• Completed by Brendan Phoenix
• Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
So there I was, in my
dressing gown, sitting, banging my head against the
screen, and wondering WHY on earth this game ending
looked SO familiar! I spent ages trying to work it out,
but it wasn't until I read the WIKIPEDIA entry on
Katakis that all was revealed. Take a look for
This is a fine R-Type
style shoot-em-up game from Manfred Trenz and Andreas
Escher: great graphics and fantastic sonics all wrapped
up neatly in a superbly playable shoot-em-up.
So is this a typical
Manfred Trenz game ending or has he let his standards
Your ship has just flow out of fromthe right hand
side of the
space station and is making a hasty retreat.
"She's gonna blow! (oo-er missus)"
... OOOOOOOOO ...
And now the credits ...
The End (",)
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Brendan cheated and skipped straight to the ending :)
WHAT HAPPENS?: You spaceship makes a swift exit from
the right and flies off into outer space, leaving behind
it TOTAL carnage as the space station explodes! This is
then followed by a whole host of thanks and credits.
- Vinny: Manfred Trez seems to be the king of
game endings! He has produced yet another fine game
ending which is only let down by the lack of sonics
during the final credits (hence not receiving 10 / 10).
The graphics and animation are cool and worth a look
- Andy Vaisey:
Shame on you for not knowing that Denaris is a Katakis 'reskin'!
All to do with the R-Type/Katakis controversy that also
affected ZZAP! 64, with it's Katakis demo replaced last
minute with Time Tunnel. Good days! ;)
Spooky... I downloaded Katakis a few days ago and have
been playing it in my spare time. I'd forgotten what a
rock hard, solid game it it...
A tidy ending in my book; like you said, shame about the
- Andrew Fisher:
I did not play Katakis/Denaris until years after I had
played Armalyte, so while I acknowledge it is very good
the Thalamus game will always be better in my eyes.
Having said that, Katakis is up there with the great
shoot 'em ups, and it's a great ending. I love the way
the text reads like the credits of a film.
- Brendan Phoenix:
Sheer quality ending - if only every game had an ending
I always remember the game from the ZzZAP!64 covertape
fiasco as well
SAY: Another top ending from the man himself (",)
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