Reviewed by Neil Collins
Quo Vadis caused a bit of a stir back in the
eighties. What with it's almost never-ending map of
caverns and caves, it's tough clues and hints, and its
frustrating and challenging controls. Oh - and not
forgetting its incredible cash prize for anyone who
completed the game! I wonder if anyone did ever claim
the prize. Anyway - a very satisfactory platformer - if
a little challenging and frustrating at times...
The final end
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used an infinite energy cheat and a map that I found
on the internet (mapped by DanSolo – many thanks).
Without a map – this game would have taken weeks to
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: found
the skull sceptre type object in the depths of the
caves, in the bottom left hand corner of the map - near
a cryptic message on the wall. After collecting it, I
made the long journey back up to where I started. This
was a painful task, as there are many dead ends, and
areas where you can’t climb back up. Finally, I found
the only route that allows you access back to the ladder
from which you start the game. So I climbed the ladder…
You get a message ‘At last you think you are there – Hit
return’. So I pressed the return button and…. Nothing
happened. You go back to the title screen.
- Neil: A huge
disappointment. I really thought that something better
would happen after all that effort. One of the worst
endings to such a vast game. I’m going to hunt the
programmer down and slap him across the face. I want my
money back!! 0/10.
- Vinny: Wow! I
remember my brother and I playing this game to death and
really trying to complete it to win the cash prize. We
got quite far, but then we decided that the game
couldn't be completed and so we gave up.
really not surprised that the game ending is this basic
and literally non-existent. 0.5/10 from me.
Shame. After all these
years, I really hoped that I’d see something special.
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