& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Legend of the Amazon Women by Silvertime is another
game I decided to have a crack at after spotting it on
the WANTED LIST on the
I vaguely remember playing
this game in the past, but due to it being very
difficult and very boring it's not something that I
would have played a lot of times. The plot is a bit
silly, but quite original. You play the part of Lady
Penelope, who has woken to find herself lost in the
Amazon jungle after her plane has crashed. Her young
daughter has gone missing, but where is she? Why she's
been kidnapped by the legendary tribe of Amazon Women!
Pretty obvious really. So with club in hand you have to
fight your way past the Amazon women to get to your
daughter. The graphics and animation are very similar to
Tir-na-nog and Dun-Darach, although it's a bit more
colourful. Unfortunately the game play is very
repetitive, too linear and extremely boring. The other
major flaws are the speed (it's incredibly slow) and the
difficulty level (it's way too hard).
avoid this game, as there are far better fighting games
available on the C64.
"Take your marks..."
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I poked about in the code and managed to stop the timer
and my energy level from decreasing.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
If you managed to beat all the Amazon women to death and
work your way to the end of the scrolling landscape, you
get to see a small crib which appears as part of the
background graphics. Once you approach it, Penelope
reaches down to collect her child and the game is
beaten. A message appears at the top of the screen which
reads "CONGRATULATIONS. YOU MADE IT THROUGH THE
JUNGLE." The game then restarts.