• Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Back in the early 80s, Firebird software shared a
large chunk of the budget software market along side
Mastertronic. With top-notch titles retailing for a mere
£1.99, Firebird software had the gaming public on their
side - who wouldn't be when they were releasing great
titles such as Thrust, Raging Beast, Chicken Chase and
Microrhythm - to name but a few.
Gogo the Ghost was one of
Firebird's early releases - 1984 was still early
days for the gaming industry - but it still managed to
capture the hearts of the C64 community and secured it's
place in gaming history.
Twenty three years on, the game
certainly shows it's age, but still retains an element
of innocence and charm. So during those twenty three years,
did anyone manage to complete the game? ...
Plenty of love hearts
to go around. The end.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?
Hmmmm ... it looks like Fiery Phoenix cheated all the way
to the end and made full-use of an infinite time and
power cheat. The cheating swine!
SO WHAT HAPPENS?
Once the final level is complete, Gogo finally
appears at the top of the castle and is shrouded in
flying love hearts, and the final ending message
reads, "CONGRATULATIONS. YOU'VE MANAGED TO GET TO THE
CASTLE TOP. YOUR RANK IS GOGO MASTER".
- Vinny: I was
pleasantly surprised to see that an early budget gaming
title could possess such a cute ending - or an ending at
all for that matter! It's nice to see the game coming to
a satisfactory end; though an ending tune wouldn't have
gone a miss.
FINAL SAY: Impressive
for it's time and price-tag (",)
to view more endings.