• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
I don't actually remember playing this game way back
in the nineties! I seemed to have missed it for some
reason or another! I only discovered it in August 2005
when I spent some time looking through the games listed
in Gamebase 64. Why on earth did it take me SO LONG to
find and play it?!? So here's the thing that gets me:
ZZAP64 magazine only gave this game an overall score of
60%! What on earth were they on?
Anyway, the game kicks ass
but does the game ending do the same?
Your ship starts to make its exit whilst all around
it falling apart!
WHOOOSH! Out of the mouth.
A shot from the distance shows more of the building
coming down ...
... and an overhead shot shows the explosions.
Your ship makes it to safety ...
... and lands to reveal your pilot.
The dust clears from the ruins ...
... and our hero gives the sign of FREEDOM.
Cue the credits.
THE END - looks like a movie!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I cheated all the way :)
WHAT HAPPENS?: As you can see from the screen shots
above, the hero's space ship escapes to safety whilst
the buildings around him collapse into a pile of dust.
This is followed by a scrolling credits scene that is
accompanied by some really cool music by
Vinny: This truly is a cool and flash game
ending that any programmer would be proud to have in
their game. It oozes pure class and really looks
AMAZING. If ever a game ending deserved to receive our
gold medal award, it would most certainly be, Catalypse.
Andrew Fisher: Just one word. WOW!
Gaz Spence: Cheers Vinny for making it ending of
the week. It's a veritable feast, putting everything
into a sleek couple of minutes. Particularly like
the transition between the cut screens and final
screen with the scroll text. Music builds nicely
too. I was interested to read the text at the end,
where the programmer explains how he used the char
editor of SEUCK for the game's backgrounds. Would
never have guessed that. Anyway, the game was
clearly a labour of love and it was a travesty that
Zzap! gave it such a low rating.
Matt Rogers: Good god! I don't remember seeing
this one before...fantastic ending!
Brendan Phoenix: I had this on my top 10 game
endings over at the old forum. It really is a
fantastic effort - it is good enough just to watch
now, but imagine if you completed the game without
cheats and were then presented with this. A true
work of art and a worthy GM winner.
Andy Vaisey: To be honest, I'm kind of with ZZAP!
on this one. While I by no means consider this a bad
game, I didn't particularly enjoy it and thought it
a bit boring, especially in the face of the
awesomeness of Armalyte or even the fantastic budget
shooters I.O. and Slayer. The ending is another
matter. Like, WOW! A fantastic bit of cinematic type
climax complete with film like credits and the old
Technicolor logo at the end! Neat!
Andrew Fisher: This is just my opinion... but I
wonder if ZZAP! marked it down so heavily because
that first level is almost identical to Armalyte's?
Not just the graphic style, but the placement of
some of the enemies is virtually the same.
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