& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Implosion is a multi-direction scrolling shoot-em-up
by Cascade. I've never been a fan of Cascade games due
to the fact that my mother bought me the infamous
Cassette Fifty compilation, which was absolute rubbish.
I was pleasantly surprised when I loaded up Implosion,
as it looked and played really well. I had no idea what
I was doing in the game so I did a bit of research and
worked out how you play it. You basically have to guide
your ship around a large maze, looking for pods on the
ground to destroy. You can make your ship dive or rise
by pressing the space bar, which allows you to fly over
or under the maze. Flying high is dangerous as you get
attacked by enemies but you are safe from colliding with
the maze walls. Flying low is the opposite of this. Once
all pods are destroyed the level is complete. Overall
it's a pretty good game, and quite playable as it's not
hard to get into but is quite a challenge to beat. It's
a bit different to your run of the mill shoot-em-up as
there is a puzzle element to it. It's the best Cascade
game I have played so far.
"Chocolate - hmmmm,
Maltesers - so light"
And there you have
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used an infinite lives cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once all the pods are destroyed on the final level, an
end sequence is shown. A large planet fills the screen
and then shrinks into the distance as you fly away from
it. The planet then explodes and disappears. Another
screen follows with an Implosion logo at the top and a
Cascade logo at the bottom. A message is shown in the
centre of the screen in fancy multicoloured text which
reads 'WELL DONE. YOU'VE SAVED THE WORLD... FOR NOW!'. You
then get a mega bonus of 1,000,000 points and you get to
enter your name into the high score table.