by Inge Pedersen
Vinny Mainolfi & Brendan Phoenix
Now this game was certainly the bane of our lives.
Both Brendan and I spent an absolute age trying complete
the last level, and it was only a stupid step -
literally- that was holding us back. Fortunately, Inge
Pedersen stepped in and saved the day by sussing out
what was required to complete the game.
Our man finally
reaches Killian ...
... but Killian has a
different idea about how this all ends.
Killian heads off in
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Brendan and I tried all different kind of things to get
the Running Man to jump up this bloody step! Here's
Inge's take on it:
Well, I had the
same problems you had. Every way I tried to jump
onto it, I just seemed to bounce off.
a longplay on YouTube. I downloaded the longplay
from the longplay-site to study it. What a surprise
- the man was running. I had played through all the
levels without even knowing it was possible to run!
I found out how
to run, but still I bounced off the edge. While
running and jumping all over the place, I ran some
distance to the left trying to gain some speed, or
at least getting some extra seconds to time the
jump. 2-3 guards appeared and I took them out. Then
suddenly it was ok to jump the ledge...
I tried level 5
again. I had to kill 6 guards and 3 dogs before I
was able to jump the ledge. It may be as simple as
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
As you take a shot at Killian, he makes a dash for the
cage and heads out of the arena.
After all that effort, the ending is totally dire. I did
think there was going to be more to see than what was
presented on Youtube. Still, I was going to score this
ending 2/10, and so I took the safer bet of a score
between mine and Brendan's.
- Brendan: Man - it's bad. Was hoping the longplay
had missed something out. No congratulations, no
epilogue, nothing. Just an animation on the far right
hand side of the screen of Killian going down into the
arena - if you hadn't seen the film you wouldn't know
what was going on. Why the hell couldn't they include
some text between the two characters before he shoots
down? I think this is really really poor. Man I'm
struggling to come up with a 1/10 here - I think that's
too high. Maybe 0.5/10 for the brief animation. I think
Pile of poo!
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