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Psycho Soldier

• Publisher: Imagine
• Developer:
Source
Release Date: 1987
Code: Michael Chilton

GFX: Chris Gill
Music: Paul Summers

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 57%
Our Game Rating: 60%
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> PSYCHO SOLDIER by Imagine Software


• Completed by Inge Pedersen
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

I'd never played this Platform arcade game until today - the day of producing this game ending page. I was expecting something quite cool and exciting due to the loading screen and the game posters looking so good... but that's what clever marketing does for you; it masks what really sits beneath. On this occasion, it's a game that plays, looks and sounds like a piece of shit. If it was released back in 1983-84 you'd think it was a good enough game, but for 1987 standards it really scrapes the barrel. A totally dull and unplayable game...


Time to kill that muvva!


Die Pig! DIE!


WTF!


Now THAT'S a strange death sequence!


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Inge cleverly hacked his way to fixing the ending for us. Great work Inge!

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have shot the final boss enough times, the boss disappears into the ground, and then ending message "WELL DONE" appears.

COMMENTS:

  • Inge: So... here's the "ending" for Psycho Solder. I managed to somewhat bypass the $FD30-bug by inserting some code. At least it worked in a way that the game didn't crash and I got to the final boss.
     
  • Vinny: A great piece of hacking from Inge, but unfortunately a pile of cack for an ending! 1/10.
  • Andrew Fisher: Sex sells, as the saying goes, so I'm sure the Bob Wakelin artwork helped sell more copies of Psycho Soldier (and its prequel Athena) than the game actually deserved.

    Not so much a psycho ending, more a complete flop.
  • Andy Vaisey: I didn't think it could get much worse than a 'Well Done' text ending, but not even bothering to centre the message on the screen. That's a new low.
  • Brendan Phoenix: I wonder what the surprise ending promised by Imagine in Commodore User was! Or was it just BS?

    The arcade has her performing on stage at a concert, maybe that was the plan.

    Truth be told, the arcade original is not that great and is only memorable for the title song.

FINAL SAY: The only positive thing was that we can now put this to bed!

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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