& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Seymour at the Movies (AKA Seymour goes to
Hollywood) is an arcade adventure, which is very similar
to the Dizzy series of games. It looks and plays like a
Spectrum conversion, so it's not something that stands
out on the C64. It is, however, a decent puzzle game if
you take the time to play it.
of the game is to control Seymour, who appears to be a
walking, talking potato (I'm not really sure what he
is). Your task is to locate the film script, find the
many hidden Oscars, and enrol several actors for your
movie. There are a lot of puzzles to solve that will
take you a few hours to do so. Most of the puzzles are
fairly logical, with the exception of one or two. The
map is large with many locations to explore that contain
various items needed to progress through the game. You
can interact with various static characters within the
game - most of which will need specific objects in order
for them to help you on your mission. Fans of the Dizzy
games should enjoy this game. I enjoyed playing this one
through and was relieved to finally reach the end after
approximately five hours of gameplay. This one is
definitely worth a look if you like this sort of
Finally the quest is
Time for a chat :)
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used an infinite lives cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have given the last Oscar to the final actor,
the game is complete. The end sequence shows Seymour
standing on a podium while Oscars move up and down
beside him. The words 'Well Done!' are shown on the
message panel above. A couple of the games characters
are also shown standing beside the podium. Pressing the
fire button returns the game to the title page.
FINAL SAY: There's a small amount of animation
and a short message. That's just not enough reward for
all the hours of gameplay put in.
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