& Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Where had this one been hiding! A few weeks before
adding this game to the site, I submitted an original
.TAP version of the game to Gamebase 64 for
preservation. It then dawned on me that the game has
never been checked for an ending, AND it doesn't appear
to have had a trainer created for it. And so, on a July
afternoon I sat down and proceeded to put things
right... but something else happened too! I sat down for
the first time in 28 years and actually played this cool
game. I didn't realise how much fun it really is - all
be it ZZAP!64 magazine didn't rate it very well. So -
before actually seeing the ending or using my cheats,
have a few goes and see how far you can get...
# MAGGIE, MAGGIE,
MAGGIE... OUT, OUT, OUT! #
"Get the old blue
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
It's a long winded story, but the short of it is that I
started off just looking through the code for some
cheats for the
Hack n Cheat page, but then decided to build a
full-blown crazy hack, which you can download from
HERE. Just press '£' during game play to see the
end! Simple :)
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have destroyed the wicked, old Margaret
Thatcher, you are teleported back to the beach where you
create the following message in pebbles: "CONGRATULATIONS.
YOU HAVE KILLED ALL THE POLYTIKIANS AND YOU HAVE MANAGED
TO SCORE #######"
- Andrew Fisher:
Tony Gibson was heavily into politics and
environmental issues, he created Seaside Special
after stories of contaminated beaches near the
Sellafield nuclear plant and would go on to write
Rainbow Warrior for MicroStyle (named after the
Greenpeace boat and featuring affirmative action
It's a tricky game, as many of Taskset's titles
were, but I do enjoy it. Nice to know it has an
ending, even if it is a little simple.
- Brendan Phoenix:
I too was under the impression this was a no ending.
I had this on a Beau Jolly Computer Hits compilation
(10 I think) think Sorcerer of Claymorgue Castle was
on there too.
I did enjoy this game, proper old skool classic and
can get quite difficult on the beach with those damn
crabs - then the MP's speed up too.
The ending could have been a whole lot better though
- sure they could have squeezed something else in
A lot of the MP's are still really recognisable now
(probably thanks to memories of Spitting Image, etc)
makes you think if we would recognise the lot in now
if they were in a game in 2012 - never mind in
nearly 30 yrs time!
FINAL SAY: It's worth a play, but the ending
isn't much cop :(
HERE to view more endings.