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Nightbreed

• Publisher: Ocean Software
• Developer:
Impact Software
Release Date: 1990
Code: M. Rogers, Chris Kerry

GFX: Steve Kerry
Music: Matthew Cannon

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 79%
Our Game Rating: 82%
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> NIGHTBREED by Ocean Software


• Completed by Stephen/Retrovertgo
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Now this game brings back some memories... back in 1990 I purchased my first Commodore 64 disk drive. I remember having to drive thirty minutes in the snow to an industrial estate near Dunstable to pick up my next piece of Commodore 64 gadgetry. Fortunately, the disk drive came with a pack of games, and Nightbreed was one of them. I was quickly impressed by the graphics and sound, but the game play got the better of me and I never managed to see the ending... until now...


Ah - sweet love and twinkling stars...


Bless.


"YEAH SCUM! F##K OFF AND DON'T EVER COME BACK YOU C###S!"


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Stephen skipped straight to the ending on this one as he no longer has the maps he'd drawn out all those years ago.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: When you complete the final level, we get to see our hero and his lover standing on a hillside holding hands in front of the moon. Stars twinkle around them. The scene then switches to an image of the Nightbreed escaping and the message: "FINALLY YOU AN LORI WATCH AS THE NIGHTBREED ESCAPE INTO THE NIGHT. THEIR FATE IS NOW IN YOUR HANDS CABAL.... UNTIL NEXT TIME!" We then get to see the ending message, which reads: "WELLDONE PLAYER. YOU HAVE COMPLETED NIGHTBREED ONE. MARK RODGERS, CHRIS KERRY, STEVEN KERRY. THANK YOU FOR PLAYING THE GAME. LOOK OUT FOR NIGHTBREED2. BYE BYE." This is accompanied by an ending tune.

COMMENTS:

  • Stephen: It's not a terrible ending but it isn't exactly amazing, pretty standard Ocean fare with a nice picture and tune (and what the hell is going on in Boones pants in the pic?!).
  • Vinny: I'm quite impressed! The ending looks good, sounds good, a little bit of animation in there and also a small epilogue. It's not an epic ending, but it's definitely a high score from me :)
  • Brendan Phoenix: I agree with your comments Vinny. I like this ending - it looks great and I would be more than happy if I beat the game on normal terms and was presented with this ending.

    I completed Nightbreed The Interactive Movie on the Amiga a few years back and the ending on this is much better.

    Nightbreed was a bit of a flop of a movie but I think it holds a special place for people of a certain age because of the memory of the games released around that time.
  • Gaz Spence: Nightbreed was one of the games I had with a C64 pack, the tape multiload is a swine and with the rather difficult game play I never got into it. The music is superb however and the graphical style is quite individual. The ending wraps things up nicely with good graphics and an epilogue.
  • Andrew Fisher: Did you know Ocean's Gary Bracey nearly appeared as a monster in the film after visiting the set?

    The game almost got it right, and I'm quite impressed by the ending. A shame the film and the game were relative flops, meaning no Nightbreed 2.
  • Andy Vaisey: Never liked this game. I always thought it was blocky (although there were a few nice graphical effects) and a bit boring. I absolutely loved (and still do) the main title music. A brilliant SID in my opinion. A decent ending too!
  • Matt Rogers: Never seen it before but I like the loading screen - what's that all about? Good end - reminds me of Flimbo's.

FINAL SAY: I'm impressed!

G.E. RATING: 8 / 10

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