by Neil Collins & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Neil Collins
Deadzone (not to be confused with The Power House's
'Dead Zone') is a quirky little shoot-em-up / action
game. I can't actually remember how I stumbled upon this
game but I do remember being surprised by it. I thought
it would be just a straight-forward shoot-em-up, but it
has two different styles of shoot-em-up levels where you
control a spaceship followed by an action section where
you control a soldier.
Graphically it's not too bad, with some simple sprites,
but decent enough animation on the later levels. It's
tough and tricky to get going as the control method and
plot are difficult to work out. Once you get to grips
with it all you can then attempt to master the few
goodness for trainers I say...
The final level is
Time to destroy the
Battle Asteroids one by one...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
- Neil: I used a
trained version that made me invincible.
- Vinny: I was
naughtier and hacked the game ending by jumping to
memory location $BA07 ;-)
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once the final level is beaten a short end sequence
begins. A message appears which reads 'CONGRATULATIONS!
YOU FINISHED YOUR MISSION SUCCESSFULLY. ALL BATTLE
ASTEROIDS ARE DESTROYED. YOU PREVENT THE APOCALYPSE'.
Above the text a short animation shows the asteroids
exploding as they orbit the earth. Explosions can be
heard as they vanish from the screen.