• 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 ...
"I remember thinking it was pretty good when it first
came out, with its parallax scrolling and meaty Hubbard
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.
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
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.
Give it a go (",)
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