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
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!
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.
- 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
- 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
Only a slight improvement from the non existent ending
on the first Space Harrier!
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