 1987
Code: Shaun Southern
GFX: Shaun Southern
Music: Shaun Southern
Our Game Rating: 72%
Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins
> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
Operation Fireball by Alternative is a side scrolling action game. This game did actually make me laugh out loud while playing. The hero is a little stickman who we see running from the main headquarters at the start of the game, and leaping into various vehicles in cut-scenes between levels – which is very funny. The graphics are very basic and childish, and the action is quite dull and repetitive. You have to blast the oncoming enemies or simply avoid them long enough to progress to the next level. I suppose it’s fun to play this silly game for a short time but it’s in no way a classic.
Your mission comes to an ending.
Huh? I thought the helicopter was red!?
The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I saved my game as I progressed through the levels.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: You fly a helicopter in the final level and if you make it to the end you get to see the final cut-scene. The helicopter lands outside the base and our hero gets out of the helicopter and walks into the building. A message then appears which reads ‘CONGRATULATIONS. YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR MISSION. BONUS 1000′.
Neil: A silly game with silly cut-scenes and a silly end. It was all good fun while it lasted.
Vinny: Don’t laugh… but I purchased this game back in the day and actually enjoyed it! I was later astonished to find that it was created by the great Shaun Southern who also created Kikstart 1 & 2, Trailblazer, Cosmic Causeway, Hero of the Golden Talisman… to name a few.
Let’s be honest here: the game wasn’t going to have a great ending – full stop. 3/10.
FINAL SAY: 1000 points bonus ? Why you tight…

G.E. RATING: 3 / 10

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