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Island of
....Dr Destructo

• Publisher: Bulldog Software
• Developer:
Mastertronic
Release Date: 1987
Code: Richard Aplin

GFX: Richard Aplin
Music: David Whittaker

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 61%
Our Game Rating: 66%
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> THE ISLAND OF DR. DESTRUCTO by Bulldog (Mastertronic)


• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

The Island of Dr. Destructo is a chaotic little shoot-em-up by Bulldog software. It's a single screen game for one or two players. You have to shoot enemy aircraft and send them crashing into the battleships below to cause damage to them and ultimately sink them. Success will send you onto the next ship in Dr. Destructo's fleet, which has been sent to conquer the world - so the aim of the game is to thwart the mad doctor's plans. The graphics are cartoon like and are well animated. The controls take some getting used to, but work quite well after a few games. There are twenty one levels to beat, with the last level being the final conflict at Dr. Destructo's fortress. The game is very difficult, so I'm glad I found some cheats for it. It's a game that seems to be either loved or hated by C64 gamers. In my opinion it's a pretty good game with enough frantic action to keep you hooked for a while.


Got no idea what's going on here!


Or here!


Ah! I think I know what's happening here...


...and here. The End!

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I used a level skip cheat.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: If you manage to cause enough damage to the fortress, you get to see it fall down off the bottom of the screen. A message then appears which reads 'Today you win.. Tomorrow you shall kneel before me!!'. The game then restarts.

COMMENTS:

  • Neil: It's a very basic ending. I can't see many people reaching it without cheating. It's a game worth playing, but the ending is pretty tragic. 2/10.
     
  • Vinny: I own this game, but never loaded it up and had a play. Judging by Neil's comments, I'm in two minds if I should even bother ;) Plus the ending is cack! 1.5/10.
     
  • Brendan Phoenix: Not as bad as I expected it to be from reading the comments, there are plenty worse. Standard cheapo ending - some words of congratulations would have been nice.

    My body shudders as what he would do I as you kneeled in front of him! Yuk!

FINAL SAY: He's a bit confident isn't he? Being as I just kicked his ass...

G.E. RATING: 2 / 10

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