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Ghostbusters 2

• Publisher: Activision
• Developer:
Activision
Release Date: 1989
Code: Nick Pelling

GFX: Steve Green
Music: David Whittaker

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 39%
Our Game Rating: 83%
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> GHOSTBUSTERS 2 by Activision


• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

To be honest, I have only recently sat down and played this game for the first time ever! I'm not really a Ghostbusters 2 fan and so the game had no pulling power on me. The strange thing is, I actually played this game all the way through without cheating and found it quite fun and challenging. God only know why ZZAP!64 magazine only gave it a measly score of 39%. Anyway - the game is now complete and now it's time to reveal the ending...


Ghostbusters are kicking some ghostly ass!


WHOOPEE!


Is that E.T. in the middle?!


And so the end begins...


...


"E.T. phone home!"


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Finally - another game completed without cheating!

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: On the final level, you have to retrieve the baby and then zap the hell out of the final boss, Vigo. Once this is achieved, a message pops up that reads: "CONGRATULATIONS!! PRESS FIRE". The end then loads and starts with an image of Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver (don't know the character names) holding the baby. This is accompanied by a scroller that reads: "VIGO MELTS FROM THE CANVAS! REST ASSURED THAT VIGO'S POWER HAS BEEN NEUTRALIZED BY THE PEOPLE'S GOODWILL AND YOUR COURAGE AS A GHOSTBUSTER! CONGRATULATIONS!" This ending is accompanied by the tune: Ol Lang Syne.

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. I thought it was going to be a standard text message with no sound. The only thing missing was some animation and some better music - something like a THUMPING Ghostbusters tune!

  • Andy Vaisey: But is is a bad game. However, it struck a chord with you for some reason. I willing to bet we all have these in our collection. Bad games that got us hooked for some reason...

    The ending: a half decent attempt over and above the standard congrats message, but that is a truly horrendous bitmap in every way imaginable.

  • Andrew Fisher: Didn't know that Nick Pelling coded this one - the Oliver Twins designed/developed the basic game ideas. And the ZZAP! review put me off playing it. As Andy says, it's three very short sub-games masquerading as a larger game, and was always going to pale into comparison with the original Ghostbusters game.

    Decent ending with pictures and music. Nicely done.

  • Brendan Phoenix: I thought it was a poor game - just the 3 levels at the end of the day.

    The end is ok, similar to the Amiga version from what I remember (didn't enjoy it on there either).

FINAL SAY: You'll be pleasantly surprised (",)

G.E. RATING: 6.5 / 10

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