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Star Paws

• Publisher: Software Projects
• Developer:
Software Projects
Release Date: 1987
Code: John Darnell
GFX: N. Baikaloff, M McDonald
Music: Rob Hubbard

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 90%
Our Game Rating: 93%
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> STAR PAWS by Software Projects


Completed by Matt Rogers
• Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

It seems such a long time ago, yet the memories are so clear in my mind. I flew out of my bed on the day this game was released and made sure I was there when the Manager of our local game store opened the doors at 8:30am - I did have to wait for that morning's shipment to be unpacked!

Once I got the game home and loaded up on my beloved C64, it was obvious that this was going to be a cracking gaming experience and every bit the game that I expected it to be.

20 years on, I still hadn't seen then ending ... until now ...

Matt: "I remember thinking it was pretty good when it first came out, with its parallax scrolling and meaty Hubbard tune.

In order to complete it you must catch 20 bird-like creatures: 10 on the surface of the planet, 4 in the mines and 6 on a separate level where you fire a canon and have to judge the trajectory and timing of each shot (the best bit of the game)."


Our intrepid hero is hunting out his final load of space turkey.


The mother ship arrives to take our hero home.


Off he goes.


Whooosh!


Almost gone!


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED? Matt: "How did I do it? If using save states is cheating, then I cheated!"

SO WHAT HAPPENS? Well, once the final bonus game is complete, the mother ship appears and takes away our intrepid hero. At the same time a message appears, which reads: "WELL DONE CAPT PAWSTRONG".

Our hero disappears into the deepest, darkest depths of space never to return.

COMMENTS: I was quite surprised to see that the programmers had included an ending. I always had it in mind that this game was never ending and that it was all about achieving the highest score. It's nice to see that the programmers had thought it through to the end.

FINAL SAY: Give it a go (",)

G.E. RATING: 6 / 10

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