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Batty

• Publisher: Elite (Hit Pak)
• Developer:
Elite
Release Date: 1987
Code: Jason Benham
GFX: Paul Walker
Music:
Robert Westgate

ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 83%
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> BATTY by Elite/Encore


• Completed by Vinny Mainolfi & Frank Gasking
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Batty by Elite was released as part of a multipack called The Hit Pak Volume 2 featuring: Into The Eagle's Nest, Ace, International Karate, Shockway Rider, and Light Force. It was later released on the Encore label as a separate game.

The game itself is a blatant rip-off of Arkanoid by Imagine Software, but is still a good game. It looks very much like its counterpart, but plays a little different and isn't so polished - I actually prefer Arkanoid.

My guess has always been that this game doesn't have an ending and just loops. You're about to see what ACTUALLY happens at the end...


The final level is complete.


Congratulations!


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: When Frank came over for a Retro Weekend, we decided to hack the ending to this game. I've lost the codes now, but I think we made the game jump to the final level.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once the final level is complete, the ending screen appears, which reads: "CONGRATULATIONS. YOU RECEIVE 1,000,000 POINTS BONUS PLUS 50,000 POINTS PER LIFE LEFT". You then receive your final score and then it's 'GAME OVER'. This is accompanied by an ending ditty.

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: I really wished there was something more than just a standard 'CONGRATULATIONS' screen :(
  • Andrew Fisher: I've always preferred Batty to the official Arkanoid, it's a great little game. I've got through a lot of levels but never managed to finish it...

    ...so slightly gutted to find out there isn't much at the end.
  • Andy Vaisey: Well, my fave bat/ball game is TRAZ, but Batty seems like a natty version of a well tested subject. Shame about the ending though. Bit gutting...
  • Brendan Phoenix: Used to like playing the original Arkanoid on my mouse (long since gone, lent to a friend, never returned. Grrrr)

    Although as times go by I am no longer a fan of the bat n' ball type games. Used to love the power up's on Arkanoid 2 though - get the red one with an L on it!!

    Pity all we get here is a disappointing congratulations message and a score update.

FINAL SAY: An absolutely batty ending!

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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