by Brendan Phoenix
Reviewed by Frank Gasking
Fully titled "Hagar The Horrible", the conversion of
the popular comic strip character was pretty well done
on the C64. Sure, it wasn't the best ever platformer on
the C64, but a good reasonable effort and a playable one
You had to control Hagar over a series of levels over
different islands in some classic platform action.
Graphics were fairly standard, and the sounds were ok,
but the game played well and deserved the reasonable
grades it received.
Sadly, Hagar was never to make it to UK shores as
planned. Even though the game was publicised in the UK,
got reviewed and even had a demo put on Commodore
Format's Powerpack, the UK never saw the game in the
shops. It seems that sadly the UK distribution fell
through, and so it only got released in other European
countries. Floating around the net was the foreign
version, but no UK version.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I presuming that Brendan used a cracked version by
Fairlight that allows you to jump straight to the ending
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
We get to see Hagar and his chum sailing away with all
the loot. This is accompanied by an ending tune.