by Neil Collins & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Neil Collins
Glider Rider by Quicksilva is a game that I've
played quite a bit over the years on various machines...
You control a bike that
transforms into a glider when you make a few awkward
joystick movements whilst positioned on a hill. The game
is set in an isometric world of complex hills and
installations. The aim is to bomb 10 reactors and escape
the island within a set time. It all sounds a bit basic
and simple, but I think that's where the game excels.
It's easy to play and great fun dropping bombs all over
the landscape. It's tough to beat, but not impossible so
it's worth having a crack at it.
graphics are monochrome with very little animation to
really like this game and would recommend it to all who
haven't played it. It's not ground-breaking and can be
frustrating to control at times, but you can master it
with practice which is quite rewarding.
Setting up for the
ending... but not quite there yet!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
- Neil: I played
it while saving my progress as I destroyed the domes.
- Vinny: I
cheated! I started the game and froze it with my Action
Replay Cartridge, went to MONITOR, and typed 'G 56EB' -
which is where the game ending sequence begins ;-)
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have bombed the last reactor, you get a message
to confirm that they have all been destroyed and you are
told to get the hell out of there. You then need to fly
off the island at the point where you started the game.
This triggers the final screen of text which reads 'OKAY.....
YOU'VE DESTROYED THE ISLAND AND ESCAPED WITH YOUR LIFE.
DON'T LET IT GO TO YOUR HEAD'.