They stole a million

• Publisher: Ariolasoft
• Developer:
Release Date: 1986
Code: Unknown
GFX: Unknown
Music: Ben Daglish

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 90%
Our Game Rating: 80%


FILE: theystoleamillionend.zip

> THEY STOLE A MILLION by Ariolasoft

Completed & 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 :)


The End.

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!

COMMENTS: A terrible end to a good game. Such a shame.

FINAL SAY: Don’t waste your time.

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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