& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Dr Jackle & Mr Wide is a platform/puzzle game by
Mastertronic. I remember playing this as a kid on my
Amstrad CPC464. I had no idea what I had to do in the
game so I gave up on it quite quickly. Having played it
again years later, I wish I hadn't bothered...
The aim of the game is to
navigate the sewers and find your way to the secret lab
that holds an antidote to your schizophrenic troubles.
You do this by collecting certain objects that allow you
to progress through each sewer, and avoiding the
creatures within that drain your energy. All the sewers
look the same, so it's quite confusing.
It's a poor game with
simple puzzles, terrible graphics and horrible controls.
The game could have been far better if the levels were
planned a bit better and the main character's jumping
ability wasn't so strange. The game just looks like a
port from the Spectrum, so it seems as though they
couldn't be bothered to jazz it up for the C64.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Using an infinite time cheat. The infinite energy cheat
didn't seem to work.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have navigated the final sewer and found the
doorway to the lab, you exit the level by taking the
staircase. A screen full of text pops up which
congratulates you on completing the game and turning
back into Dr Jackle (or Jackyll as it is displayed). You
are told to look out for the sequel, and the programmer
hopes that you enjoyed solving the puzzles in the game.
The game then ends.