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Co-Axis

• Publisher: Bigtime Software
• Developer:
Cosine / TMR
Release Date: 1998
Code: Jason Kelk

GFX: Jason Kelk
Music: Marc François

Our Game Rating: 83%
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> CO-AXIS by Bigtime Software


• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

You've heard me say it a millions times, but I'm going to say it again: I'm a BIG fan of Jason Kelk's work and also enjoy playing his games. He really is a Master when it comes to producing shoot-em-ups for the Commodore 64. It's also good to see the progression of this game to where Jason is now with his programming, which is so much more polished. Here's to Co-axis 2189 (coming soon from Psytronik)...


Nearly there!


The end of level 9...


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I used a cracked version of the game that allowed me to skip levels by pressing the 'Esc' key. I also had a play through with infinite lives/energy.

I also hacked my way to the end and used the following cheat:

  • Load the game and freeze it using Action Replay Cart (ALT+F in CCS64 or ALT+Z in Vice)

  • Enter POKE 2133,240 (this changes BNE command to BEQ in mem location $0855)

  • Restart the game and start a new game. Lose all your lives and you will see the 'ending' screen as opposed to the 'game over' screen!

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have completed level 9, The Final Countdown, the ending fires up with a new dedicated tune along with a message that reads: "YOU MADE IT! WELL DONE!" In the background is a parallax effect that is built up with LOADS of spaceships!

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: Considering that this game was/is FREE, it's a neat little shooter that would have done well if it was released on a budget label back in the day. Great presentation, nice graphics and cool music. And the same goes for the ending :-) Saying that - there's plenty more that Jason could have done.

  • Brendan Phoenix: Not sure if the end tune is new or not as I have never played this one.

    Pretty standard message and I hate it when the high score is included in the final screen - personal pet hate! 2/10.

FINAL SAY: It cool, but far to quick and light :(

G.E. RATING: 5.5 / 10

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