& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Back to Reality by Mastertronic is a game I remember
playing briefly on the Amstrad CPC464, but never on the
C64. The thing I remember most about it was the cover,
which shows a character that looks a lot like a biker
scout from Star Wars.
of the game is to stop a black hole from crushing the
universe. You play the part of a scientist called Alward
stationed on Ganymede, and you need to find a solution
to prevent the impending disaster from happening. The
game consists of numerous single screens that contain
irritating aliens that drain the fuel from your jetpac,
which in turn makes you lose a life. Scattered around
the place are various items you can collect, which you
must use in combinations to create new items in order to
progress through the game. The graphics are very poor,
the animation is terrible and the sound is awful. The
game itself isn't actually too bad once you find your
way around and work out which items combine. There's a
half decent game here but unfortunately it's well hidden
beneath terrible visuals and game play...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I played it for quite a while and things suddenly fell
into place. To get the ending it took quite a bit of
trial and error with various items.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have created anti-matter, you need to combine
it with the curse of immortality. This ends the game and
saves the universe. Alward vanishes off the screen and a
message appears in the info panel at the top of the
screen. The message reads 'YOU HAVE BEATEN THE BLACK
HOLE. WELL DONE!'
really poor ending to a badly programmed game. This game
needed better graphics and smoother animation to get it
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