by Brendan Phoenix
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
I was never a fan of the original Game Over game,
and I think I wasn't alone. ZZAP!64 magazine thought it
was dire too and only gave
it an overall score of 68%, and so there was a lot of
work to be done if there was to be any improvement.
Which is probably why Dinamic chose a completely
different coding team to produce the sequel...
Game Over 2 is a bit of a
strange one; it doesn't really seem to know what kind of
game it wants to be. First it starts off as a shoot-em-up
in space; then it turns into a strange shoot-em-up in a
jungle where you're sitting on a peculiar creature
traipsing through a river; and then finally it turns
into quite a nice platform adventure game.
Unfortunately, for me, the final part is the only bit of
the game worth playing, which then leads into the
What one EARTH is
going on here?!
Where's that fella
Huh? Now there's two
Space... the final
...these are the
voyages of the... hold on... wrong game...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Brendan had the code for the final part (25472) and played it
all the way through with unlimited lives.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
The game ends with two characters facing each other, and
then a shot of a spaceship leaving a planet. This is
followed by a message that says, "THE END".
- Andrew Fisher:
Dinamic's games were always too difficult, even with
codes to give access to later levels/parts. None of the
three parts of Game Over II are particularly well-made.
There was some effort put into an ending, but it is as
average as the rest of the game.
- Andy Vaisey:
Well, I appreciate that there is 'something' to the
ending beyond the standard 'well done'. However, it's
all a bit half-assed like the game. Avoid...
Good thing I'm still looking at this website. I've been
waiting to see this one for quite a while...
The planet that the spaceship leaves from looks like a
Death Star. Not counting that, not too bad. Definitely
better than the first game's ending.
- Brendan Phoenix:
Pity it is not up the standard of Navy Moves - that was
an ace ending.
FINAL SAY: Surprising, but still basic.
HERE to view more endings.