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Knuckle Busters

• Publisher: Melbourne House
• Developer:
Melbourne House
Release Date: 1991
Code: Matt Sneap
GFX: Matt Sneap
Music: Rob Hubbard

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 56%
Our Game Rating:
68%
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ENDING FILE:
knucklebustersend.zip


CRAZY HACK:
knucklebusters+29D.zip

> KNUCKLE BUSTERS by Melbourne House


Completed & Reviewed by Matt Rogers

Well, bang goes my theory that because an effort was made with a game intro, there would be a decent ending!

If you weren't aware, the aim of the game is to escape from a prison complex before it explodes - you play Deke, a poor bastard sentenced to be 'androsized' for treason and crimes against the 'colony'. But you're not having it. You've busted out of your cell and sabotaged the central computer - it's rigged to blow in 17 minutes and you have to escape...

A good game? No, sir, a very boring game. But it does boast a decent title screen and three cracking Hubbard tunes - I remember loading it up in the old days just to hear the title and intro tunes. It wasn't until recently that I discovered how good the in-game tune is - could never play for more than a minute before flicking the power switch so never made it past the whiny beginning.


WHAT?! The End?

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?

  • Matt: Completed it by pure fluke whilst in the process of mapping it (with infinite lives and time, of course).
  • Vinny: I created a crazy hack for this game that has 29 extra in-game features; one of them being the game ending. You can download the crazy hack from the link area above.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: I was just running along and the final screen appeared just like that - no warning, no obvious hole-in-the-wall to escape through - nuffink!

COMMENTS:

  • Matt: Judging by the Commodore User map there are a few places to escape - I guess the challenge is to get out via the quickest route.
  • Vinny: I was one of those mugs who purchased an original copy of this game on the day of its release; I only purchased it for the Rob Hubbard tune! I remember loading it up and thinking that I had just wasted £9.99 on this game and I really wanted to think that the reward would come in the form of a game ending Hubbard tune. I, like Matt, am seriously peed off that this ending lacks near on everything that any half decent game ending should include: music, credits, animation, graphics, blah, blah, blah...

FINAL SAY: Enjoy or (as usual) not...

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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