by Frank Gasking & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Back in 1984, I thought this game was the ultimate
challenge in platforming adventure games - and it
probably was. It really was an adventure of pitfalls and
dodgy looking baddies. It wasn't until someone else
showed me how to complete this that I was able to do it myself. Since then, I have
been able to complete it at every sitting - well, up to
1999 when I last played through the whole game.
We are fortunate that team
member, Frank Gasking, has decided to play through the
game and take a snapshot of the ending ...
Harry take a leap
towards the final item.
You then see him jumping for joy.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?
It looks like this was completed with infinite energy.
Nice one Frank :) Actually, if you play this through an
emulator and pump the speed up to 500%, it only take
about 2 mins to complete!
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Harry collects the ring and then proceeds to jump up and
down in celebration.
It's kind of cute, but
seriously lacking in originality and sustenance. Was the
programmer, Tim Shotter, just doing what he was told by
David Crane? But what's really annoying is that the
Atari 800 gets a really cool ending...
Never mind the ending. This game was so awesome on
the Atari, it's a shame it even appeared on the C64
at all. If you see what I mean.
Is there no way to get that ending on the C64 -
noticed all the treasures lined up in the Atari
ending - which is awesome by the way.
The secret cave doesn't exist on the C64 version,
apparently. So no, that ending isn't in there.
I always get stuck at the same point on this, so I'd
never seen the ending. It's terrible and definitely
puts me off playing again.
Whoa! That Atari ending is great - never seen that
before. I do love that tune, too!
A fun if limited arcade adventure with the best bit
being the balloon section. I actually completed this
back in the day and the rather curt ending sequence
still rankles with me.
FINAL SAY: Seriously poor :(
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