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Bionik Granny Returns

• Publisher: TND
• Developer:
TND
Release Date: 2010
Code: Richard Bayliss

GFX: Richard Bayliss
Music: Richard Bayliss

Our Game Rating: 87%
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> BIONIK GRANNY RETURNS by The New Dimension


• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Bionik Granny Returns is a remake/enhancement of the dreadful Mastertronic title 'Bionic Granny' that was released way back in 1984. The original Bionic Granny was one of the first ever games I purchased for my Commodore 64, and I used to play it to death! I now look back at the game and wonder why I spent SO MUCH time playing such a cack game!

Anyway - thanks to the C64 boy-genius that is Richard Bayliss, we can now play the game with enhanced graphics, sonix, gameplay, and extra levels! Bionik Granny Returns is a great little game and one that will keep you hooked for hours.

So what of the ending...


Ah! A Bobby on the beat...


Bionik Granny is up for a rumble!


PC McPlod 'aint 'aving any of it!


Bionik Granny is reluctant to give in...


...and neither is Pc McPlod.


"Come on Granny! Kick his head in!"


"Open uuuuup - it's the pigs"


Ah-ha! Here comes MORE violence.


WHACK!


PC McPlod goes flying!


Granny's doing a runna!


The End!

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I hacked my way to the end and used the following cheat:

First start the game on level 1 and then either:

  • reset the C64 and then type 'SYS 28672' or;

  • freeze using an Action Replay Cartridge (ALT+F) and go to the monitor and type: 'G 7000' (which goes to location $7000) or;

  • if you're using VICE, got to the monitor (ALT+M) and type: 'GOTO 7000' (which goes to location $7000)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have completed the final hectic ending, you are taken to the streets where a policeman is waiting for Bionik Granny to pass by. He is full intent on punishing her (oo-er, missus), but doesn't quite get his chance. This is accompanied by an ending tune.

Once the ending animation is complete, we are treated to a 'CONGRATULATIONS' screen that features a closing message and scroller, along with another ending tune.

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: What can I say... this really is a cool ending and it is obvious that Richard has spent some time on this. I really love the fact that it has an animated epilogue, along with animation and two ending tunes! And to top it off there is an ending scroller. It only needed a few more tweaks to the graphics and it could have been a GOLD MEDAL winner! 9/10.

  • Frank Gasking: I agree with the 9/10 score!... It is a superb ending, and the best that Richard has done. There is quite a bit of nice humour there and the final screen with large scroller and music is a nice finish to a great little tribute.

  • Andrew Fisher: Really like this ending, it's a good way to round off the game.

  • Brendan Phoenix: Pretty nifty little ending, not enough animation to make it special enough, but again, if all endings were of this quality, I would be a happy man! 7.5/10.

  • Andy Vaisey: Hardly up there with the best, but the effort is appreciated.

  • Kungfufurby: The original game had endless clobbering (AKA no ending... I presume the landscapes loop?). This game... you've got to love the ending. ^_^

FINAL SAY: A very, very good ending from Richard (",)

G.E. RATING: 9 / 10

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