Reviewed by Neil Collins
Below the root
is a great arcade adventure which was very popular
amongst C64 gamers, and fans of the Green-Sky Trilogy of
books. It's one that I missed out on as a kid, which I
don't really understand as I loved this genre of game
and I'm surprised it passed me by. The game is quite big
and is set in a forest where it inhabitants live in
trees. You can explore the huge map and interact with
many characters and animals which provide you with items
and information to help you progress. The aim is to find
someone called Raamo and save the land from its
"HOW. White man seek
another white man."
Not much going on
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Using a walkthrough and a lot of saved games.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have completed a series of tasks and worked
your way down below the roots of the trees to a deep
cave, you finally find Raamo who is trapped on a ledge.
Using one of my character's specially developed abilites
(Kiniport), I was able to transport my body onto the
ledge and offer Raamo a Shuba (which is a garment that
allows your character to glide through the air and land
without being hurt). Raamo then says that you have saved
his life, saved the village of Green Sky and fulfilled
the prophecy. He confirms that the quest is complete and
that you have been given the rank of 'Master Quester'.
The game then resets to the title page.
FINAL SAY: There is an end, but it's not very
good. It's a great game and deserved a better end. Such
to view more endings.