& Reviewed by Neil Collins
I remember seeing the cover of Sidewalk, but never
buying the game itself. Having now played it through, I
understand why me and my friends steered clear of it...
Sidewalk is a very simple
and short game that sold for far too much money back in
the day. You play some odd looking, nameless character
who has to take the love of his life to the forthcoming
Live-Aid gig. Unfortunately you have no tickets and your
motorbike has been taken apart by some mindless thugs.
You need to find all the parts, rebuild it, get some
tickets and pick up your sweetheart before 7.30pm, or
the fickle old tart is going to the gig with your rival
game has well drawn - if colourless - graphics, very
limited action, a small playing area with a tiny map to
explore. It's quite funny in places, but very short and
often confusing. It's not big enough to be a good
adventure and not exciting or varied enough to be a
decent action game. This is a game that I'm not at all
bothered about missing out on back in the eighties...
locations. The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I followed some online solutions, but found that doing
it myself was the easiest method. It didn't take too
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once the bike is fixed, tickets are purchased and you
manage to make the call before 7.30pm, the game is
beaten. The bloke tells his lady that he is going to
collect her and an annoying tune starts up (the same as
the title page music I believe). You then get to see a
flick screen montage of the game locations, which loop