Reviewed by Neil Collins (Misguided_fool)
They Stole a Million was a game I used to spend
hours playing as a kid. Not that I was planning to be a
criminal in later life – I just found it an original
strategy for its time. I could only complete 3 of the 5
levels, which was very hard work back then. Using an
emulator and a lot of save states, makes the job easier
nowadays – but it’s still a tricky game to finish.
"Looks like a red
taxi to me - Vinny"
Nice ebay item :)
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
After hours of trying to complete the last level without
cheating, I gave in and played the game using a cracked
version that allows you to start with £900,000. I also
used a well known bug on the last level, which means you
only have to break into one case in the museum, grab the
mask of Honkanenter and leg it back to the car before
the coppers turn up. Piece of cake!
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Not very much. You escape the scene of the crime in the
getaway car, just as you do on the earlier levels. You
then return to the menu screen which gives you a break
down of your swag. This time totalling over one million
pounds. Then you get a pathetic message reading
‘Congratulations ! You stole a million. It seems that
crime does pay – or does it ?’ The game then freezes.
That’s it. What a waste of time!
A terrible end to a good game. Such a shame.
FINAL SAY: Don’t waste your time.
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