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Bill & Ted

• Publisher: Capstone
• Developer:
Capstone
Release Date: 1989
Code:
Earl D. Wangrum
GFX: Earl D. Wangrum
Music: Huey Wu

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> BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE by Capstone


• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a very poor C64 game. It is based on the film of the same name, which is a classic comedy. The game follows the same plot as the film - Bill & Ted need to pass their history exam, otherwise they will be separated and unable to continue their band, The Wyld Stallyns', who's music saves the world in the future. You have to travel through time and gather up the famous historical figures, which you need in order to achieve an A+ for your presentation. Your time is limited so you need to be quick. The puzzles are very simple to solve, and the graphics are some of the worst I've seen on the C64. There's some sampled speech in the game which is ok, but the controls and graphics make this game really awful. It could have been far better if they had only spent a bit more time on the graphics and made the puzzles a bit trickier.


Geez! He looks seriously mean!!


Party on. The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Using many saved games and vague bits of info I found on the internet.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have convinced all of the historical figures to travel with you back to the San Dimas mall, you are ready for your presentation. All of them are introduced on stage one by one and if all are present, you get an A+ on your report and the game is won. A picture of your teacher is shown as he gives you the top grade. A picture then pops up of the Wild Stallyns playing their music before the game ends. Party on dudes !

COMMENTS:

  • Neil: The ending graphics are really, really bad. It would have been much better with a bit more care.
  • Vinny: Hmmm... this ending DOES look awful. It appears that they have gone for quantity and not quality. Shame about no sound. I'd give it a 4/10.
  • Gaz Spence: That's a weird graphical mode! Almost PETSCII but I'm not sure. Excellent... NOT!
  • Andy Vaisey: A bogus, heinous, most non-triumphant ending... er, dude...
  • Andrew Fisher: It was only about 4-5 years after it was released that I even knew this game existed. I'm a fan of the films, but the game is a bit too simplistic. For me the graphics are reasonable and have obviously been converted/edited from another format to fit onto the C64. So-so ending that could have done with a bit more polish.

    Be most excellent to each other.
  • Brendan Phoenix: Had the basis of a good game here as well. Yet another missed opportunity. The ending (like the game) could have done with a little more polish. A pity.

FINAL SAY: Apart from the graphics, the ending is ok. There's a bit of animation, but no sound. It just looks so awful. A big let down. Bogus..

G.E. RATING: 4.5 / 10

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