by Neil Collins & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Neil Collins
Prison Riot by Players software is 2D action game in
the style of Joe
Blade. It looks like a Spectrum conversion, as the
graphics are monochrome, and it's quite slow and poorly
animated - a proper C64 version would have been far
Your mission is to track
down the gang leaders in the prison where a riot is
currently happening. They are normally found on the
rooftops, so you need to find them, defeat them by
playing a sub-game, and then get them lifted off the
roof by crane. The map is pretty big, with many cells to
explore. You can collect extra energy, ammo, keys and
boots as you go. There are tons of enemies to blast or
avoid as you navigate the confusing prison - so you may
need a map to complete it.
it's a decent budget game. I particularly liked the
sub-game where you have to complete the word 'PORRIDGE'
by manipulating the letters in a small grid.
Get rid of the final
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used cheats that gave me infinite energy, ammo and
- Vinny: I hacked
the ending by freezing the game with my Action Replay
Cart, entering MONITOR, and typing G 230C, which starts
the ending at location $230C.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
After lifting the final gang leader from the prison
roof, the game ended. A short message appeared which
read 'WELL DONE YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR MISSION'.
The game then restarted.