I used to love reading the EAGLE comic back in the
80s when it was re-released. Dan Dare was a hero of mine
and so I was excited to see him appear on the good old
I was delighted to see
that the game was quite cool and certainly hit the spot.
Unfortunately I never saw the end until a few months
back when Matt Rogers kindly sent it in ...
Our hero finally
escapes the planet.
Sign your name a bugga
oof. The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Matt completed this one with out any cheats - there's a
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Well, once you have defeated the Mekon, you are given a
2-minute warning to escape the planet.
Once you walk off the
final screen you get to see a miniature picture of your
ship flying away and the words, "DAN AND CHUMS FLY
OFF IN THE ANASTASIA ..."
The screen then switches
to the HIGH-SCORE ENTRY SCREEN where you get to add your
name to the list - yawn.
To be totally honest, you'd kind of expect a little more
of a story-board ending to this game - it's a comic
strip character for flip sake! You'd expect the
programmer to have produced more of a comic book style
ending :-( A one-screen ending doesn't really do it for
The really sad thing about this is that the ZX
Spectrum ending is so much better than the C64 version!
It even has animation and digitized speech!
I only discovered 68% of the map - dunno what happens if
you finish it AND get 100%!
- Andrew Fisher:
It's a shame about the C64 ending, but after talking to
the programmer for my Retro Gamer article, the project
was taking a long while so he may not have had room or
time for a decent ending. Bear in mind the Spectrum game
is a much simpler design (although a fairly big map, it
is split into sections).
- Brendan Phoenix:
The Speccy ending really does kick it's C64 counterparts
FINAL SAY : MATT:
Seriously depressing ending when you compare it to
the Speccy version :-(
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