& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Here's a great game I stumbled upon whilst scouring
the deepest, darkest depths of Gamebase 64 for my next
Slug by Alternative
Software (not to be mistaken for
Steg the Slug by
Codemasters) is a cute arcade platformer that comprises
of 20 fun-packed levels. It's a very simple game that
requires you to bounce around platforms collecting
hearts (5 to complete each level) whilst avoiding the
various nasties dotted around the place. There's also a
time-bomb to collect and defuse before it explodes!
The graphics and sound are
very complimentary to the game and help to wrap it into
a neat budget title. Give it a try because it's
challenging and addictive...
Level 20 is complete!
Not long now!
The lovers are
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I completely ripped the code to
pieces and created a crazy hack that allowed me to press
the Commodore Key to jump straight to the ending :-)
Just as an extra piece of
info... I fixed two bugs within the game that made it
freeze, leaving you with half a game to play and no game
ending to see.
With regards to the bitmap
picture I created for the crazy hack... does anyone
recognise what original image I manipulated? ;-)
And finally - I couldn't
find one single person with an original of the game so
that I could scan the instructions for the crazy hack
documents, and so I wrote my own!
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have completed level 20, the screen changes to a
sunset scene where our hero and 'Susie' are reunited. The words 'THE END' are shown above our