• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Back in the eighties, Mastertronic were FANTASTIC! Quality games for only
£1.99 - what more could you ask for? I used to spend
every penny of my pocket money (£4.00 at that time) on
Mastertronic titles. As soon as the money hit my hand
(thanks Dad) I darted off to the local game store that
was literally the next road from where I lived.
Human Race was one of
Mastertronic's quality products that projected pure fun
and game play, caringly pulled together by some amazing
Hubbard soundtracks. It really is a delight to play -
even if it is a challenging game. So I bet you're
wondering what the ending is like? ...
The end of Level 5...
"Space... the final
Off goes the craft...
The End (",)
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?
Ermm... I ere... used a cheat :) Obviously.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?
When you eventually complete the final level, you are
transported into space where a spaceship is waiting for
you and a message that reads: "YOUR SKILL HAS CARRIED
YOU HERE TO THE PRESENT. BUT MAN'S ULTIMATE DESTINY LIES
OUT THERE AMONGST THE STARTS WAITING FOR SOMEONE JUST
LIKE YOU TO REACH OUT." A quick press of the fire
button sends the ship into outer space and beyond,
leading into the final end sequence message: "THE
END. OR JUST THE BEGINNING....."
- Vinny: Back in
the day, I completed this game by using a cheat because
it was a little too hard for me. I was astonished that
it had and game ending! This is a cracking little game
ending that finishes the storyline off with pure class.
And for £1.99, you can't go wrong :) Some great
animation, an epilogue and a Hubbard tune to finish it
- Andrew Fisher:
For a long time I had never got past the first level.
Then I saw a video (accompanying Press Play On Tape
playing the awesome Hubbard tune) and I learned how to
get further. It is very interesting for a budget game,
splicing together different play styles and is a good
tribute to the coding skills of the late John Ferrari.
And it has a very good ending, which is nice to see -
worth the effort of evolving from monkey to modern man!
- Brendan Phoenix:
Same here - that first level I always used to try and
eat all the banana's - but as it says at the start of
the level - just go for the biggest!
That opening level of tune is an all time fave - awesome
in fact and bring back great memories.
A great Mastertronic game with a great little ending.
It was endings like this that got me into Commodore 64
game endings in the first place! (",)
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