I love my
Commodore 64; I love my games; I love Martin Walker and
Hunter's Moon. There are two games that I have dedicated
most of my 80s gaming time to, and they are Thing on a
Spring and ... Hunter's Moon - naturally. To me,
Hunter's Moon is a masterpiece and highlights just how
good a programmer Martin really was. Fantastic gameplay,
cool graphics and super sonix (by Matt Gray).
The ending to this game became a bit of a debate on the
c64endings forum, with Misguided_Fool (Neil Collins)
decreeing that the game had no ending and just looped
back to the beginning. Having completed this back in the
80s, I was almost sure that there was an ending to be
seen. Fortunately, in stepped Andy Vaisey and saved the
day :) ...
Our hero heads off
into the distance.
There he goes.
Hunter's Moon comes
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
It's a difficult
game to complete without a cheat, but it is certainly
possible. Saying that, Andy used a cracked version that
took him straight to the end. WHAT A CHEAT!
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once the final level is complete, our hero's ship is
seen flying off into the distance (can there be distance
in space?) and heads off for Hunter's Moon. The moon
comes into view and we see our hero's ship disappear in
the twinkle of a star (metaphorically speaking). This is
all accompanied by ending ending tune created by Matt
I remember completing this game and feeling TOTALLY
satisfied that I had completed the game to the very end.
It really did give me complete pleasure and 'closure'
and I am sure I stood up and applauded the final
sequence [Vinny's parents have always thought he was
strange, and this was one of the moments that confirmed
their suspicions]. I really want to give this ending
10/10 for pure nostalgic reasons, but I know that you
will slaughter me with your comments. So I think I will
be diplomat about it and give it a well deserved 8/10.
This isn't to say that the ending is cack as the
graphics, animation, and most certainly the ending tune,
rock to the limits!
FINAL SAY: The score is purely for the
satisfaction feeling (and the music; and the graphics,
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