by Brendan Phoenix
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Back in 1991 Bruce Willis was THE top movie star,
and it appeared that anything he touched turned to gold.
That was until Hudson Hawk, an American comedy movie
co-written by Mr. Willis himself, came along and fell
flat on its face at the box office. It's now classed as
one of the movie industry's all-time Rotten Tomatoes.
The thing is, I was one of those rare people who
actually enjoyed the movie! I thought it was fun and
exciting :) I couldn't see what all the fuss was about!
Needless to say that Ocean
grabbed the franchise for this one and produced a
platformer to be proud of (I wonder if Bruce Willis ever
played the game?) The game comprises of some great
mapping, cool graphics, great tunes and game play to
boot. All in all a great release for the Commodore 64 -
even if it did get a little frustrating in places! So
did the ending follow through?
Finally made it to
...and retrieved the
I just said that!
Oooo... there is is
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I think Brendan used a trainer version of the game. I
used one by Nostalgia to record the ending sequence and
capture the images above.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
One you have completed the final level (level 3), an
ending message appears that reads: "CONGRATULATIONS
HAWK! YOU HAVE MANAGED TO RETRIEVE THE MIRRORED CRYSTAL."
The ending image then loads and appears, which shows the
Mirrored Crystal in its full glory. This is accompanied
by an ending tune. A press of the fire button takes you
to the final message, which reads: "CONGRATULATIONS
HAWK! THE GOLD MACHINE HAS BEEN TOTALLY DESTROYED,
TOGETHER WITH THE ALCHEMY PROJECT! YOU HAVE SAVED THE
ECONOMIC FATE OF THE WHOLE WORLD."