Rik the Roadie

• Publisher: Alternative
• Developer:
Release Date: 1988
Code: Eclipse

GFX: Rik
Music: Andy Brown

ZZAP64 Game Rating: ??%
Our Game Rating: 71%


FILE: riktheroadieend.zip


> RIK THE ROADIE by Alternative Software

• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

Rik is a roadie for the band 'Alternative Rock'. His job is to make sure the band makes it on stage in time to perform at a gig. The game is a collection of mini games, none of which are particularly good. You have to drive the band to the gig, carry their gear and setup the equipment.

The graphics are bland with bad use of colour, and the levels are very difficult and very boring.

So what happens if Rik does his job correctly? Read on...

"Yeah - f###ing living the deam!"

The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I used a cheat to allow me to skip levels.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: If Rik makes it to the end, you get to see the band on stage. It's not a very exciting sight - it's a poorly drawn monochrome affair. A page of text then follows, which reads: "WELL DONE YOU HAVE MADE IT!!!! ALTERNATIVE ROCK ARE ON THE LADDER TO STARDOM THANKS TO YOU... RIK THE ROADIE!!!!"


  • Neil: Only a badly drawn picture and a page of text at the end of this one. It's not great, but some effort has been made. 3/10.
  • Vinny: I actually like the picture - as simple as it may seem. I'm going for 3/10 with this too.
  • Andrew Fisher: Testing... Testing. Is this thing on? Bad game, boring ending.
  • Andy Vaisey: Alternative Software = RUBBISH SOFTWARE
    (other than Soccer Boss, I liked that and I did an updated version a couple of years ago)

    Therefore, Rik the Roadie game and ending = RUBBISH.

FINAL SAY: I expected far, far worse.

G.E. RATING: 3 / 10

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