• Publisher: Origin Systems
Paul C. Isaac, Alex
..Brown, Alan W. Gardner
Jeff Dee, Glen Johnson, ..Phillip
Mellor, Keith Berdak, ..Amanda Dee
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by Origin Systems
& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Bad Blood by Origin is a game that I really wanted
as a kid after seeing the adverts and screenshots in
computer magazines. Sadly, I never got to own it, but
years later I've now played it through to completion.
There's a huge post-apocalyptic world to explore with
many weird creatures, weapons and locations to see. You
quest will send you to every corner of the wastelands to
try and work out how to prevent the war that Lord
Dominix wants to start. The game is played from an
aerial perspective, with large sprites which aren't too
pretty but do the job well enough. It sometimes plays a
little slow and clumsy but as it's quite a deep RPG, it
doesn't really spoil the game play. As with all Origin
titles the game will take you a long time to beat so
it's great value. It's not the greatest C64 RPG, but I
enjoyed it enough to recommend fans of this genre to
check it out. I found it a bit of a change from the
Ultima / Bard's Tale games that I love.
The ending is
Rambo is placed in
...but the Vietnamese
finally decide to let him go.
The town folk decide
to hold a rock concert...
...and invite Bruce
But Rambo is having
none of it and stabs Bruce in the hand.
All of a sudden -
Charlotte Church appears!
And decides to sing!
The Marvel Heroes are
at the concert and start to throw rotten veg!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I found solutions online for other platforms. They
helped a lot, but it took some time to crack the C64
version which varied quite a bit.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
The end of the game leads you to finding Captain Equitus,
who is being held captive in a cell underground. A scene
follows which shows Equitus addressing the townsfolk
from a balcony about the plot by Dominix to start a war.
He slashes the villain and exposes his treachery to the
people of Yvrium. Lady Cassia is shown as she addresses
the people of her city about the evil plot and of her
son's imprisonment by Dominix. The humans and mutants
rejoice and welcome each other as friends. You are then
presented to the crowd as the hero who has prevented the
war and foiled the evil plot. In the following years you
work as leader of a council that preserves peace and
finally become lord of a united human and mutant city.
Well done ! The game is complete.
A lot of great pictures and dialogue to end this
excellent game. There's not a lot of animation, but
it all looks and sounds great - concluding this epic
tale in style. Definitely one of the better endings
out there. Another class product from Origin. Check
this one out guys! 8/10.
Okay - so I've never played this game. Why? Because
it's an RPG and I have NEVER been into that specific
genre. But then again, I don't need to play the game
to appreciate how fantastic this game ending is.
When I first started to watch the ending I thought
that it was worthy of an 8, but then I watched a
little more and thought I'd give it a 9. Once I had
reached the end of the ending (!) there wasn't any
doubt about giving this 10/10 - Gold Medal. I love
the graphics, the gentle animation, the atmospheric
sonix, and finally the great epilogue. What an
absolutely lovely ending :-)
Defo of the same opinion, watched it a few times,
little or no animation, but you have to give the
coders hats off to the ending. This has had proper
love and craft invested in it! When we just see the
usual one line of congratulations with no
imagination, to be presented with something like
this makes it worth all the wait.
I would agree with the GM award, the music is nice,
the pictures good, but it's the epilogue that really
makes this a stand out. A full, detailed,
descriptive ending. How chuffed would you be if you
completed this and saw this ending in front of you?
I wonder what did happen once you informed Origin of
your feat? A free t-shirt me thinks!
Maybe it should not be a Gold Medal, but rather The
Star of Xantinium!
A cracker! Lovely little story, decent GFX and nice
enough tunes (that do jump a bit unfortunately).
If this deserves a gold medal, so does Armalyte
This beats the Bard's Tale, that's for sure.
Considering it has unique pictures, and unique
ending tunes if I remember correctly.
What a nice ending... reminds me of those SFC RPGs
with these type of endings. It's actually one of the
longest endings that the C64 has ever gotten.
Bad Blood gets a Good Golden Metal. Congratulations!
Some great pixel art in this slick epilogue. The
conversion, from the PC original, was about the best
it could be and it is good to see that the
programming team didn't cut any corners with the
I can't say I'm familiar with the game itself, but
that is an impressive ending. Oh, and I love Vinny's
captions for the screenshots!
Really good ending with very well drawn comic book style
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