• Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
I was a massive fan of the original TV Movie, V. It
really was an 80s TV SCI-FI spectacular that capture the
imagination of all us young TV freaks. Needless to say
that when the computer game arrived on the scene I was
the first one to the shops with cash in hand. Why on
earth did I waste my money?!
And so Diana finally
disappears into the distance. The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I'm not quite sure how Frank completed this game - I can
only guess that he cheated ;-) Talking of cheats... I've
created an ending trainer for this game, which can be
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
The final sequence shows the mother-ship blowing up, but
before it does 2 little escape pods eject from the ship
and fly off into the distance with the words, "FAREWELL
DONOVAN. WE WILL MEET AGAIN : : : DIANA : :"
appearing on the screen.
Vinny: Considering the game stinks from the high heavens, I was
quite surprised it had this ending, or in fact any kind
of ending! It's well presented and completes the game
neatly. It could have done with a piece of ending music
Brendan Phoenix: Remember buying the game and
figuring out how to play it - bought it back to the
shop and said I bought it as a birthday present and
they had it already - and swapped it for something
else. Them bloody lizard codes! Sad thing is, I
tried it recently on an emulator and STILL can't
figure it out. I think this has a nifty little
underrated ending. As for the ending... the screen
shot is familiar to Platoon, but I like it. If I had
completed this game with no cheats and came across
this ending I would have been impressed. I actually
remember seeing this end screen shot in a give away
in Commodore User called 'The Screens They Didn't
Want You to See' or something familiar - was a free
booklet in one issue with all final screens in it. I
still have it somewhere. I just think it is a pretty
fitting ending to the game, pity there is no end
game music, but I think it's a good un!
Inge Pedersen: Being a huge fan of the
TV-series, I bought the game as soon as I saw
adverts for it. I played it several times, and AFAIR
I aaalmost clocked it. The graphics are nice
multicolour, and the character is well animated. The
problem is that the gameplay get a little repetitive
after a while. However, I was a bit disappointed
when I saw the ending (which is *very* easy to see,
just reset and type sys15104).
Andy Vaisey: The original 2 part 'V' mini-series
was an epic, intelligent piece of '80's sci-fi TV,
that was followed by a slightly watered down, but
nether less enjoyable follow-up, 'V: The Final
Battle'. Unfortunately, this was then followed by a
truly awful weekly TV series. The game and ending?
Sadly, they're on par with the weekly TV series and
are rather underwhelming; another example of the
tripe sometimes churned out by Ocean licensing mass
Matt Rogers: Always enjoyed completing this one
- found it very satisfying.
Andrew Fisher: Take Impossible Mission; remove
most of what was good about it; add alien symbols;
add annoying aliens that buzz around you; shake well
and release before it is ready. That's the recipe
FINAL SAY : Give it
a go -
though it isn't going to wow you :(
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