Who'd have thought that the great old Commodore 64
could host such an arcade accurate conversion. This game
really does mirror it's arcade daddy and allows the game
player to experience the thrills and spills of the
arcade action within the realms of a teenager's bedroom
- you know where I'm getting at.
Saying all that, it seems
that the programmers have also capture the essence of
the arcade game ending...
Our hero is poised to
kick the crap out of the princess.
Instead, she ends up
kicking him in the shin!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?
Way back in 1985 my brother and I were able to
complete this game without the aid of a single cheat.
Today, it seems that I can only complete it with an
infinite lives and time cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?
Once you get to the very end of Floor 5, your loved one
comes running towards you with open arms. You embrace
her with all your love and affection, followed by some
I remember being impressed with this ending when I first
complete the game back in 1985. Looking at it now, it
seems a little lack-lustre and non-descript. I suppose
the programmers were trying to keep it true to the
- Andrew Fisher:
Had this on a compilation, never managed to finish it -
kept dying at the last boss (who looks like the player).
It's a reasonable conversion, especially the music.
As Vinny says, it's true to the arcade ending so that's
both good and bad news.
- Andy Vaisey:
Wow, a blast from the past! Played this to death with a
friend back in the day and remember this ending. We
weren't actually expecting one, so something was nice
even if it's a bit basic. My opinion hasn't change.
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