by Neil Collins & Inge Pedersen
Reviewed by Neil Collins
The Prodigy by Electric Dreams is a nightmare of a
game. I played it years ago and found it damn near
impossible to get anywhere in it. Years later I tried
again and made my own cheats to allow me to survive
longer than the usual two minutes without cheats, but I
still couldn't make any headway due to the poor
instructions and lack of information about the game. I
eventually worked out most of what you need to do -
which was to collect and deactivate the four keys found
in each zone. Apparently you have to locate a lockfire?
What the hell is that? And where is it? This game is far
too difficult, the screen in which you view the action
is tiny, the plot is silly and confusing, the action
slow and clumsy, and the bloody baby thing you have to
look after is a really silly and pointless addition to
an already silly game. I'd avoid this game like the
plague. It's awful in every way. Games are meant to be
fun; this is torture...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I made my own cheats and spent hours working out what
you need to do. As I couldn't work out the last step I
was fortunate to have some help via our resident genius
Inge Pedersen. After changing a few bytes of code from
Inge via a monitor, the ending appeared.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
The screen changes colour and a message appears which
reads "NEJO IS FREE". The game then restarts when
you press F1.