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Sheepoid

• Publisher: Psytronik
• Developer:
TND
Release Date: 2011
Code: Richard Bayliss

GFX: Richard Bayliss / STE
Music: Richard Bayliss

Our Game Rating: 89%
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> SHEEPOID by Psytronik / TND


• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

I was lucky enough to be one of the game testers for this Jeff Minter tribute and so it was inevitable that I was going to ensure that it had some kind of substantial ending ;)

If you haven't played it yet, Sheepoid is an updated remake of Jeff Minter's original space shooter, Laser Zone, which was published way back in 1983 by Llamasoft. You take control of two manic sheep who have to protect their area and baby sheep by annihilating the advancing enemy. Richard Bayliss has injected a whole host of psychedelic Minter visuals and audio, as well as a superb loading screen by STE, which all come together to make a cracking little game.

But did Richard listen to me when I asked for a cracking ending...


The field is empty...


...until...


Our hero is safe again...


...to roam the fields in peace and harm...


WTF?!


# he was blind-ed by the light...#


"RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!"


It's the Minter consortium!


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Richard is a very clean coder and so it's easy to work out what's going on. I simply hacked the ending ("I had to as I was testing it!") by doing the following:

- Load and start the game
- Freeze the game with an Action Replay Cartridge (or an equivalent)
- Go to MONITOR
- Type: "G 6519" which jumps the game to location $6519 where the game ending is sitting :)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once the final level is complete, the ending sequence starts with an empty field. Along comes a spaceship and deposits our hero onto the ground before it darts back off into space. Our hero goes about his business until he is set upon by a gang of camels (they've probably got the 'ump!). A colourful end message appears, which reads:"WELL DONE. THE SPACE GOAT HAS BEEN DEFEATED AND YOU'RE BACK ON EARTH AGAIN. BUT AFTER THE EARTH SHOOK, THE MUTANT CAMELS HAVE MADE A COMEBACK. OH DEAR! :Oj". This is all accompanied by an ending tune.

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: It's wacky; it's psychedelic; it's crazy; and it's definitely a fitting tribute to Jeff Minter :) I love this game's energy, which carries through to the game ending. Nice animation, good tune and a fitting epilogue. 8/10 from me.

FINAL SAY: It's heavy man! ;)

G.E. RATING: 8 / 10

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