by Neil Collins & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Neil Collins
Beyond the Ice Palace is an average platform game
used to play this on the Amiga. Having now played
the C64 version I have to say that it's just as good.
The plot is simple: the evil hordes are taking over
your peaceful land and it's up to you to rid it of evil
and restore peace. You can collect a few weapons along
the way to help you slay the evil minions as you make
you way through the three levels. The game play is
pretty simple, you just have to jump, shoot, and dodge
your way through the levels until you find the final
beast that must be slain...
The final evil minion
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Using an infinite lives cheat. ("I completed it by
using a trained version and just skipping levels until I
got to the ending" - Vinny)
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
On climbing the ladders on the final level, you finally
meet a creature at the top that fires lightning bolts at
you. Shoot him a few times in the face and your battle
is over. A message then pops up on the screen to tell
you that you have vanquished the evil from the land.
Well done ! The game then restarts.
- Andrew Fisher:
I've always wondered if this was originally meant to be
something else. The platforming reminds me of Ghosts n
Goblins while the lead character is similar to Lion-O
It's alright, but not earth-shattering. End tune is
nice, but a shame to be just a text screen. A little
sprite animation would have livened it up.
- Brendan Phoenix:
I love the early Elite games too - great they are still
going in the mobile gaming market (even with the same
logo) and their website makes reference to their great
I too had this on the Amiga - part of an Elite
compilation, but never rated it alongside their great
Very disappointing ending on this.
- Andy Vaisey:
Never played this game; doesn't look like my sort of
thing. Poor ending doesn't change my mind.
FINAL SAY: As expected, a poor ending.
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