& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Action Force by Virgin is a another C64 game based
on the kids plastic action figures from the eighties ("I
had two Action men" - Vinny).
The game itself is a
side-scrolling shoot-em-up. Your mission is to recover
important documents from an island which has been
attacked by enemy forces. A buggy is sent out to
retrieve the documents, so you have to protect it from
enemy attacks by using your helicopter. It's a very
difficult task, as there are a lot of enemies planes to
deal with and the landscape has many features that will
destroy your aircraft should you collide with them. The
graphics are ok, and it's easy enough to control but the
difficulty is a little too high. I couldn't play this
one for too long as it is far too easy to die.
And so the ending
That car looks like a
green bloke riding a motorbike!
It's a car!
"WHAT THE... !"
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used an infinite lives cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
If you manage to beat the last level, there is an end
sequence. The words 'Well done' flash across the top of
the screen and a message appears to say that the data
retrieval centre awaits the buggy with the recovered
documents. An animated sequence follows that shows the
buggy driving along a pier to the doors of the retrieval
centre. The buggy stops and transmits the info into the
building. A final message appears to confirm that the
info was received and that you should return to action
to retrieve more data (or play the game again in other
FINAL SAY: I'm very happy with this one. A
nice conclusion to the mission with some decent graphics
and animation. It's not going to win an award, but it's
always nice to see a decent end sequence.
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