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Renegade 3: T.F.C.

• Publisher: Imagine/Ocean
• Developer:
Imagine/Ocean
Release Date: 1989
Code: Zach Townsend

GFX: A. Sleigh, R. Hemphill
Music: Jonathan Dunn

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 90%
Our Game Rating: 79%
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> RENEGADE 3: The Final Chapter by Imagine / Ocean


Completed and Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Okay - so to start with, I'm not really a fan of these types of Double Dragon, walk around and beat-up everything kind of games and so it's inevitable that this game isn't really for me. But then - I read the ZZAP!64 review and thought "maybe I'd better give this another go". So after a few minutes of bashing a few baddies, I came to the conclusion that this game is a load of cack and wonder how on earth ZZAP!64 gave this an overall score of  90%! I wonder if the ending is any cop...


You have to polish of the final Red Aliens.


The last Alien has been terminated...


...and the escape pod appears!


Our hero heads for safety...


...and teleports out of the mayhem.


Gone!


WTF! The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: It was so long ago that I can't remember, but it looks like I cheated his way to the final battle using infinite lives (Nostalgia trainer version). The download of the ending requires you to finish off the last Red Alien.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have punched the hell out of the Red Aliens, our hero pauses for a second whilst an escape pod appears. Our hero enters the pod and makes his way to freedom. The final ending message appears, which reads: "WOW! WHAT A HERO YOU ARE. UNFORTUNATELY YOUR EFFORTS WERE IN VAIN AS YOUR GIRLFRIEND HAS APPARENTLY RECUED HERSELF AND COME TO COLLECT YOU WITH A TIME WARP MACHINE. WELL IT WAS GOOD FUN, WASN'T IT?" This is accompanied by a Jonathan Dunn ending ditty.

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: So it wasn't an escape pod after all! It was our hero being rescued by his blooming girlfriend! What a load of pants. Still - it's an okay ending with some animation, a small epilogue and a very short ending ditty.

  • Andrew Fisher: For me, this got high scores because of the hype (being the third game in the Renegade series) and the graphics (the overlays work really well). I'm not a fan though, as it's too repetitive.

    As for the ending, it's mixed feelings from me - nice animation and music, but the text screen explaining it is rather naff. 5/10.

  • Brendan Phoenix: Agree, the text screen is a but rubbish - better ending than most though.

    Very disappointing game, Target Renegade was great (with a pretty ok ending as well) pity the series finished on a low point.

  • Frank Gasking: What a shocking piece of crap!... I remember very well getting it on the Hit Squad release and being very disappointed with it (as I brought Target Renegade and loved it). Felt very glitchy and the overlays kept losing sync with the multicolour sprites (which actually you can see in the ending). Typical ending from Zach though, a little bit of taunting from the guy :-)

  • Matt Rogers: ...meh

  • Andy Vaisey: Average all round from me. Nice sprites, but everything else just average, average, average...

FINAL SAY: I'm glad it's The Final Chapter!! :-(

G.E. RATING: 6 / 10

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