& Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
I'd never seen nor heard of this game before until
it was brought to my attention by a recent release from
the great cracking groups Hokuto Force and Alpha Flight
who gave the game a whole host of cheats - one including
jumping to the game ending.
If you've never played it,
Space Towers is a cross between
Heavenbound and a poor-man's
with a homemade feel to it. You play the part of a
spaceman who has to work his way to the top of five
towers to get to his ship and return home. There are
many obstacles and pitfalls that block your path and so
you need to be alert at all times to make it to the
top... that is, unless you have some of the cheats
turned on ;-)
Level/stage 5 is
All the towers can be
seen in the final scene...
...as our hero's ship
ascends into the stars...
...and heads for
Time to enter your
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I first saw the ending courtesy of a superb trained
version by Hokuto Force and Alpha Flight, which allowed
me to jump to the ending. But it was also very easy to
hack the ending:
- Load the game and
press fire to start;
- Freeze with an Action Replay Cartridge;
- Press 'M' to go into Monitor mode;
- Type 'G 5C00', which will fire up the location
$5C00, which is the game ending routine.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have reach the top of level five, the game
ending starts... all five towers are displayed from a
distance, and then your spaceship is shown taking off
from the final tower. It then flies off to the left of
the screen whilst displaying the ending message: "CONGRATULATIONS
YOU HAVE ESCAPED FROM THE TOWERS!"