& Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
I spend quite a bit of time going through thousands
of games in the Gamebase 64 database looking for
something to either hack or grab the ending to. On this
occasion I was specifically looking to see if my good
friend Roy Fielding had produced any other Commodore 64
games (apart from
Hektic II), and much to my delight he had - a game
Sentence is an arcade
platform game that has you playing the role of Johnny
who has been imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit.
It's set in a future where sentences could be reduced by
entering the dangerous assault courses and taking on the
prison fighters. Johnny wants to reduce his sentence as
he shouldn't have been imprisoned in the first place...
With great presentation,
music from Dave Green, and some tough old game play,
this game actually packs a punch - even if it's not
perfect in Roy's eyes. The only downside is
that there isn't enough variety; but that said, it's
still a cool - but tough - game and well worth a play or two.
Thinking about it, back in the day this would have been
a perfect Mastertronic or Codemasters £1.99 release...
Just a little more
energy to deplete...
Let's get in the
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I cheat to the high heavens by using a trained version
of the game. But I was also able to hack the ending:
- Load the game and
press fire to start;
- Freeze with an Action Replay Cartridge;
- Press 'M' to go into Monitor mode;
- Type 'G 16DA', which will fire up the location
$16DA, which is the game ending routine.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have defeated the final bozo, the ending screen
appears with flashing, coloured text that reads: "WELL
DONE!! YOU HAVE SHOWN GREAT COURAGE AND SKILL IN THE
'JURY OF ENDURANCE'. YOUR REWARD FOR COMPLETING THE 'J.O.E'
IS FREEDOM. KEEP YOUR NOSE CLEAN AND STAY CLEAR OF
CRIME. LET'S HOPE YOU'LL NEVER NEED TO RETURN!!"
This is accompanied by an ending tune by Dave Green.