You've got to LOVE this game; it is a classy piece of
gaming that encompasses the best of shoot-em-ups and
platform games. It's one of those games that I just
can't seem to put down even though it frustrates me like
mad - the infinite lives cheat helps a little.
After seeing 'The Making
of' article in Retro Gamer issue 35, I thought it was
time to unearth the game ending to this little gem and
show all you C64 Gaming Freaks just what does lie
beneath the deepest darkest depths ...
You finally reach the
finishing post with only the Mad Pumpkin to defeat.
A quick HOP, STEP &
JUMP and the game is complete. The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?
I used a cracked version by REMEMBER, which gave me
all the keys, infinite lives and infinite energy. All I
had to do then was go to the first door (green), enter
the room, follow the Mad Pumpkin to the final screen,
jump on his head and finally, collect the broomstick.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?
Once you have collected the broomstick, the screen
switches to a 'WELL DONE' message and the final words, "THOU
HAST COMPLETED CAULDRON WITH A SCORE OR #######. THE
PUMPKIN IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE PUMPKIN".
Accompanying this end
screen is a short ending ditty.
- Vinny: Hmmm ...
I kind of expected a little more from this game, seeing
that the rest of it is a quality piece of programming. A
screen saying 'well done' isn't really inspiring. I
suppose it completes the game and has a game ending
tune, so that's something to be grateful of. Maybe a
short animated sequence would have been better (",)
FINAL SAY: It's
over and done with in a FLASH! (".)
to view more endings.