& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Weird dreams is an arcade adventure by Rainbird.
Many people remember seeing the Amiga version of it on
the kids TV show 'Motormouth', where a modified
version of the game was used as part of a phone-in
competition where kids could win prizes.
of the game is to control a young lad through bizarre
dream scenarios, fighting all kinds of unusual
creatures. You need to collect the three orbs and reach
the end of the dream without getting terrified - causing
our hero to have a heart attack. Each scenario is
different and the puzzles are pretty straight-forward,
although at times quite frustrating as you will need to
time your actions perfectly to progress.
The graphics are very
good, and the scenery is very well drawn. I think it's a
great original game but many people find it too
frustrating and difficult - hence the mixed reviews in
the computer magazines at the time. It's a really
bizarre game so check it out if you haven't already.
Get ready... this
means it's going to be a SUPERB ending :-)
WTF?! The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Using an infinite lives cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
At the end of the game you have to face some weird
circular-shaped monster with a large mouth. Some
circular objects hover around it and you have to smack
them all with the fish that you are carrying. Very Monty
Python-esque indeed. If you hit all the objects, they
fly into the monster's mouth and the game is complete. A
screen pops up reading 'Congratulations. Weird Dreams
100% completed'. The game then restarts.