Treasure Isle

• Publisher: Phoenix Software
• Developer:
Jon Wells
Release Date: 1995
Code: Jon Wells
GFX: Jon Wells
Music: Paul Hannay

Our Game Rating: 87%


FILE: treasureisleend.zip

> TREASURE ISLE by Jon Wells

Completed by Jon Wells (the man himself!)
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Upon contacting Jon Wells to congratulate him on his fantastic achievement of creating a sideways scrolling version of SEUCK, he was kind enough to reply with the following game ending to Treasure Isle (programmed by Jon himself). As I am sure you all know, I am a massive fan of Jon's work and always look forward to something new from the C64 Master, and so without further delay, here is the ending ...

JON: "Don't know if you're aware, but I did sort of do a very simple mini ending animation screen for Treasure Isle (the Adventure game). I've just quickly ripped it out and you'll find it attached."

The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED? Hmmm ... taking into consideration that Jon programmed this game, I presume that he cheated all the way to the end (I know I would). Actually, Jon was kind enough to rip the ending straight out of the game for us, and so it appears that he did cheat after all ;-)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: In the game, once you get the treasure, you make your way back to the cabin where you started off. Once you get there, a congratulations message is shown with your score, then asking you to press a button to continue. You are then greeted with the little animated ending (see above screen shot and attached file).

The animation shows our hero running back and forth whilst stars and spinning coins fly all over the screen.

There is some great 'magic roundabout' Feekzoid music to accompany this ending.

COMMENTS: I am sure you all know, but Treasure Isle is a graphics adventure game and so it is a little strange (in a good way) to see that it has this type of game ending.

I must admit that I really like this ending even though there isn't much to see or do. It's just seriously cute, bouncy and fun. Jon did make these comments about it: "Unfortunately I didn't have any more memory left to squeeze in anything else as I would've liked to have made it bigger," which you can kind of see.

FINAL SAY: It's cute and worth a look (",)

G.E. RATING: 6 / 10

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