by Brendan Phoenix & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Neil Collins
Magic Rufus is a quirky little platform game by
Alternative software that features a strange blob like
creature called Rufus. He is set with the task of
rescuing the population of his village, which has been
captured by some evil witches. They are trapped in small
cages that are scattered throughout the eight levels.
You need to release the specific amount of captives on
each level to progress to the next. Throughout the game
you can collect and buy spells and weapons, which are
crucial to your quest. The levels are patrolled by
various demons that re-spawn so you need to move quick
to avoid energy loss.
game looks nice and plays quite well once you have
worked out what you need to do. The biggest drawback is
the way that Rufus jumps, which is quite tricky and
usually causes him to fall several levels - which is
quite frustrating. It takes some getting used to but is
worth the effort.
bad little title this, so have a look at it if you get a
Level 8 is finally
complete! The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
- Neil: I used an
infinite energy cheat.
- Vinny: I was a
sneaky sausage, and just freezed the game using my
Action Replay Cartridge, went to the Monitor Mode, and
typed: G BD0A, which jumps you to the end sequence at
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
There are eight levels to beat. Once you have saved the
captives and exited the final level the game is complete
and a small end sequence starts. A multicoloured strobe
effect is shown in the centre of the screen while Rufus
is displayed above and below it. A message in the centre
reads 'WELL DONE. YOU COMPLETED YOUR QUEST'.