& Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
I've said it time and time again on my C64endings:
platform games are my favourite gaming genre, and so
this game certainly appeals to me. If you haven't played
Soulless yet, then where have you been?! Released by
Psytronik Software and produced by Georg Rottensteiner
and Trevor Storey, Soulless is an atmospheric platform
In the game you play Rizek,
a powerful warrior King, who grew tired of constant war.
He declared a time of peace but was betrayed by his
generals. A curse was placed on him transforming him
into a gruesome beast and he was cast into a tomb for
all time. 1,000 years later a great quake shattered the
wall of the tomb. Rizek can now escape and reclaim his
soul - and take his rightful place as King once more.
Soulless is actually full
of soul from beginning to end. It's a beautifully
crafted game that not only looks fantastic, but plays
like a dream. It's a shame it has never been released on
cartridge because it would be the ideal game for it
The creature starts
to feel pain...
Energy pulses through
Rizek is free!
Outside we see Rizek
freely running towards the castle...
Birds fly above
He raises his
Some bastard is
letting of fireworks again!
good times, come on! #
Time for the epliogue...
The closing part of
Does this mean
A great bunch of guys
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I would love to say that I played all the way through
the game, but I'm a tad useless when it comes to playing
through arcade adventures. Anyway - I cheated and used
the following cheat that I created:
- Load and start the
- Freeze the game
and enter the following POKE:
- Restart the game
and the game ending will load...
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have completed the game, the ending loads... we
are presented with a screen showing a silhouette of the
beast in a amongst the ruins. The flames on the torches
flicker as the beast transforms back into Rizek before
our very eyes! We are then taken outside where we see
Rizek running towards the castle, birds flying free, and
fireworks shooting through the sky to celebrate the
return of the King. Rizek raises his sword to victory.
We are then treated to a full epilogue and the game
credits, which are accompanied by an ending tune.