by Ricky Derocher
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Now here's a game that I have never played, and to
be honest, it's not really my cup of tea. But then
again, judging by the cool screen shots and comments
that have been made by other C64 enthusiasts, maybe I
should give it a little attention. If you didn't know
what the game was all about then Ricky Derocher has
kindly provided a synopsis...
During your investigation
in this game as Tex Murphy, PI of the death of scientist
Carl Linsky, you uncover a secret plot called OVERLORD,
which is a plan to rule the world with mind control. A
company called MTC corp., is heading up the project and
hired 8 scientists to work on the project, one of them
was Carl Linsky. Most of the scientists end up getting
murdered. During your investigation you learn that one
of the scientists, put a self destruct safeguard into
the main Nexus computer being used for the project,
which only could be activated if Nexus passcards from
each of the scientists were put into the computer, with
a password given for each one...
## KA-BOOM ##
Yay - good old Tex.
Wow! That's some
"I'd certainly like
to take you for a ride, luv. Yak, yak, yak"
[said in a Sid James voice]
"You built a time
machine... out of a Delorean?"
## WHOOOOOOSH ##
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Get this! Ricky played through the whole game without
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
The gameplay ends when you find the main computer in MTC
corp.’s secret lab on Alcatraz, and insert all the
passcards, and enter the right passwords. The game
ending then kicks in, which shows the main computer
starting up the self destruct sequence which blows up
the satellite that was to be used to send the signals to
control people's minds. This is followed by an image of
a newspaper headline reading: "TEX SAVES WORLD.
DIABOLICAL PLOT EXPOSED!" An epilogue along with
some pictures is displayed, and then finally a flying
car shoots into the sunset and the words, "THE END" are
revealed. This is all accompanied by some spot effects
and an ending tune.