& Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Scuba Kidz from Silverbird Software was coded by
Andrew Betts. Does his name ring a bell? It should do
for any of you budget game seekers out there because he
is the talent behind
I'Ball II - both great games! So with those two
great games under his belt, you'd expect another budget
Well not quite... Scuba
Kidz is a refreshing budget title that has swimming
though various underwater caverns in search of your
friends - or in this case, Kidz. It's a very colourful
and playable game, but there's something a little quirky
about it that stops it from being a smash hit. It's
still fun to play, but I think the majority of you will
find it frustrating and annoying... which is why I
created the Crazy Hack version ;-)
So are we to expect
something great from Mr Betts when it comes to the game
ending, or is it going to be one of his typical 'text
The final level...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I created a crazy hack for this game that has 29 extra
in-game features; one of them being the game ending. You
can download the crazy hack from the link area above.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have completed the final level, you get an
ending message, which reads: "YOU HAVE RESCUED ALL
THE CAPTURED KIDZ AND SET THEM FREE FOR A NEW GAME. SEE
YOU IN THE COWBOY KIDZ."
- Andy Vaisey:
Not a bad game really, but I couldn't get on with it for
some reason. My fault. No excusing the rubbish ending
Thanks for the hack Vinny.
- Andrew Fisher:
Didn't know it was by the guy who did I, Ball - the
ZZAP!64 review (with its dodgy screenshot) put me off
That ending sinks without a trace.
- Gaz Spence:
Using a Z instead of S to pluralise something is a pet
hate. Not a bad game saying that but shame about the wet
FINAL SAY: Nice
game, but poor ending :(
HERE to view more endings.