• Publisher: Gremlin Graphics
• Developer:
Gremlin Graphics
Release Date: 1986
Code: Christian Shrigley
GFX: Christian Shrigley
Music: Christian Shrigley

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 97%
Our Game Rating: 92%


FILE: bounderend.zip

> BOUNDER by Gremlin Graphics

Completed by David Craddock
• Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

I love this game! In fact, I probably love all of the Commodore 64 games created by Gremlin Graphics. They were one of my top software houses and seemed to be able to tap into the C64 gaming public's hunger for quality and fun games.

As well as playing Monty on the Run and Thing on a Spring, I also managed to wear my fingers away by playing this cracking game - it truly is a great platformer. So with such a high rating from all C64 fans and magazines, you'd think that the ending was going to be top notch ...

Our Hero Tennis Ball finally reaches the end.

Mega end of level bonus, please.

And finally, The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED? It looks to me as if David used a few cheats or two (",) I don't blame him.

SO WHAT HAPPENS? Once you have bounced on the final platform, you are awarded your end of level bonus and then the end message appears, "CONGRATULATIONS ON COMPLETING ALL TEN LEVELS OF BOUNDER. PRESS FIRE FOR MORE OF THE SAME".


  • Christian Shrigley (the Coder of Bounder - via Twitter): The ending to Bounder was pretty awful :) Especially after all that stress and hard work.
  • Vinny: To be honest, this isn't a particularly sharp ending, and maybe it could have done with a few more graphical effects and a game ending tune. I remember playing this for HOURS and I would have been pretty miffed if I had actually reached the end (".)
  • Gaz Spence: The curse of the text ending strikes again! At least the coder apologises for it. Still a cool game though even if it is beyond hard.
  • Andrew Fisher: I love Bounder, it's a great game. I'm not surprised to see it has a simple ending.
  • Brendan Phoenix: Great game, great music, lousy ending (and also lousy sequel).
  • Andy Vaisey: Well, I'd usually trash endings like this, but a comment/apology from the coder is cool and that's cool by me!

FINAL SAY:  I can't say I'll ever play it to see the ending.

G.E. RATING: 2 / 10

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