Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Oh my god! Has anyone seen the overall game rating
for Freak Factory that was awarded by ZZAP 64 magazine?
Twenty-eight percent! What on earth were they thinking?
I know the game doesn't look or sound too great, but
it's still fun to play and worth a few more points.
this ending was requested by Brendan Phoenix, who has
been struggling for some time to complete it. I actually
completed this game back in 1986 and remember that there
is an ending; and so I was determined to do it again -
if only for Brendan!
The final lift...
...and the final,
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I played with the code to this one and hacked the game
to death. To see the ending, just follow these easy
Start the game
Freeze the game using an Action Replay Cartridge or
an emulator and enter the MONITOR function
Change the value at $BFF9 to $01
Then jump to location $1800: G 1800.
ending will now automatically start!
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Our hero is shown outside the factory with shades up and
a smile on his face. The mad professor and his strange
alien apprentices are now locked behind bars. The
professor has a speech bubble with a scrolling message
that reads: "CONGRATULATIONS. AT LAST I ADMIT DEFEAT.
BUT YOU WILL NEVER KEEP ME BEHIND BARS. SOON I WILL BE
FREE AND THEN..."
I was actually pleased to see that this game had and
ending, and it was nice to see it again. Like the game,
it isn't going to win any awards, but it sits well
within the game. It could have done with a different
piece of music.
- Andrew Fisher:
Never saw or played this one back in the day, may
have to check it out. Interesting little ending for
a budget game though.
- Gaz Spence:
A quirky game with distinctive graphics - I think
Zzap! missed the point with this game. The ending
brings good closure to proceedings, rounding the
story off nicely.
- Brendan Phoenix:
I bought this back in the day and enjoyed it at the
time, fair to say it has not stood the test of time.
And then what???
I need to know!!!!
- Andy Vaisey:
To be honest, ZZAP's overall score does seem a
little low, but their harsh comments are about
right. This is not a good game; there are a helluva
lot better budget games out there. Having said that,
it's got an ending so a slap on the back for that.
Give is a look and then put it to one side for another
20 odd years ;)
to view more endings.