by Neil Collins & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Neil Collins
Periscope Up is a side-scrolling action game by
Atlantis. I didn't really spend a lot of time playing
this one as it looked very boring. It seems your aim is
to guide your submarine through the underwater maze,
without hitting any walls, doors or moving obstacles.
You can release a smaller vessel from your sub, which is
used to fire at enemies and collect items - a bit like
the Cat in Wizball.
I gathered what seemed to be numbers of a code on the
way, which I entered into a computer at the end of the
all a bit strange, but I'm sure it makes more sense when
you read the instructions. It looked like one of those
frustrating games where navigation was awkward to me.
Lucky I found a cheat for it...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used an infinite lives cheat.
- Vinny: I spent
some time looking through the code and deciding whether
or not I should code a crazy hack for this game. Whilst
looking through, I worked out the game ending trigger,
which is LDA #$01, STA $5D. Simple.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
At the end of the maze there is a computer linked to a
cable where a number sequence is counting up. I fired at
it when the number matched the numbers in the code I
collected to form the complete code. This triggered the
end sequence, which looked a lot like the game's title
page. A congratulations message scrolled across the
centre of the screen, followed by a message saying that
I had succeeded in shutting down the malfunctioning
supercomputer and stopped the threat of accidental
warfare. I am now a national hero! It all makes sense
now doesn't it?