• Developer: Modern Arts
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by Rainbow Arts
& Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi (additional text by Frank
Warriors is a rather
game which was being produced back in 1988 by a group
called Modern Arts for Rainbow Arts. You control a
warrior character who jumps across platforms in a
horizontal scrolling game. Best way to describe is
probably a cross between
and Hawkeye –
scrolling from right to left.
The game was coded and designed by Matthias Hillebrand,
with music by Tim Kleinert and was produced over several
months with a lot of hard work put in. You may be
thinking that you've never seen or heard of this game
before, and that's because it was never released, but
has now been unearthed by Frank Gasking and the GTW64
team for all to play. You can read the full story
So after twenty odd years
of being hidden away on development disks, does Warriors
have a game ending worth waiting for?
You stand behind the
...and go in for the
CRASH! BANG! WALLOP!
What a picture!
Time for the
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used the superbly trained version by Onslaughter.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have reached the end of level 3, the game
ending loads up and reveals our hero giving Zathan a
head-chop. This is accompanied by digitised sound
effects. This is followed by a scrolling epilogue and
some credits and thanks. Finally - the second part
loads, which is a 'CONGRATULATIONS' screen and
reads: "CONGRATULATIONS. YOU REALLY DEFEATED THE
MEGA-EVIL ZATHAN AND YOU REALLY RESCUED THE BEAUTIFUL
PRINCESS OF BRIGHTNESS. THE DIAMONDS OF WISDOM ARE
RECONQUERED !!! The story has ended..."
- Vinny: WOW!
Considering the game is a little difficult - to say the
least - I was expecting a half-cocked ending, but I'm
glad to see that it isn't. In fact, it's a blooming
great ending and I'm surprised it has been hidden away
for twenty odd years! The only thing that annoyed me was
the flashing and moving scrolling text, which was a
little difficulty to read. Apart from that, it was
almost perfect (",) 9.5/10 from me.
- Andy Vaisey:
Ay, not a bad ending. But 9.5 for a static screen with
- Brendan Phoenix:
Vinny's been smoking crack!
Ha ha - matter of opinion's, but although this is a good
ending it is by no means a great one. Above average and
would get a solid 7 from me, but nowhere near touching
the elusive GM status.
Yes that bloody scrolling text is annoying, only a small
bit of ending animation (ok sound fx though) and the end
pic does nothing for me.
- Andrew Fisher:
I've yet to play the game, so can't comment in that.
But that's a very good ending. I spy the familiar sprite
scroll over bitmap that also appeared in Turrican and
X-Out, although it maybe did not need the sinus
movement. We'll forgive the poor English, enjoy the
tunes and little piece of animation. 7/10 from me.
- Frank Gasking:
Very happy to see Warriors released in its final form,
which is thanks to Wilfred Bos for initially recovering
the game as part of a HVSC tune hunt from the game.
Onslaught also did a great job of tidying up the game
and fixing level 2... the game also really needed
trainers! Warriors is unfortunately a game which has an
intro sequence far better than the main game itself -
although it looks great, it is completely unplayable.
After a stunning intro, the outro does not surprise me
at all. Really nice animated sequence, with typical
credit scroller, thumping music and a ending picture. I
do think its a 10/10 to be honest - it's certainly up
there with the Turrican ending, if not better (and which
got 10/10 ;-)
can't believe it's been locked away for so long!
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