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Gremlins 2: TNB

• Publisher: Elite
• Developer:
Elite
Release Date: 1990
Code: Unknown

GFX: Unknown
Music: Mark Cooksey

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 38%
Our Game Rating: 55%
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> GREMLINS 2: The New Batch by Elite


• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

Gremlins 2 by Elite is another game I missed out on in the past. Now having played it, I wish I'd never bothered. Visually it's pretty good, and looks a decent movie tie-in, but that's as good as this game gets...

The idea is simple - collect a specific item on each of the levels to progress to the next; however, the bad gremlins aren't going to make life easy for you. In fact, they are going to make it damn near impossible. The game is ridiculously hard, which means not only do you have to be a gaming god, but you'll also have to put in hours of playing so that you can memorise the attack patterns and positions of the attacking creatures. This is another one of those 'it-would-have-been-good-if-it-weren't-so-bloody-hard' C64 games. Don't waste your time on this one.


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I played a cracked version with tons of cheats including a level skipper.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: The ending is just a picture. It shows the lobby of the skyscraper where the action takes place. Pools of green slime which used t be gremlins lie scattered around the floor. A message above reads 'CONGRATULATIONS. YOU HAVE SAVED NEW YORK!'.

COMMENTS:

  • Neil: It's an ending we'd never see without cheats, and it really wasn't worth the effort. A great shame the game wasn't easier so that it could be enjoyed. 2/10.
     
  • Vinny: I've never played this game before, and from what Neil has said, I don't think I do want to play it! The graphics do look nice though...

    Okay - I couldn't resist it! I've had a few minutes play of Gremlins 2 since the last paragraph, and I found it okay. The graphics are great and really fit well within the game. I didn't play it for too long and so I didn't really get my teeth into the game play.

    As for the ending... a pretty neat picture, a 'congratulations', and nice Cooksey ending tune - but that's it. 4/10 from me.
  • Gaz Spence: I've actually seen a long play of this on youtube - the gamer caned the game without cheats so goodness knows how long he spent beforehand working out how to defeat the Gremlins. Certainly the graphics are very good and the ending is what I'd call average - the picture and tune make an ok package. Imho it's worth a 4.5 out of 10.
  • Andy Vaisey: Hmmm, I know I've seen the second film but can't for the life of me remember the plot.

    This game was a let down. The graphics are *really* good, but the game play was monotonous and super solid hard in a frustrating kind of way. The ending mentions that dreaded word 'Congratulations', but at least you get an image and some music. Better than the standard text only ending, but nothing outstanding. Move along...
  • Matt Rogers: Wowser! That loading screen is the bizzo!!
  • Andrew Fisher: I like the original film (which spawned two different games, a text adventure and a single-screen action game) but have not watched the sequel.

    Gremlins 2 had some nice ideas and some good graphics, but the difficulty level is way too high. The ending screen and tune are OK.
  • Brendan Phoenix: Defo let down by the difficulty level, two thumbs up for the graphics though.

FINAL SAY: A neat picture, but that's all.

G.E. RATING: 3 / 10

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