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Cisco Heat

• Publisher: Image Works
• Developer:
ICE
Release Date: 1991
Code: James MacDonald

GFX: Unknown
Music: Alan Grier

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 30%
Our Game Rating: 1%
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> CISCO HEAT by Image Works (Mirrorsoft)


• Completed & 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. Hooker.

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."

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: 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 all.

  • 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!

G.E. RATING: 4 / 10

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