& Reviewed by Neil Collins
I remember this game well as I owned it as a kid and
thought the name was a bit silly. I also distinctly
remember not being able to get anywhere in the game as
it was incredibly difficult...
of Topaz is a simple side scrolling platform game with
basic graphics and sound, but it's far from simple to
play. Death comes regularly in the form of alien
enemies, deadly background items and falling off
platforms (from heights that you should really survive).
This is one of those budget games that could well have
been a classic had it not been for it's difficulty and
of the game is to find seven fuel crystals and return
them to the spaceship in order to escape the alien
planet. I can't imagine how anyone could do this without
The final fuel
crystal is collected.
The aliens have
Our hero's ship is
...and on its way
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I poked about in the code to find the address that held
the value that indicated Ozzy carried a fuel crystal. It
was then a case of returning it to the ship, poking the
code again and repeating it six more times.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once Ozzy has returned the final crystal, the engines
fire up on the bottom of the spaceship. It rises up off
the screen and the game is beaten.