• Publisher: Datasoft
• Developer:
Release Date: 1984
R. Fortier, J. Butrovich
GFX: Unknown
John Fitzpatrick

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 32%
Our Game Rating: 61%


FILE: conanend.zip

> CONAN by Datasoft

Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

Conan by Datasoft. I like this game, although many c64 owners and magazine reviewers didn't. Very similar to the Goonies, it's an arcade puzzle game. Never finished this as a kid, but now with the magic of emulation I finally have. You have to work you're way through seven tricky levels and defeat the villainous Volta.

Big Bird is doing his thang.

"Up, up and away!"

The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I loaded it up and played through it. I used a few sneaky save states on the way, but I remembered a lot of it from playing years ago. Many people found the last level difficult, but I found it very easy. I think I just got lucky and found a simple plan to defeat Volta. (Vinny: I just used a trained version by NOSTALGIA and jumped straight to the end).

A cool trainer by NOSTALGIA.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: After throwing your sword at the on-coming thunderbolts that Volta throws around the level, you must collect the three heart shaped items that fall from them and place them in the room below Volta's. This causes the caged bird to fly out and pick Volta up. After hurling Volta into the lava pit in the centre of the screen you are picked up and flown to safety. You are then shown the end screen with a message telling you of your success. Your bonus is calculated and you are returned back to the title page.

COMMENTS: Very good indeed. The evil Volta is burnt to a crisp, you get a free lift home and the world is saved. Sounds like a top ending to me.

FINAL SAY: A good ending to a good game. I can now sleep peacefully knowing how Conan's quest ends.

G.E. RATING: 6 / 10

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