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I.O.

• Publisher: Firebird
• Developer:
Kinetic Design
Release Date: 1988
Code: Douglas Hare
GFX: Bob Stevenson
Music: David Whittaker

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 80%
Our Game Rating: 91%

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ENDING FILE:
ioend.zip


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> I.O. by Firebird


• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

I LOVE this game... I REALLY do! It is a superb shoot-em-up with amazing graphics by Bob Stevenson, superb game play, and cracking music - just like all games should be (",). But at the end of all that blasting, is there a snazzy game ending to boot? Let's find out ...


COOL! Flying vibrators! The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Can't remember. I know I can complete this without a cheat, but knowing me... :) (UPDATE 19/06/2011: check out the HACKS page for more info on how I completed it) :-)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: There isn't much going on in this game ending. It's a one-screen ending that has a whole load of ships flying through space (nice) and a cool ending tune from David Whittaker (one of my faves). You are also treated to a game ending message that says, "WELL DONE!! THE CONVOY CAN NOW CONTINUE IN PEACE AND THE HUMAN RACE SHALL LIVE ON."

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: I remember seeing this ending for the first time and thinking how cool it was. It really did give me a satisfaction of completing the game. It also have a great Whittaker ending tune to finish it off.
     
  • Andrew Fisher: I like the ending a lot, tells a story and has nice music with it.

    As for the game, it looks and sounds great and has some original ideas. But for me the old bugbear of losing all your weapons when you die makes it too tricky to survive and really progress through the game.
     
  • Gaz Spence: As Andrew states, progress through the games is erratic given the massive difference the power ups make. Still, it does still have a cult following so obviously floats some people's boats. The ending is neat if not spectacular and I do like the tune. 6 out of 10 for me.
     
  • Brendan Phoenix: I would bump it up to a 7... good scrolling effects, ok little ending tune and a brief epilogue makes for a satisfying ending.
     
  • Andy Vaisey: Good game, fair ending. 6/10 sounds about right.

FINAL SAY: Go on, give it a go (",).

G.E. RATING: 6 / 10

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