by Brendan Phoenix & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Okay - so hands up who's never heard of this game?
Ah - I see most of you. Well I too hadn't seen or heard
of this game until team member, Brendan Phoenix, sent in
the ending, and I was intrigued to see what kind of game
it actually is...
Echo Hawk is your typical
run of the mill shoot-em-up game that was released back
in 1992. I doesn't appear to have had a UK release,
which is why most of us wouldn't have seen it, and I
only think it was released via a disk magazine in
somewhere like Germany (please correct me if I'm wrong).
The game itself has some
really nice title screen graphics and some fabulous
music throughout, but unfortunately it lacks a little in
game play. 'Game over' comes pretty quick and it's
almost impossible to get anywhere in the game without
some kind of cheat...
Why thank you :)
Here comes the
okay... medal time
right... where's my
here we go...
YES! A MEDAL! No!
Hold on a sec... you've given me a MEDAIL! WTF?
Shucks - thank you
I did, thank you.
Eh - what... more?!?
FUCK! I wanted to
No it bloody isn't!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Brendan cheated through the game whereas I just used a
cracked version that took me straight to the ending ;)
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have completed the final level, a nice,
colourful bitmap appears with a cool sprite bob effect.
An ending tune kicks in, and the epilogue appears line
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU MADE IT!!
AFTER YOUR ATTACK ON MECA,
THE MECANOIDS GIVE UP AND
SIGN THE PEACE CONTRACT WITH
THE ALLIED ALIENS AND HUMANS!
YOU HAVE THE HONOUR TO RECEIVE
THE 'UNITED SYSTEMS-MEDAIL'
FOR YOUR EXCELLENT MISSION!
WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS GAME,
AND WELCOME YOU SOON ON
YOURS, THE COMMANDER!