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Hektic

• Publisher: CP Verlag
• Developer:
Little TV Men Soft.
Release Date: 1992
Code: Mark Jones

GFX: Roy Fielding
Music:
Marc Francois

Our Game Rating: 83%
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> HEKTIC by CP Verlag


• Completed by Gaz Spence
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

So here's the thing... before adding this game ending to C64endings, I added Sentence, which is another game by the same team - or at least Roy Fielding worked on both. Now I'd seen Hektic 2 before, but never Hektic 1, and it appears that Hektic 1 has very similar game play to Sentence, but with different style graphics. I bet your as confused as I am (",)...

Hektic is a well presented arcade platform game that is as tough as old boots. With crisp sprites, cleanly drawn scenery, and a well paced tunes, Hektic is certainly a game with that 'just one more go' appeal to it - but you do have to persist past the frustration. I personally prefer Hektic 2 with its static screens, but this game is still worthy of a play or two...

Oh - and before I forget... don't do what I did and pump up the volume and then not realise that there is some cool digitised speech in the bonus stage; it scared me shitless!


You finally reach the end of level 4...


Oh - what's going on here?


Ah - an epilogue...


Now Sentence is DEFINITELY a tough game!!


Take a bow guys.


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Looking at the ending file that Gaz sent me, he cheats all the way to the end!

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have reached the end of level 4, the ending kicks in with Hektic banners bounding from left to right, a specific ending tune, and the epilogue, which reads: "Well done, you have completed all 4 levels of Hektic!!!  The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the fair maiden has been rescued, etc... etc... Thought it was easy huh???? Well, get your hands on 'Sentence' by ltvm. software and see how good you really are!!" It then finishes with the copyright and an instruction to press RUN-STOP.

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: I think I would have been happy enough if I'd played through the game and got to see this ending. It's nice enough... nice animation, nice music, and a close to the story. It's nice... but could have been better. 5/10 from me.
  • Roy Fielding (the Graphics Artist): My mate at the time, Jog (Mark Jones, but not the Ocean one) started to do a game when he knew I was doing Sentence. Jog joined the demo group I started "Sub Zero" and used to live not far from me. He started coming round and I got him into coding. He was a fast learner.

    Anyway, when he started Hektic, he just asked me to do some gfx for him, but there was no real design. So, it was just thrown together. I think he did manage to sell it, but I'm not sure.

    It was good to see the game ending. It brought back memories :)
  • Andrew Fisher: Another ending that shows demo scene roots, nice tune and logos.
  • Brendan Phoenix: I thought it was the Mastertronic game at first (good little game that!)

    I will never be too harsh on an ending that put's a few pieces of words in, more than the standard Well Done or Congratulation's.
  • Gaz Spence: I particularly like the funky ending tune and coupled with the scrolling text and bitmaps makes the ending not half bad.
  • Andy Vaisey: Like Merman said, a scene style ending. In fact, at quick first glance, I misread the 'Hektic' top and bottom as 'Hokoto Force'. Duh!

FINAL SAY: Nice enough - average ending.

G.E. RATING: 5 / 10

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