Bee 52

• Publisher: Nick Taylor
• Developer: Nick Taylor
Release Date: 1992
Code: Nick Taylor
GFX: Jason Brashill
• Music: Gerard Gourley

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 57%
Our Game Rating: 85%


FILE: bee52end.zip


> BEE 52 by Nick Taylor (Codemasters)

• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

This game never managed to get an official release due to Codemasters pulling out of the C64 games market. But thanks to the game's programmer, Nick Taylor, the game was made available via mail-order.

A cute little game with a nice little ending (though short). I actually completed this game using a trainer version as you will find out when you download the file. All I had to do was tap the "Commodore Key" to skip each level until I got to the final sequence! Cool eh?

Here comes the Queen Bee to congratulate you (",)

And there you have it. The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I cheated! Just in case you wondered what the cheat mode is: On the title screen type "GRELLANDFALLA". The Codemasters logos will turn brown to indicate that the cheat is now active. Now press <F7> to skip the current level.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you complete the final level, we see the bee finally returning to his/her hive with a big smile. The ending message reads: "CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE COMPLETE THE WHOLE GAME."


  • Vinny: I know this ending isn't brilliant, but I really loved seeing it when I completed (cheated!) the game. It's unfortunate the it doesn't have a separate ending tune, but it still looks cool :)

  • Andrew Fisher: It's a nice little game, a real shame it didn't get a proper commercial release.

    As for the ending, it could have done with a bit more action and a new tune. 4/10.

  • Gaz Spence: Based on a NES game, apparently. The honeycomb / bee screen is OK as an ending but by no means great.

  • Brendan Phoenix: Trying to think of a bee inspired pun to say how poor this game ending is.

    Not the poorest just very bland and unoriginal. A has-BEEn of an ending.


  • Andy Vaisey Beehave! Well, get ready for some of my apollen puns...

    Well this ending didn't beewitch or beedazzle me. It's beeyond boring. Maybe they lined up a good ending, but ran out of memory so had to switch to plan bee? It should bee noted that this is an insectnifigant ending that won't give you a buzz, it's completely bee-reft of any excitement. Alas, I'm starting to drone and bumble on...

FINAL SAY: It's a fitting little ending that complements the game.

G.E. RATING: 6 / 10

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Copyright İVinny Mainolfi