& Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Here's an old platform game I stumbled upon, which
is by Kingsoft. I'm not completely sure of its premise,
but you appear to be controlling a (VERY) slow walking
caveman who has to collect two items (B and C) before
hitching a ride with a bird waiting at the top of the
screen. Your caveman can only jump up and down to
platforms that are above or below him, which has to be
done whilst avoiding the many nasties climbing around
game looks and sounds okay, but it's a little marred by
the dragging movement of the main character - as if he's
wading through treacle!
Unfortunately the game
hasn't aged well, but it's still worth a play or two...
The final stage is
# Come fly with me...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I initially loaded this up to create a crazy hack, but I
also wanted to check if it had an ending, and so I
created an invincibility cheat (POKE 8431,96) and played
through the 4 stages. It only took about a minute before
I got to the ending...
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Between each stage, you see your hero and the bird
flying off the level and then appearing on the next. But
at the end of Stage 4, you see our hero flying off into
the distance. The game then restarts.
- Andrew Fisher:
A simple but fun animation to end the game with - looks
like the bird is supposed to be the legendary Phoenix.
- Brendan Phoenix: Missed
opportunity - just a few words / epilogue could have
raised this one higher.
Sounds and looks like an old-skool arcade game (no bad
FINAL SAY: Halcyon it aint, but at least it's
HERE to view more endings.