I remember seeing this game for the first time back
in 1990; it was part of my fourth Commodore 64 pack that
I purchased from Tandy (remember them?). I was quite
impressed with the game and did my utmost to complete it
without a cheat. Unfortunately, as most of the games I
play, playing all the way through without the aid of a
POKE wasn't to be. Nowadays, it's not just POKES that
make seeing a game ending possible, it's ingenious
cracking crews who provide us with colourful cheats and
game ending teasers that can takes us straight to the
pot of gold ...
"One handed, eh?"
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I was lucky enough to stumble upon a cracked version of
this game by Angels that allowed me to cheat in a whole
manner of ways (see screen shot below).
Check out this
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Our hero is seen running onto the screen and heading for
a ladder. He climbs up and joins a team of people
watching a beautiful sun set.
Okay, time for the team to add their fair share of
comments and scorings...
- Frank: Good
ending for a great game. Nice little sunset with a
heart warming scene with your family members (if you
save them all that is!). It's a little bit short to
be a gold medal winner, but its not bad and
satisfactory enough. I'd give this a 7.
- Matt: Hmmm.
Never played the game, to be honest, so not sure if
that final screen is anything special. What's it
about? Why are they grey-skinned? The picture's
quite nice, I suppose, the music's naughty... 5.
It is faithful to the arcade ending apart from the
lack of scrolling credits. The music is a bit crappy
I think. No animation, epilogue or scrolling
message. I dont think it is anything above average
level - for that reason alone I am thinking 4 or
5/10. I will plump for 4.5 as I think it's just
slighty below average for the reasons mentioned
Hmmm ... bit of a split decision here: 7 the highest
and 4.5 the lowest.
I'm actually with Frank on this one and feel that
the ending is short, but offers the player a
satisfactory end to quite a cool game. I was a
little surprised to hear that there was no thumping
game ending tune, but maybe the programmers ran out
of space. I also think its a little strange that a
soldier spends 99% of his time blasting his way
through a game and then ends up holding hands and
watching a sunset! Anyway, I'm plumping for a 7.
FINAL SAY: It's worth a quick look.
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