Way back in the eighties I spent most of my pocket
money, and then hard earned cash, on Mastertronic and
Codemasters titles. It was rare that I ever purchased a
full-priced Commodore 64 title*. To be honest, I didn't
see the point when the cheaper labels were releasing
titles such as this little gem. Okay, so the title was
misleading (simulator?!), but it was still a great game
to play and had some cool music from Steve Barrett.
Anyway, enough babble, here's the ending ...
* I did purchase the
full-priced version of Sanxion, Delta, and Auf
wiedersehen Monty - to name but a few :-)
"Isn't this Green
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?
Tell you what - as much as I loved this game, it
weren't 'alf hard! I must have spent weeks trying to
complete it but I just couldn't seem to manage it. It
wasn't until mid 2007 that I found a cracked version
which offered me a trainer (phew!). Thankfully, it
allowed me to complete the game and finally see the
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Upon reaching the final stage - which remarkably
looks like Green Beret - you are presented with a
congratulations screen (see above screen shot). It
reveals the story's ending, which suggests a follow-up
(were they referring to a possible release of SAS Combat
Sim 2?) This screen is accompanied by a quick, but cute
not to be biased with this ending review as I
really fell in love with the game. So the ending isn't
brilliant, but it completes the story and it has a nice
little ditty at the end. Plus, it delivers more than
many lacklustre, fully-priced titles of the late
Bit of a typical Codemasters ending, but better than
some of their other efforts like Red Max, etc.
Text only screen (with no unique GUI FX), thumbs
down. Having a story ending, thumbs up... er, wait,
do I sense Who Dares Wins 2 ending? This sounds like
it would belong in Who Dares Wins 2!
Actually, I always thought that this was one of the
Codies better C64 efforts, a kind of Commando and
Green Beret mash-up.
Some tidy GFX and SFX, combined with some pretty
solid coding on the face of it (save the odd glitch
or three) and you end up with a budget game that was
actually worth the coins, albeit rather repetitive.
All the effort seems to have gone into the game
itself so I can forgive the ending... a bit...
I've not played this one, but the ending is
interesting for a budget game.
A jaunty mash up of Commando and Green Beret makes a
decent budget blast and the ending qualifies as one
of Codie's better efforts.
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