& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Plural is a shoot-em-up by CP Verlag. It was
released in 1991, so these guys had probably played an
awful lot of C64 shoot-em-ups to know what makes a good
one. It seems they have taken this into account and
produced a very good one. It's very slick and smooth
with neat backdrops and beautiful sprites. You can
collect some wicked power-ups to help blast your way
through the levels. You can play one or two players, and
there's also an autofire option. The enemy attack
patterns need to be memorised if you are to progress -
and a lot of skill is needed to beat the game.
not a lot to fault here as it all looks and plays very
well and the difficultly is set just right, so it makes
you want to play it over and over again. I recommend you
check this one out as it's one of the finer shoot-em-ups
on the C64.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used an infinite lives cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once the final alien is destroyed, the end sequence
loads up... It's basically a picture of a man and woman
in spacesuits holding hands on the surface of a planet
(I know that's not PC, but I'm guessing it's a male and
a female). You can see numerous planets and moons in the
space above the planet surface and in front of them you
can see some buildings where the colonists live. A
message appears over the picture which confirms that you
have been successful in your mission and saved your
people. You feel their gratitude as their faith in you
was well placed. Awwww... how touching...