by Andy Roberts
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Here's a strange one for you... The Search for
Sharla by Thalamus wasn't actually released, and it's
not actually certain whether the game exists or not.
Full details of the hunt for this game can be found on
Frank Gasking's wonderful site,
For now, I can tell you a
bit about the game ending... a week or so ago Andy
Roberts (him of Commodore Format, APEX, Thalamus fame)
contacted me and asked if I would like to test the game
ending for this game. Andy has held the source code for
the game for some time now and has promised Frank
Gasking (GTW64) that he would compile the files into
what he has of the game ending. I was happy to oblige,
and after sorting a small bug, Andy was ready to reveal
the missing ending to the Commodore 64 world...
The intro screen...
Now I thought these
were two blokes at first!
And it is now
...as the two
muscle-bound infidels walk off into the sunset, hand in
As it says above...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
It wasn't completed at all. Andy was kind enough to
compile the files to make the ending for us all to see.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
We see a colourful bitmap of our hero and his beloved
holding hands as the epilogue appears as a scroller at
the foot of the image. The two lovers then walk off into
the distance and the ending words "THE END" come to a
halt in the scroller. This is accompanied by some Steve
Rowlands SID music.