by Inge Pedersen & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Now this brings back some memories of C64 gaming
from the eighties! My old next door neighbour used to be
a follower of the C64, and every time he purchased a new
game, he would come straight round my house to play it.
It was quite rare that I liked his taste in games, but
Into the Eagle's Next was a rare moment when I actually
agreed with his selection. To be fair to him (Russell),
he always used to purchase the full price (£9.99)
titles, and I used to stick with my £1.99 Mastertronic,
Codemasters and Firebird titles - along with the other
budget labels of that era.
Into the Eagle's Nest is a
Gauntlet style game - or, if you are a budget game
aficionado, then the equivalent would be Storm by
Mastertronic. It's set during the second world war and
requires you to storm a castle in the hope that you can
complete the missions and then destroy the castle.
Actually, that sounds very much like Castle Wolfenstein!
Overall the game received
many accolades, and rightly so. It's lastabilty,
mapping, game play and design ensured that it earned
high marks from the Computing Press of the day, ZZAP64
and Computer and Video Games. So does this story end on
a high, or do we hit a low point right at the very
The green blob has
finally reached the end.
The castle is 'destrayed'.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Inge hacked this one to pieces. There is also a trained
version of the game by REMEMBER, which gives you tons of
great cheat options. Since then, I have built a crazy
hack version of this game and built in a game ending
key-press along with many other extra features. Download
it from here.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you reach the final area, the message 'THE
CASTLE IS DESTRAYED' scrolls along the foot of the
screen. This is followed by an ending screen with text
that reads: 'WELL DONE! YOUR MISSION WAS A SUCCESS.'