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Space Harrier II

• Publisher: Glandslam
• Developer:
SEGA/Grandslam
Release Date: 1990
Code: David Vout, John Scott

GFX: Unknown
Music: Matt Furniss

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 55%
Our Game Rating: 65%
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> SPACE HARRIER II by Grandslam


• Completed by Vinny Mainolfi & Derrick Inksley
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

This game ending also passed I by, and would have remained in the NO ENDINGS vault if it hadn't been for Derrick Inksley contacting us to point out that this game DOES have an ending...

Space Harrier II is the follow-up of the original Space Harrier game on the Commodore 64. With better graphics and sound, this game would appear to be much better than the original - which incidentally was a great effort by one of my favourite C64 coders, Chris Butler. But unfortunately this game is marred by the multiload (at least on tape) and so it becomes a little frustrating to have to wait for a level to load. Saying that - the 13 stages certainly offer a challenge, but that soon becomes a little repetitive...


Stage 13 is complete!


Epilogue time...


...and more...


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I used a trained version by REMEMBER that allowed me to play through with infinite everything. It was still a challenge because it got very repetitive!

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have killed the final boss on stage 13, an epilogue appears, which reads: "THE WAR IS OVER. HOWEVER, HARRIER FEELS AN UNBEARABLE EMPTINESS RATHER THAN THE USUAL SATISFACTION THAT RESULTS FROM THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A MISSION. IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN PEACE THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE, SPACE HARRIER  DEPARTS ONCE AGAIN TO DO BATTLE WITH THE ENEMY." This is accompanied by an ending tune.

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: Unfortunately, there's nothing special about this game ending; it's simply text and an ending tune. Very disappointing considering that the impressive design of the actual game. 2/10 I'm afraid.
  • Andy Vaisey:  I just had a quick blast; not bad at all. Strikes me as being a refinement of the original. More defined main sprite, slightly smoother 3D engine, etc. Same issues, though, with lack of variety as in the original. I'm playing in an emulator with warp drive on the loading sections. This game would have been ruined back in the day with constant loading!

  • Andrew Fisher: While the graphics are better than the original, it still has the same problem - spotting enemies and bullets behind the player, making things difficult. Yet another text ending, but at least it has another tune to listen to.

  • Brendan Phoenix: I do like the main sprite. One of those strange sequel's that no one really seemed to ask for (see Paperboy 2 as well, funnily enough originals both by Elite and the sequel's by somebody else)

    Ending is so so, little bit more than the standard rubbish we see, but that is by no means a ringing endorsement.

FINAL SAY: Only a slight improvement from the non existent ending on the first Space Harrier!

G.E. RATING: 2 / 10

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