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Transformers

• Publisher: Ocean
• Developer:
Denton Designs
Release Date: 1985
Code: Unknown
GFX: Unknown
Music: Fred Gray

Our Game Rating: 85%
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> TRANSFORMERS by Ocean


Completed  by Neil Collins & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

When the Transformers cartoon first appeared on UK TV back in the 80s I was hooked and would sit and watch every episode; but my passion for the TV programme didn't extend to the numerous toys and figures that were available then - I spent most of my pocket money on computer games. So when this game appear on the shelves of our local computer game store I rushed across the road to my local bank and withdrew and nice, fresh, crisp tenner and dashed back to the shop to acquire the game - one of the rare moments when I purchased a full priced game. When I got home and loaded it up, I fell in love with it straight away!

Transformers by Ocean is a great platformer that has you swapping through four of the main characters to collect pieces of the Transformers ident, which, when placed in position, will complete the game. Each character has different abilities and so playing each one to their strengths will get you through the game.

I spent HOURS playing this one over and over again, and then eventually, after many days playing, I completed it - without cheating may I add!


THAT'S IT?! NO WAY! The End!

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Neil completed it using a huge amount of save states within a C64 emulator saying, "It is impossible to complete without some help." Actually - it isn't; it just needs skill and patience ;-)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
After collecting all 4 pieces of the Autobot’s logo and returning them to the frame at the base you get a pause for a few seconds while your bonus points are calculated and then…… you start all over.

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: As much as I love this game I was very disappointed by this ending. After spending so much time and effort on this I expected a few fireworks and a fanfare - at least! 1/10 from me.
     
  • Neil: One of the worst endings I’ve seen. At least I’ve only wasted an hour of my life playing it. Don’t bother lads… it’s not worth it. 1/10.
  • Andrew Fisher: Personally I felt it was one of the weakest games by Denton Designs, although it is more fun to play than Activision's effort. To see it end like that is pretty dismal.
     
  • Andy Vaisey: Great... now I'll be humming the theme tune all day. Thanks...

    Never liked this game and the ending doesn't inspire me to change my mind.
  • Brendan Phoenix: I remember buying the game, playing it, thinking it was awful and bringing it back to the shop (using the old birthday present excuse - already has it, etc) and got Bounty Bob instead.

    The right choice was made.

FINAL SAY: Worth playing, but not worth completing :(

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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