comforting about Olli & Lissa by Firebird. I can't quite
put my finger on it, but it's always one of those games
I love to return to now and again just to reminisce and
take it all in. Don't get me wrong; it isn't an amazing
platformer with amazing game play and hundreds of
screens - far from it. But it's just a nicely
constructed, if a little difficult, with a very homely
feel to it. But believe it or not, I never got to
complete it back in the day! For some reason, I found it
very addictive, but OH-SO
hard! I was always of the mind that budget games were
easy! How wrong I was with this little one (",)
Now, MANY years on, I
finally get to see the end and unfortunately for me, it
isn't much cop ...
'GAME OVER' - obvious
Strange goings-on on
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I had a cracked version, which let me skip all the
levels to the game ending.
15/02/14: I've since created a crazy hack for this game that
gives you a whole host of features including a cheat to
jump straight to the ending. Download it from
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
When you complete the game, you get the 'GAME OVER'
screen, and THEN you get the 'CONGRATULATIONS' screen
with an image of Sir Humphrey who finally becomes an
invisible ghost and scares away Eugene Port-Cullis, who
wanted to take Sir Humphrey's castle to the U.S. Typical
a game ending here, but it isn't much cop and could have
done with a better epilogue and also an ending tune.
3/10 from me.
- Andrew Fisher:
The game is not one I'm fond of. I played it on the Beau
Jolly Chartbusters compilation, packed with budget games
of varying quality. Although I find the graphics quite
cute, the game play is rather tough and unrewarding -
particularly trekking back and forth to the cauldron.
The ending is not particularly great, simple colour
effect followed by a little bit of animation.
The one mystery I never solved - what happened to the
C64 version of Olli & Lissa 2?
- Brendan Phoenix:
I find this frustrating too - pixel perfect jumps or
back to the start. Always found it a little speccy-esque
- Andy Vaisey:
Multicoloured stuff and a congratulations doth not an
ending make. Poor.
- Gaz Spence: I
usually recoil in horror when I see Speecy ports and
this game is no exception. The ending is distinctly
Whoooosh; it's gone!
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