by Brendan Phoenix
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Here's a rare and strange game...
Morphicle - The
Transforming Car is a very strange game from The Power
House, which has you controlling a car that also doubles
up as a spaceship. But that's just the first stage,
because the second has you flying a strange bubble ship
through some underground cavers. Then(!), stage three
presents you with a old-style sliding puzzle game,
before giving you a password for the next level - and
round you go.
The graphics are very
basic, and so is the game play, but there is something
very addictive about this game that had both Brendan and
I totally captivated.
But there's a story as to
how we actually got onto this weird game... Team member
Brendan Phoenix opened a thread on the
Lemon Forum asking if anyone knew how to play this
game and if they had any hints as to how he could
complete it. It's a bit of a rare game on tape, but I
actually own an original and so I was able to scan the
instructions for him - and at the same time preserving
the full game and inlay for
Gamebase 64. I also provided Brendan with some
passwords that I grabbed from the code, and also some
POKES to help him through. Finally he cracked it...
One final puzzle to
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Brendan managed to do it with no cheats. He used the
last password of 'INVI' that I provided to him, which
was the final level.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once the final puzzle is completed, the words 'CONGRATULATIONS
- BOMB DESTROYED. THE END' are displayed.