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Mean Streak

• Publisher: Mirrorsoft
• Developer:
Dalali Software
Release Date: 1987
Code: Unknown

GFX: Unknown
Music: Unknown

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 71%
Our Game Rating: 80%
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> MEAN STREAK by Mirrorsoft


• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

Mean Streak is a motorbike racing / shoot-em-up that houses cool graphics, and quite a solid game idea - but unfortunately it doesn't have a great deal of variety and soon gets pretty boring. A friend of mine owned this game back in the 80's but we didn't play it a great deal, and I remember this five level blaster being too difficult to complete...


Coming to the end of level 5...


Journey's End.


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Using an infinite lives cheat and a level skipper.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have finished level five you are greeted with a congratulations screen that tells you to 'ACT NOW!' and call a telephone number that will allow you to compete in some playoffs to win great prizes.

COMMENTS:

  • Neil: Crap. I tried phoning the telephone number, but it didn't work. I did as I was told... I acted immediately! Where's my great prizes?!? I'm gonna write to the programmer about this... I'm livid I tell you... livid!! 2/10.
     
  • Vinny: I've played this game a few time (with cheats) and found it to be enjoyable, but I can see how hard it actually is without the cheats! I love the main motorbike sprite :-)

    Hehehe... I wonder what would have happened if Neil DID get through to the coders and demanded to be put in the playoffs. I also wonder if the playoffs actually happened - anyone? A simple and ineffective ending. 2/10 from me too.

    On a side note - this game isn't showing any credits for the music, and I think it sounds a little like David Whittaker. A bit like Street Surfer. Does anyone know who wrote this music?
  • Inge Pedersen: This is not David Whittaker's player routine, so it's not composed by him. SIDId identifies the player as Tonal Kaos' player, whoever he/they may be ;-)
  • Andrew Fisher: I like this, sprites are good and I've got a long way. Like the music too. I remember the adverts talking about the prize, but of course there's no point ringing. It's probably an 0171 number now...
  • Andy Vaisey: Aye, not a bad game. Wonder what the 'prize' was?
  • Brendan Phoenix: Cost me bloody £1.50 a minute to call it - had a bloody good time though!

    I too remember the sprite and how awesome it looked. Pity about the cop out ending. There is actually a few of these types of endings flying about (Sorcery comes to mind) would love to hear off anyone who actually phoned in at the time.

FINAL SAY: Beware of programmers offering gifts... You will get stitched up.

G.E. RATING: 2 / 10

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