by Neil Collins & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Neil Collins
This game makes me laugh. Hideous Bill and the Gi-Gants
by Virgin. It's a Pacman clone from 1983, where you play
the role of Bill who is on a mission to rescue his
girlfriend who has been kidnapped by some large ant
creatures. Always happens doesn't it? Girlfriend one day
- stolen by mutant ants the next. Graphically it's not
too great with strange sprites and simple animation on
fairly bland backgrounds. It's very easy to play and can
be fun for a while. You do get some interludes between
levels to keep you entertained too. It's a game aimed at
younger kids I suppose so I can't be too harsh on it.
I'm sure many of you out there remember this odd little
The game is complete!
Bill and his lady
But something's not
Hmmmm... I'm sure
they're being watched!
Bill gets a little
One last look! The
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
- Neil: I
completed the levels and saved my game as I progressed.
- Vinny: I just
froze the game with my Action Replay Cart, selected the
MONITOR and typed: G 8790, which jumps you
straight to the game ending. Obviously, I had to look
through the code first to work out where the ending was
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once Bill reaches his girlfriend, they dance around the
screen while some music plays. They move around between
some large rocks while a creature looks on from hidden
positions. When Bill turns his back, the creature
kidnaps the girl again and hides. Bill stops in shock
before wandering off the screen. He pushes a rock off
the side of the screen in anger before he leaves. The
creature leaves the screen and then returns briefly.
Bill also returns to quickly check if she has come back
so the creature exits the screen again sharply. Bill
then gives up and disappears again. The game then
- Andrew Fisher:
Strange name for a game, the animation at the end is ok
without being outstanding. Virgin definitely produced
- Gaz Spence:
I was surprised by the ending in a good way. It's basic
like the rest of the game but with a twist that puts it
above the humdrum.
- Andy Vaisey:
How odd that a game with such a ridiculous name has
passed me by all these years. Might give it a whirl.
Nice to see an ending there, even if it's quite simple.
Good on the programmer.
Very amusing. Good use of the in game graphics to
generate a cool little ending.
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