• Developer: Datasoft
John A. Fitzpatrick
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& Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Mancopter is another little gem that I'd never
played before. You control a flying bicycle, which you
have to pedal through the sky by pressing the fire
button on the joystick. You have to race other opponents
over the sea to a designated landing pad, fighting the
elements and various other obstacles. Should you crash,
a whale flips you back up into the sky to re-join the
race. It sounds bizarre, and it is bizarre - but it's a
cracking little game. Very original.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Using an energy & infinite continues cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
On completing the three courses, you get awarded a
trophy. There are only three of these trophies
available. Once you land on the final landing pad, you
get awarded the final trophy as a group of fans dance in
the background while fireworks explode above them in the
sky. A victory tune plays and the game loops back to
Not bad at all - although there is no difference between
the ending when you get awarded the first trophy. Shame
there wasn't something a bit more special to see.
Now here's an old looking game if ever I saw one -
doesn't really stand the test of time. It's not a game I
have bothered to play, but judging by what Neil has
written, it may be one I want to check out - and soon!
As for the ending... hmmmm... I suppose it's good for an
oldie. Think I'd give it 4.5/10.
Now, for me this is a very good game based
on Joust (if you are above your opponent in a
collision, you win). I only became aware of it
when Commodore Format mentioned it in a later
issue, but having got my brother to download it
for me I was hooked. Included it in my book as
well. I quite like the ending/trophy
presentation sequence so a solid 5/10 from me.
Spence: I echo Vinny's comments that the
game has dated somewhat but it's ok to pick
up now and again. I was pleasantly surprised
by the ending. It doesn't blow you away but
it's cheery enough.
The title sounds like some gay porno
flick (not that I watch many!)
Simple but effective ending.
What an odd game. Rubbish in every way,
but strangely hypnotic.
Rubbish ending to go with the rubbish game,
but also strangely satisfying. How odd...
- Frank Gasking:
I was the same as Andrew and first found out about the
game via Commodore Format towards the end of its life.
They did a feature on obscure games (before the days of
Gamebase64 to discover stuff) and this one stood out. I
found it on a batch of pirate disks that I brought a
year or so later, and was hooked.
Great little game and plenty of fun - and gets really
tough later on when under the trees and trying to avoid
sharks, birds and the other competitors. I think the
ending also is a 5/10 because of the age of the game,
its far better than most from that time.
Nice bit of animation and music. Give this one a go. I
really enjoyed playing it.
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