Beyond the Ice Palace

• Publisher: Elite
• Developer:
Release Date: 1988
Nick Jones
GFX: Nigel Brownjohn
Music: David Whittaker

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 78%
Our Game Rating: 78%


FILE: beyondtheicepalaceend.zip



• Completed by Neil Collins & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Neil Collins

Beyond the Ice Palace is an average platform game that I 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 is defeated!

The End!

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.


  • Neil: Typical end to this type of game. A waste of time. 2/10.
  • Vinny: I've never really played this game and so I wasn't sure what the ending would be like...

    Unfortunately it's nothing to email home about and is pretty basic really. Good to hear a specific ending tune by David Whittaker :) 2/10 from me too.
  • 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 from Thundercats.

    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 past.

    I too had this on the Amiga - part of an Elite compilation, but never rated it alongside their great arcade conversions.

    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.

G.E. RATING: 2 / 10

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