by Neil Collins
Here's a bizarre game: The Comet game by Firebird.
It's another title that I'd never come across, so I
decided to give it a shot. Having failed to work out
what the hell I was doing in the game, I stopped playing
it and then returned a few months later - this time
determined to work it out and managed to beat it.
game is split into a few weird sub-games that have to be
beaten approximately twenty times. They are randomly
chosen and increase in difficulty. The sub-games are; a
missile command game where you have to protect your
spaceship; a radar game where you have to find the
correct frequency; a puzzle game where you have to fix
the computer LED's; a shoot-em-up where you blast
bouncing balls; and a coffee game where you have to make
mix the right drinks for the astronauts - all a bit
weird if you ask me! If you beat all of the sub-games
enough times you finally get to blast the enemy spores
on the comet itself. If you beat that then the game is
game isn't particularly good as all the sub-games are
short and very simple; some are really easy, but some
are very difficult. It's unlikely you will reach the
very difficult final level so it's not really a game
that I'd recommend you play. It looks and plays pretty
badly too so I'd overlook this one...
The final challenge
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I played it while saving my progress with the emulator.
It took a while to work it all out, but once I knew what
I was doing I flew through it.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
After beating numerous levels on the comet surface
(which all look the same apart from the colour scheme),
the game finally ends. A message appears which reads 'CONGRATULATIONS.
YOU HAVE DESTROYED THE GERMBAG MENACE'.