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Armalyte

• Publisher: Thalamus
• Developer:
Thalamus
Release Date: 1988
Code: D. Phillips, J Kemp
GFX: Robin Levy
Music: Martin Walker

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 97%
Our Game Rating:
95%

This ending was awarded 'Game Ending of the Week': 05/01/09
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> ARMALYTE by Thalamus


• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Thalamus really knew how to produce quality Commodore 64 software; they were the kings of the halcyon days. Armalyte is one of the top titles and delivers in every single way: game play, sound and graphics. It really was cool to been seen playing this game :)

To be TOTALLY honest, I cheated to see the ending! That's right, I used a "jump straight to the end sequence" cheat in a cracked version of this SUPERB game (don't worry, I also have the original!). So after spending all of 10 seconds to reach the game ending, what does it look and sound like? ...


Here's the first screen. Very impressive (",)


Nice.


Great!


Fab!


And finally, THE END.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED? I know I should have tried to play all the way through without cheating, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it :)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: The ending consists of a super epilogue, some cool graphics and an ending tune by Martin Walker. Check out the screen shots above to get an idea of the actual ending. Better still, why not download the ending and see it for yourself!

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: It is a cool looking and sounding game ending that well deserves a high mark. The end screens are crisp and clean, and the music it top notch - well done Martin.
     
  • Andrew Fisher: Great ending at the end of a great game... personally I would rate it 9/10, if the screens had been animated then it would have been worthy of a 10.
     
  • Matthew Rogers: Back in the day I would have said 10/10 Gold Medal me-up!! But, as Merman says, a series of static (albeit fantastic little) piccies isn't enough. The music being played is the high-score table tune, iirc, too - maybe if that had been original... 9/10's about right.
     
  • Brendan Phoenix: I think it is a class ending. Great static screenshots, good epilogue and a thumping tune. Lack of animation does not really bother me when the standard of the shots and music is so high. rather that than a poor piece of music and some poorly drawn animation. Thalamus have a great Gold Medal winning track record of C64 endings - I think this is another.
     
  • Andy Vaisey: Two words: ROBIN LEVY! You know my feelings about that... 10/10

FINAL SAY: Well worth completing ... over and over again (",)

G.E. RATING: 9 / 10

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