by Brendan Phoenix & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Here's a game I never played back in the day and
only recently loaded it up when I purchased the original
on tape in July 2013...
Poseidon - Planet Eleven
is a rather smartly presented space platformer by the
talented Ash & Dave who also produced a few other cool
little platformers for Hi-Tec, and Kamikaze and Slicks
for Codemasters. The game allows you to control an
underworld researcher and scientist who has to travel
through a vast labyrinth of underground caverns to
locate eight crystals that will help stabilise the
planet that is going up in flames! Travelling around the
game is easy enough though the controls are a little
quirky, but the graphics, sound and game play ensure
that the game is well worth the asking price of £2.99
(or was it £3.99?).
All eight crystals
...and one by one are
thrown into the fire...
...to cool down the
...and save the day.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Brendan originally cheated his way through the game, but
I've coded a crazy hack version of the game that allows
you to press the Commodore Key and jump straight to the
ending. Download the file from
HERE, start the game and press the Commodore Key to
see the correct ending.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have collected all 8 crystals and found the
correct point to which they are released, the following
ending message appears: "PLANET CORE STABALIZED.
- Frank Gasking:
It has a cool little sequence with the rocks or whatever
they are going into the lava, and then a small message.
Probably I'd say a 3/10.
- Andrew Fisher:
It's a game that shows all the hallmarks of the various
Compunet demo-makers who turned to making games - highly
polished but lacking the spark and variety to make it
great. It's fun but limited. I like the ending animation
and message, with an extra ending tune and maybe a bit
more (the guy flying away from the planet perhaps) it
would have been even better.
- Gaz Spence: The
game is sort of an update on Elidon and the action is
similarly sparse. The ending brings closure but lacks
any real verve or imagination.
great game, but not so much of a great ending.
HERE to view more endings.