Summer Camp

• Publisher: Thalamus
• Developer:
Release Date: 1990
Code: John Ferrari
GFX: John Ferrari
Music: Mark Clements

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 80%
Our Game Rating: 85%



FILE: summercampend.zip

> SUMMER CAMP by Thalamus

• Completed by Stephen Renehan
• Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

I can't believe it has been so long since I purchased this game back in 1990. It was another John Menzies purchased, and came in the larger sized Thalamus packaging.

It's not a typical Thalamus game that covers new ground and does lack the unique design and quality that previous Thalamus games brought to the hungry C64 gaming freaks. I felt a little let down by the game, but I still enjoyed the challenge... 

The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Stephen used a trainer that allowed him to skip straight to the ending :)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once the final level is completed, the screen flicks over to a colourful picture showing our hero shaking hands with some bloke (possible a Park Ranger). The ending text reads: "HOORAY, YOU'VE DONE IT. SIMPLE AMAZING! WICKED. FANTASTIC. BRILL! THANKS A MILLION." This is accompanied by an ending sound track by Mark Clements.


  • Vinny: It's pretty and it sounds nice (thumping tune), but apart from that, it's lacking in originality.

  • Andrew Fisher: Best summed up as "cute but difficult". Not the greatest ending ever, but a nice enough pic and tune. 5/10.

  • Brendan Phoenix: Became used to really quality Thalamus endings so this is a big let down - you know they could have done so much better - just a static pic - cop out. 5/10.

  • Andy Vaisey: Shame. Another missed opportunity for something special. Some animation wouldn't have gone amiss before showing this bitmap. I kinda feel guilty for requesting this ending... ;)

  • Gaz Spence: IMHO, this is an under-rated game; a platformer with nice original touches throughout. I guess the ending's average but the naive picture is not without its merits.

FINAL SAY: I'm left with a sour taste in my mouth :(

G.E. RATING: 5 / 10

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