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Terramex

• Publisher: Grandslam
• Developer:
Teque Software
Release Date: 1987
Code: Pete Harrap, Shaun ..Hollingworth

GFX: Unknown
Music: Ben Daglish

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 31%
Our Game Rating: 76%
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> TERRAMEX by Flair Grandslam


• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

Another one bites the dust. Terramex. It’s quite an enjoyable arcade-puzzle game. I remember getting about half way through this many years ago, but never finished it. Some of the puzzles are a bit silly, but it’s not impossible. The aim is to find the professor and give him what he needs to prevent a meteor from hitting the earth.


The Nutty Professor cleans his glasses and awaits the items to save the earth!


The massive pin-ball flipper sorts out the oncoming meteor.


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Using tips and a map found on the internet. I worked my way through the screens and collected all the items needed for the professor to work his magic.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: After giving the professor the items, he makes a giant pinball flipper, which deflects the meteor away from the earth. How he made this out of a battery, a coat-hanger, a cup of tea and a few other objects is beyond me... but somehow the little fella saves the day. We are treated to a small animation showing the meteor being hit away from the earth.

COMMENTS:

  • Neil: A suitable end to a strange game. Give it a go. It’s quite an enjoyable game, that’s not too difficult to get into.
     

  • Vinny: I have never played this game, and it was only after receiving a request from Robert Butterworth to see the ending, that I actually got to play it. And I must say - it's a delightful little game that definitely DIDN'T deserve the 31% rating that ZZAP!64 gave it! The idiots! ;)

    As for the ending... I think Neil scored it with the final task in mind (where you have to give the professor a load of items), which is fair enough. I really enjoyed this part of the game and the animation that came with it - the professor cleaning his glasses it superb.
  • Andrew Fisher: Have to agree that ZZAP! were harsh in their review. Enjoyed it more on the Archimedes though, thanks to the clearer graphics. An interesting idea to have different characters require slightly different solutions on one particular screen. Nice animation, but could have done with a bit more (say, the classic newspaper headline saying you saved the world). 5/10.

  • Brendan Phoenix: Always preferred the Quicksilva label than Grandslam myself - but this was an ok little game and it has an ok little ending.
     

  • Gaz Spence: Terramex is an ok arcade adventure that was probably getting a little old hat by the time the game was released, hence the low Zzap! rating. I was rather hoping for a little more with the ending. A little anticlimactic after all the fannying about from the Prof.

FINAL SAY: Not bad. Nice little animation after a decent puzzle game.

G.E. RATING: 6 / 10

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