& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Clean up Time is a simple platform game by Karl
Hornell for Players software. It's a game I owned as a
kid but could never beat it. It was just too damn hard.
The aim of the game is to help contracted cleaners Otto
and Bobban clean up each level of a hotel in order to
progress to the next. You do this by sweeping up the
litter as soon as you can otherwise various enemies will
appear and drop more litter, making the task very
difficult. The graphics are simple and colourful, with
simple game play. There are only a handful of levels to
beat, but it gets very difficult if playing this game
alone. You get a few smart bombs which you need to use
sparingly, but it's difficult not to use them when you
are constantly pursued by the enemies. It's a tough
little game that may appeal to avid platform game fans.
I found it a little dull and too tricky. I was however
determined to beat this one after waiting a few decades
to try it out again.
The final level is
Our heroes receive a
The boss comes for a
But all is not well!
You've heard of the
saying 'bash the Bishop'; this is 'bashing the boss!'
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I played and saved my progress as I conquered each
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
The final scene at the end of the last level is called 'INTERLUDE
NR.4, PRESENTED BY OTTO: AT LAST, WE'RE FINISHED!'.
A short tune plays as both Bobban and Otto are displayed
below the title and the hotel manager is shown walking
across the screen towards them. The manager says 'SORRY
GUYS, BUT THEY'VE MESSED IT UP AGAIN. YOU'LL HAVE TO
START FROM THE BEGINNING'. Bobban and Otto walk over
to the manager and start beating the crap out of him
before the game restarts at level one.