& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Punch and Judy by Alternative is a flick screen
adventure starring the seaside puppet show characters. I
will admit that when I loaded this one up I didn't have
much hope for it having seen the screenshots. To my
surprise, it wasn't that bad a game...
The aim of the game is to
guide Punch around the town finding pieces of the puppet
show tent. Once all pieces are returned and assembled at
the beach, he must round up all the characters for the
show. Finally he has to put on a successful show to win
the game. The game play is simple and fun once you know
your way around and what to do. You need to avoid the
policeman and the crocodile or you will lose energy and
time. Time is indicated by the incoming tide, which you
need to beat in order to put on the show.
silly little game but it's original and easy to play.
I've played a lot worse that this over the last few
months. Give it a go.
The tent is complete!
Time to start the
The show is complete.
Time to go home...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I played through the game and saved my position as I
completed sections of it.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have put on the show successfully (clobbered
all of the cast and avoided the policeman), the game is
beaten. A page of text is shown which reads 'CONGRATULATIONS.
YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE SHOW AND THE AUDIENCE WERE
THRILLED. YOU TRULY ARE A PUPPET WONDER. PUNCH AND JUDY
WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY CLOCKWISE SOFTWARE. SPECIAL THANKS
TO KEITH DEN. HI TO DEAN, CHUCH, CRAIG, ALI, WAYNE AND
EVERYONE WHO KNOWS ME'.
- Andy Vaisey:
Wow, nasty graphics in this game. 1989 indeed? Looks
more like 1985/6.
Disappointing ending - makes you think you're going to
get more than you actually do.
That's not the way to do it...
- Andrew Fisher:
Not the greatest budget game ever, and a very average
ending. That's not the way to do it.
Not a great ending, but it was a fun game.
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