by Inge Pedersen & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Now and again a little gem of a Commodore 64 game
pops up from nowhere and delights, entertains, and
amuses me more than other so-called Commodore 64 greats.
Here's just one of those delightful games, which was
programmed by a guy called Achim Volkers (take a bow my
The aim of the game is to
control a sheep who has just escaped from its pen and is
running riot around various fields on the farm. Help the
sheep to chomp on all of Farmer Dave's crops to advance
levels, whilst at the same time avoiding collision with
the other animals - 3 strikes and
you're out. You can jump on the animals to score points,
but watch out for Farmer Dave (in yellow) and his working
farmers as you can't jump on them. Also keep a lookout
for magic mushrooms: if you let your sheep eat one
of those, it will get high, and a life will be lost. You're also against the clock,
so you need to keep an eye on that too! All in all it's
a fun and very fast game, and kind of reminds me of
Hover Bovver by Jeff Minter...
The final piece of
grass needs to be eaten to complete the game.
Oh dear. Time to run
"Go on my son!"
"GO ON THEN!!"
Fooking 'el they're
ZZZzzzzz zzz zz
z z z
teach you for being soooooo slooooow :-)
Allo! What we got ere
Ah! I see :-)
Very nice :-)
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Inge cheated his way to the end, but I went for the
quick and easy approach:
start the game
using an Action Replay Cart
Press 'M' for
uses the GO command and goes to mem
location: $2912, where the ending is
The ending will
I have since created a
crazy hack for this game that has 34
extra in-game features; one of them being the game
ending. You can download the crazy hack from the link
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once your sheep has eaten the final piece of grass, a
Farmer Dave and his dog appear. Dave sets his dog onto
your sheep, but your sheep is too fast and dashes off.
Father Dave and his dog make a defeated retreat home...
but this isn't the end of the story. Our sheep pops back
to eat some more grass and spell out the words: "THE
END". This is all accompanied by an ending tune by