Roy of the Rovers

• Publisher: Gremlin Graphics
Release Date: 1988
Code: Unknown

GFX: Unknown
Music: Unknown

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 18%
Our Game Rating: 28%


FILE: royoftheroversend.zip


> ROY OF THE ROVERS by Gremlin Graphics

• Completed by Inge Pedersen
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Now this game takes me right back to the seventies! My Uncle Tony used to be a massive Roy of the Rovers fan and would religiously collect the comic each week. I was fortunate enough to live across the road from him and so I also indulged in his weekly comic fix. I must point out here that my Uncle is only about 6 years older than me and so I was lucky enough to get some of his hand-me-downs (via my bother).

Anyway, I had never seen or played this game before and I only checked it out for this ending review.


Full time. Game over.

"Errr... and the final score is: what-happened-next?"

"Ladies and gentlemen - the team have now left the stadium."

Totting up the score...

...and it looks like The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Inge did the following to complete this game: changed one byte to finish part one (tricking the game into believing that all players were found); and as he lost terribly at the soccer game, he fixed the result in his favour. What a cheat! :)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: The game ends; the words "Well done... Full time... Final score... etc." appear; and then a screen showing the final scores completes this so called ending.


  • Inge: ... did I hear 1/10 ?

  • Vinny: Do yourself a favour and hunt out the comics on eBay as this game and ending sucks!

  • Brendan Phoenix: Terrible game, Gremlin could have done a lot better with the licence. The graphics were terrible, no goalposts or nets in the match for example and a wonky drawn pitch. Ending is suitably terrible.

  • Kungfufurby: I'd give this a 0.5/10. The reason is simple: The only hint that I even see of in this ending is the extra message in the scoreboard. If it weren't for the "Well done" part, I would have easily zeroed out the score :) Nice music, though...

FINAL SAY: "Whaaaaat a looooooad of ru-bbish"

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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