NOTE: THIS WAS AN APRIL FOOLS FOR 2006.
Thanks to Frank Gasking for confirming that Way of
the Exploding Fist DOES actually have a game
Frank recently spoke to
the creator of the game, Gregg Barnett, asking him if he
had any games in his archive that were never released
(Frank would use these on his own Games That Weren't web
site). Unfortunately for Frank, the answer was 'no', but
what's more exciting - for me anyway - was the fact that
Gregg was surprised that NO ONE has ever mentioned or
reached the game ending to Way of the Exploding Fist.
What Gregg relayed to
Frank was that to complete the game you had to reach
50th Dan to become the GRAND MASTER, and not before you
fought with the current Master.
With that in mind, I set
out to obtain the ending and I was TOTALLY astonished
with the result! ...
"I CAN'T believe it!! I
am fighting the Grand Master!"
Oh Shit! Looks like
I've got to try again! Just as well I saved
a snapshot of the game before I got the shit kicked out
of me (",)
SUPERB! The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
With an infinite energy cheat, a STRONG joystick, and a
few spare hours!!
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you hit 50th Dan, you go back to the starting
screen, but this time you have an audience because you
have to fight the GRAND MASTER himself!! ("Who's the
bloke in the Blue?").
You go through each screen
as you do with the usual Red Fighter, but this time it
is a hundred times more difficult!
Once you finally beat the
Grand Master on the last screen, you hear the
infamous 'exploding fist' scream and then the screen
cuts to you, the red fighter, and the old Grand Master
standing on a titled 'Exploding Fist' screen. Each
fighter bows and then a message appears, which reads, "Congratulation.
You have achieved the ultimate status of Grand Master."
COMMENTS: I am
amazed that after all these years - 21 to be precise - I
have only just seen the superb game ending. It really is
cool fighting against the Grand Master and adds a sense
of achievement to the game's final sequence. The only
downside, and why the game ending didn't receive a 10/10
score, was that the music was just the same 'in-game'
tune - nice, but could have been beefed up for the
Not wanting to leave it on a negative vibe, this game
ending really ROCKS!
Load up your Commodore 64 and GET PLAYING! (",)
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