& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Thrust scored a whopping 94% in Zzap64, and in my
opinion it was well deserved. My only criticism with
that review is that they didn't like the Rob Hubbard
music?!?! I think it's amazing! Yet they gave it 80% for
the sound effects. Can't really understand that. Anyway,
Thrust 2 - Is it as good as the original?
isn't. At first I thought it was a terrible game, but
having put many hours into playing it my opinion has
changed. It's still nowhere near as good as the
original, but it's grown on me a little. The basic idea
of the game is almost the same. You need to fly around,
find the orbs which are scattered around the level and
return them to the planet surface. This time however you
drop them off on the surface to form a large sound
system, where as you just blasted off up into space with
them in the original game. The graphics are no long wire
framed vectors, but solid sprites. Some say that's an
improvement, but for me it just makes the game look
quite cheap and childish. The soundtrack that plays
throughout the game sounds very pretentious. I found it
so annoying that I switched it off after a few games.
love Thrust, the chances are you won't love this as it's
missing the magic of the original. Only give this a go
if you have the patience of a saint.
WTF! The final level.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I played it without cheats. I saved my position a lot of
times as I worked my way through the levels.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once the sound system on the surface of level three is
fully constructed, the space ship flies up off the
screen as a long, booming sound is played. This is
followed by the end screen which reads 'Amazing !
Mission Completed !! Game Over. Press Fire'. A little
victory tune plays in the background while you stare at
the screen in huge disappointment.
FINAL SAY: I'm not surprised with this one.
Gutted it took so long to beat and the end was so bad.
At least this one can finally be laid to rest, which was
the purpose of my hard labour.
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