• Publisher: Thalamus
• Developer:
Release Date: 1989
Code: Rob Stevens

GFX: Rob Stevens
Music: Martin Walker

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 88%
Our Game Rating: 86%



FILE: snareend.zip

> SNARE by Thalamus

Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Thalamus always seemed to produce top-notch games for the Commodore 64. Unfortunately, in my opinion, this one lacked that certain Thalamus sparkle and really didn't do it for me.

Saying that, does this mean that I wont like the game ending? ...

What the hell is going on here?!

Ah! The story is starting to unfold ...

... and things are becoming a little more clearer (",)

What now?

Cool; the graphics are animating ...

... giving the illusion that the room is spinning - nice.

We now have a view of the ship's arse!

Here's the build-up to a hilarious bit.

... wait for it ...

... not long now ...

NO WAY?! A Terry's Chocolate Orange!!

Heh - heh - heh - heh ...

Back to the action.

The story is coming to a close.

Go on my son, take the prize.

WHAT THE F##K?!! It's a JSE-esque death (",)

"oh dear" more like! - The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Typical Vinny: skip level, skip level, skip level, skip level ...

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Well, the whole ending is set up as a kind of game show finale', with low lighting and spotlights (a little like Who Wants to be a Millionaire?).

Our hero is taken through a sequence where he is presented with a VERY STRANGE prize (see for yourself).

Throughout this game ending sequence, there is commentary in the form of an up-scroller. The commentary works alongside the action to tell the final story, whilst a Martin Walker tune plays away.

There are some clever angle changes that emulate the changing angles of a TV camera and animate very well.

Unfortunately, our hero becomes a little too greedy and goes for the prize, which is actually a booby-trap! Our hero ends up squashed by a VERY HEAVY weight and the words, "OH NO!" appear, and complete the whole ending.

COMMENTS: This really is a clever and funny game ending and is only really let down by the typical Martin Walker wining tune that doesn't seem to match the humorous ending :(

I do like this ending and I was amazed how good it is compared to the actual game.

FINAL SAY: You have GOT to see this ending (",)

G.E. RATING: 9 / 10

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