Space Gun

• Publisher: Ocean
• Developer:
Images Software
Release Date: 1992
Code: Tom Pinnock

GFX: A. Pang, C.Edwards
Music: Sonic Projects

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 92%
Our Game Rating: 86%


FILE: spacegunend.zip


> SPACE GUN by Ocean

• Completed by Brendan Phoenix (and Vinny Mainolfi)
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Space Gun, a one or two player game, is set in the year 2039 and involves you taking on the role of a Colonial Marine and running around shooting the heads off of angry aliens who intend on taking over the human race - or not as the case may be. It's a great shooter with some cool graphics and sonics, but what of the game ending...

Shoot that mutt!


And so the end begins...




"Roll the credits!"

Team for some team names...

The End.

The bad ending...

Here's a building...

...and there it was! The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I had to play through in order to save the hostages ("I used a level-skip cheat to get the ending - Vinny).

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have killed off the final alien boss, the game ending begins with an epilogue that is accompanied by some cool little images and a nice tune (much like the intro). This then turns into a movie style scrolling credit ending that reveals the programming team.


  • Brendan: Space Gun - really good conversion - plays very closely to the arcade version - very impressed. As I am with the ending (included the bad ending which I came across by mistake when I shot my cockpit up!) really good arcade feel to the ending, good end music, static pics showing the closing story line and a list of credits - excellent. Very similar to the Total Recall ending which around the same time. 8/10 for me.

  • Vinny: I agree with Brendan's comments about the game and the ending. The only thing missing for me is the sparkle and a bit more pizzazz to the ending. The scrolling credits are made up of the Commodore 64 standard character set, and the graphics needed a little more polish to them. I'd give it a 7/10.

  • Andrew Fisher: Lucky enough to have this one on cartridge and disk... pretty good conversion, and a very nice ending.

  • Andy Vaisey: A tidy game and ending.

FINAL SAY: Good - but not brilliant. Worth a few looks.

G.E. RATING: 7.5 / 10

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