& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Mild mannered Kevin Oliver is no ordinary man. With
a simple word he transforms into the superhero Redhawk -
a hero on a mission to fight crime and save the city.
Which is handy really as it just so happens that the
city is over-run with muggers, master criminals and all
sorts of bad guys.
game takes the form of a text based adventure with
monochrome, animated comic-book style pictures at the
top of the screen. Input is simple, requiring only a
basic syntax to perform various tasks. The aim of the
game seems to be to find a large bomb under the city and
defuse it before it blows, killing everyone including
our superhero. Yes, some scientist has suddenly gone
nuts and decided to kill everyone for the sheer hell of
it. You can converse with numerous characters who can
help you on your mission and you can collect and use
many items. You can get around by flying as Redhawk or
catching trains and taxis as Kevin. These actions cost
you money and energy which you can get from catching
crooks or resting. The clock is always ticking and you
must keep your popularity rating up or its the end for
our hero. It's a well balanced adventure which means you
are juggling many tasks at once against the clock which
sets it apart from many games of this genre.
really enjoyed playing this although some bits are
tricky to complete in the timescale. The puzzles are
simple but the clock is the real enemy. This is another
title I played years back and never got near completing
so I'm quite happy to put this one to bed.
What I want to know
is: where does he insert it into?
AGAIN with inserting
things! This is getting a little too kinky!
Ah! Now that's
...He's gone all
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I saved my game many times. I used a guide and map I
found online, but it still took many games to beat as
you have to complete everything perfectly and at
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have all the coloured pass cards and have
located the bomb you have to insert the cards in the
right sequence to disarm it. A few clicks later a
message confirms Redhawk has defused the bomb. Redhawk
then says 'SHUCKS! IT WAS NOTHING'. The words 'THE
END' then appear in separate windows before you are
asked to press 'SPACE' to play the game over.
- Andrew Fisher:
Melbourne House released a lot of good adventure games,
and I enjoyed the comic book style of this. However, the
ending is a let-down.
- Brendan Phoenix:
I too expected better Pah! (in big comic book style
FINAL SAY: Our hero came up with the goods,
but he didn't come up with a good ending. Bloody awful!
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