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Starquake

• Publisher: Bubble Bus
• Developer:
Bubble Bus
Release Date: 1984
Code: N. Strange, S. Crow
GFX: Unknown
Music: Steve Crow

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 93%
Our Game Rating: 95%
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FILE: starquakeend.zip

> STARQUAKE by Bubble Bus


Completed by Gurt (member of Lemon forum)
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

As you probably know, I am a massive C64 game fan and I have played almost every C64 game there is. Well ... erm ... that's not actually true. I am embarrassed to say that I had never played Starquake until Gurt sent in the game ending. Where have I been for the past 23 years?! This game is amazing. I have heard of it, but I never bothered to play it until now :-)

Anyway, Gurt was kind enough to complete the game so that we can all see the ending ...

Gurt: I went to all the effort of beating Starquake, in the full knowledge that the ending sucked, having read that little attachment that came with one of the issues of Zzap! 64 about game endings and bluffing.


Don't ask me what's going on here as I haven't got this far!


Flashing screen and erm ... stuff.


Funny little floating things!


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED? Gurt: Yes, I bloody well cheated! And it was still hard, finding all the pieces of the core! It took me forever to find that umbrella! It was hidden in that almost square area down and right from the core! But at least I feel satisfied, because I tried for years to beat the game and never got more than maybe three core parts, and this time I got lucky and got three in the first ten minutes!

SO WHAT HAPPENS? I'm not quite sure what happens, but it has something to do with the Cores (I love Andrea). There's a bit of flashing graphics and some floating sprites, and then end final message reads, "THE CORES COMPLETE BUT HOW ARE YOU GONNA GET HOME WHEN ONLY A STUPID LOONY WOULD WANDER THIS FAR OUT IN THE GALAXY". Charming!

COMMENTS: I don't think that Gurt was too impressed with the ending, but I was. It is nice to see such an old game actually have some memory specifically set out to present an ending. It has a few sound effects, some animation, and a final message.

FINAL SAY: It's worth a look just to satisfy curiosity (",)

G.E. RATING: 5 / 10

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