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by Image Works (Mirrorsoft)
& Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Why do I waste my time on Commodore 64
games that are obviously going to disappoint! Cisco Heat
is no acceptation to the rule, and delivers total drivel
from start to finish. It was obviously released to make
a quick buck, but at the same time a poor impression on
the programming team. Strange thing is, it looks like
they put more effort into the ending than they did the
game - but that's not saying much for the ending...
It's the BEE-GEES
dressed up as The Village People in an episode of T. J.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I found a cracked version that asked me if I wanted to
see the ending first!
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
The game endings with an image of three US cops lined up
and an ending message that reads: "CONGRATULATIONS!
YOU WON! YOU BROKE EVERY RULE IN THE BOOK. NOW GET BACK
OUT THERE..." This is accompanied by a light
rendition of the Star Spangled Banner... "Oh say can you
seeeee, blah blah blah blaaaaah, blah."
The game itself really is a total bag of shite. I wonder
why we put up with second rate games like this. Did the
publishers REALLY think they had a good game in their
hands? It was obvious that they purchased the rights to
reproduce the arcade game on the Commodore 64 and just
rushed it out for the sake of making a quick buck. It
looks like they made a perfect conversion as the arcade
was a pile of cack too!
Anyway, who'd have believed that the game actually has
an ending! It was a total surprise to me and also the
fact that it's not just a message that reads "well
done". I salute the programmers for that, but it's still
a poor ending to a cack game. Oh well, we can't have it
- Andy Vaisey:
Ah! Good old Cisco Heat, one of my favourite "worst"
games! Whenever anyone on a forum asks for a list of bad
games, I always list this one! I'm actually quite fond
of it; one of those strange circumstances where
something is sooooo bad, it becomes good. Well, not
quite, but hopefully you know what I mean...
In fact, so bad is it, it inspired me to write a 3D
routine in BASIC years ago, to see if I could make
something faster and smoother than the 'scroll' in this
game. Did I succeed? Well, perhaps not, but my routine
at least equalled the atrocity of a 3D effect in Cisco
Heat and that was machine code!
The ending? Well after the in-game graphics gave my eyes
a complete mauling, the ending screen provided slight
relief, but not much.
- Andrew Fisher:
Well, at least you didn't have to PLAY the game to get
the ending for the site!
Very bland ending to a terrible game.
FINAL SAY: It's blooming amazing that this
game actually has an ending!
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