• Publisher: Codemasters
Martin C. Sexton
ZZAP64 Game Rating:
Our Game Rating:
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& Reviewed by Neil Collins
completed by Vinny Mainolfi
Terra Cognita is a vertical scrolling shoot-em-up by
Codemasters. It's a very frustrating game to play, as
there are many dead ends - so you will die many times
unless you play the game a lot and memorise where to go.
The graphics are quite messy and make the game look like
an Amstrad title, and sometimes it's hard to spot the
enemy aliens. I didn't enjoy playing this one. There are
far better shoot-em-up's out there to play than this.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Using an infinite lives cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have made it through the 100 screens, the game
is complete. A congratulations message pops up on the
screen telling you that you have made it to the
mothership, which will take you off the planet of Krion.
What a player ! The game then restarts.
- Neil: A very
poor ending. I thought this one would just keep going
- Vinny: I used
to be a big fan of this game as it was one of the early
Codemasters releases. Okay, so it isn't a great game,
but there was something that kept me coming back for me
- probably stupidity! Anyway, I too completed this with
the infinite lives cheat, along with pumping up the game
speed to 500% and letting it play through to the end by
itself. I actually thought there wasn't an end until I
saw it for myself. What a completed letdown it is :(
Neil actually scored it 2/10, but I put the score down
to 1/10 because there isn't anything apart from text.
I'm sure some of you would want it down to 0.5/10 ;)
- Brendan Phoenix:
Codemasters and cack endings - they go together like
cheese and toast. A little animated ending would have
done the short ending description proud - instead it
- Andy Vaisey: As
someone who (occasionally) tinkers with GFX, for me this
game commits the cardinal sin of 'safe' features of the
backdrops, that your ship flies merrily over, being
indistinguishable from the 'dangerous' features, such as
walls that destroy you. Also, the backdrops clash with
the sprites which makes the action a little confusing.
Otherwise, this is a solid (and at the time) cheap
little game, although there were definitely better
budget alternatives. The ending is typical Codemasters
tosh. In my opinion, it doesn't matter how much a game
costs, the player should always be left with a half
decent, satisfying ending. It's 'Man Law'...
FINAL SAY: Nothing exciting here. A simple
message is all you get.
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