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Equinox

• Publisher: Mikro-Gen
• Developer:
Mikro-Gen
Release Date: 1986
Code: Nick Jones

GFX: Nick Jones
Music: Nick Jones

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 83%
Our Game Rating: 81%
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> EQUINOX by Mikro-Gen


• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

Having completed Frostbyte by MikroGen, I remembered that there was a similar game by the same company that I used to play. A quick search on the net revealed that it was Equinox. The graphics and game play are very similar in style to Frostbyte. This time around you control a spherical droid around 8 levels, seeking out and disposing of the radioactive canisters that prevent human inhabitation of the asteroid on which they lie. There are many items to collect in the game which include: keys, drills, spades, dynamite, teleport passes and lift passes - all of which aid progress through the eight levels. There are aliens to blast and obstacles to destroy on the way which make this a tricky puzzle / action game.


The final task.


All the canisters have been disposed of.


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Using an infinite lives, energy & time cheat.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have disposed of the eighth canister you are shown a picture of a vault where all eight canisters are displayed on two shelves. Following that is a screen which says 'WELL DONE. ALL CANISTERS DISPOSED OF. THE COMPLEX IS NOW FIT FOR HUMAN HABITATION'. You are then prompted to press a key and the game returns to the main menu. Game over.

COMMENTS:

  • Neil: No surprises here. Very similar to Frostbyte.

  • Vinny: Hmmmm... I'm trying to work out if I expected a better ending from this game. It really is uninspiring and I suppose we couldn't expect much from the coder who also produced the endings to Exolon and Time Machine. Poor - very poor.

  • Andy Vaisey: What the *!£*&$%???? Just a slap in the face...

  • Brendan Phoenix: A lot of the Mikro-Gen endings are rubbish - have to admit never played this game.

  • Andrew Fisher: Bear in mind that a lot of Nick Jones' work was conversion - at Mikro-Gen he was working with Rafaelle Cecco who programmed the Spectrum and Amstrad versions first. So Nick would follow what Raf did.

FINAL SAY: Nice little puzzle game, which an average ending.

G.E. RATING: 2 / 10

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