& Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
I've said it before and I'll say it again... there
are certain game styles throughout your lifetime that
you naturally avoid. For me, it has always been RPG
games, and also anything that resembles Bomberman. It’s
very much to do with personal taste, and also what your
mind is comfortable with. But then along came Bomberland
published by RGCD, and all that seemed to change…
Bomberland by Samar
Productions is a fantastic Bomberman style game, but
with a very different feel to it. It's a breath of fresh
air with fast and furious game play, colourful and
exciting graphics, and fitting music throughout. It's
the Commodore 64 we've all been waiting for, and it's no
wonder that RESET magazine gave it an overall score of
10/10 in issue 1.
So you'd expect a top
scoring game to have a top scoring ending, right?
A password that may
just help you get to the end.
The final level is
And so the ending
Epilogue followed by
..and more credits...
...and the story
about how the game was produced...
...and a bit more
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
You know me... I cheated until my heart's content. If
you want to see the ending LIVE on your Commodore 64,
you'll need an original .CRT version of the game, and
the .VSF ending file that is available in the download
section of this page (see top of this page in the
left-hand column). Here's how to fire up the ending:
- Load your
Bomberland.CRT cartridge file into Vice.
- Load the BOMBERLANDEND.VSF snapshot using the
LOAD/SNAPSHOT option in Vice.
- The ending will automatically start.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have completed the final level, the game ending
kicks in with the Bomberland country image that is
overlaid with animated fireworks, and a
fast-paced ending tune. This is followed by a
movie-style scrolling epilogue and credits, and dancing
characters on the left and right of the screen. As a bonus,
an extra password is revealed.