& Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Now here's an ending that took an extra bit of
Back in 2007, Inge
Pedersen sent in the ending for Avenger in .C64 format.
It's now the beginning of 2014 and time to add the
ending, but for some reason I couldn't get it to work!
So - I took it upon myself to play through this game,
which I hadn't played before in my life, and so I knew I
had a challenge on my hands!
Avenger by Gremlin
Graphics is a neat Gauntlet-style shoot-em-up arcade
adventure coded by the great Jason Perkins (him of
Thing on a
Monty on the Run and lots more C64 greats!) and Mark
Rogers. There's more to it than just running around a
castle and bashing the hell out of all the baddies.
There are set tasks that you have to perform before you
can finally collect the scrolls and exit the castle.
It's a great game to play - especially when you have the
'walk through walls' cheat turned on!
The final item to
collect is the scroll.
Once collected, you
are given you final task.
Found the exit!
Just over the bridge
and you're there...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used a trained version of the game with infinite
energy, keys and stars, but that wasn't good enough. So
- I created a 'walk through walls' cheat to get through
the game. It still took me two hours!
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have collected the scrolls and made your exit
from the castle, the ending screen message appears,
which reads: "THE GRANDMASTER OF THE DAWN NAME YOU
WELL AVENGER. FOR NOW YEAMON. NOT I WILL LANGUISH IN
INFERNO. TREASURE COLLECTED 99. YOU HAVE COMPLETED 100%."
This is accompanied by a very, VERY short ending ditty.