Moving Target

• Publisher: Players
• Developer:
Bizarre Devs
Release Date: 1989
Bizarre Devs
GFX: G. Baker
Music: Richard Rinn

ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 69%




> MOVING TARGET by Players Premier

• Completed by Neil Collins & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Neil Collins

Moving Target is an action/puzzle game by Players. Like many other games by this company, I had been put off initially by the poor graphics, animation and control method - but with a bit of perseverance, it wasn't that bad after all...

You control a soldier on a mission to find the four bombs scattered around the level, take them to their designated points and then find the escape tunnel. It's quite a complicated place, so you might need a map to beat it. You can collect extra weapons and items to help you beat the hundreds of enemy soldiers that keep coming at you. It was fun to play once I had got the hang of it, even though getting up and down the ladders is over-complicated and slows you progress down.

The exit!!

The End.


  • Neil: I used an infinite lives cheat.
  • Vinny: I started to crazy hack this game, but unfortunately the original code wasn't having any of it! Anyway - one of the things I was going to code in was the game ending. So here's how to get the ending... just freeze the game using an Action Replay Cartridge, go to the Monitor Mode, and type: G 233A, which jumps you to the end sequence at $233A :-)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once all bombs were deposited I made my way back to the escape tunnel. The position of the tunnel I remembered from earlier in the game as I was looking for bombs. Once you enter the tunnel a message pops up which reads 'Well done. You have survived to become a hero of the masses'. The game then ends.


  • Neil: I may be a hero of the masses, but I'm not happy. What a crap ending. 2/10.
  • Vinny: I too started off by thinking that this game was crap; but the more I played it, the more I started to enjoy it...

    As for the ending... it's a dire one, but it does have a dedicated ending tune! 2.5/10 from me.
  • Andrew Fisher: The words Joe and Blade spring to mind, only that was like a cult 1980s action movie and this game by comparison is a terrible straight-to-video rip-off.

    The ending missed the target of being worthwhile.
  • Gaz Spence: A typical cheapo run and gun, which whilst not the worst of examples fails to excite. We all knew how this one was going to end.
  • Andy Vaisey: Move along...

FINAL SAY: What a stinker! After all that hard work!

G.E. RATING: 2 / 10

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