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Caverns of Eriban

• Publisher: Firebird
• Developer:
Firebird
Release Date: 1985
Code: Lee Braine

GFX: Chris Haines
Music: Chris Cox, Ian Gray

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 25%
Our Game Rating: 78%
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ENDING FILE:
cavernsofericanend.zip


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> CAVERNS OF ERIBAN by Firebird


• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Back in 1985 I owned an original copy of this game, but unfortunately I found it far too hard to play. Maybe that's why ZZAP64 magazine only scored it 25%! It's actually a good game, and only really comes into its own when you play it using infinite ships, supplies, and fuel. It still took me 25 minutes to complete and was still hard to play, but it was a little more satisfying than 25%!

Anyway, here's the ending...


The final one to shut down.


"Is that it?"


"Ah - there's more"


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I crazy hacked the game and added 22 in-game features, one of them allowing you to jump straight to the game ending ;-)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have shut down the final tower, the screen goes blank and the words 'GAME OVER' appear. You then get a message that reads: "WELL DONE...YOUR TASK IS COMPLETE. ENTER YOUR NAME:".

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: I'll be honest here and say that I was expecting nothing to happen at the end of this game, and that's virtually what you get. It's a good game and worthy of a much better ending - even an epilogue would have helped.

  • Brendan Phoenix: There is something about these cheapo titles from this period, the artwork, the titles, they all looked great - something mysterious about them. Am i waffling? The later cheapo titles never did it for me was defo the 84-88 period, maybe not even that late. Think before we got swamped with full price titles being re-released on the budget labels. Anyway, the end - cack. 0.5/10.

  • Andy Vaisey: Christ, you have to be some kind of hard as nails games player to get anywhere in this... I remember playing this somewhere (a friends house?), but I never owned it and never saw the ZZAP! review. Out of sheer interest, I just read the ZZAP! review online and the best part is the advert for the classic game Mercenary Escape from Targ - The Second City that, due to the page layout, cuts into the review. Anyway, back to Caverns of Eriban - in my (isolated here it seems) opinion, a rubbish game with equally awful ending.

  • Kungfufurby: I was quite surprised that they put in a game over screen... and then a message after it. Still, it fails. Miserably.

  • Andrew Fisher: Not played this one, don't know if I'll bother...

FINAL SAY: Another ending to steer clear of :(

G.E. RATING: 0.5 / 10

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