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WEREWOLVES IN LONDON
by Viz Design
by Brendan Phoenix
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
I've got to be honest here: I purchased this game
back in 1988, but after loading it and spending a
frustrating 10 minutes fumbling around, I decided that
it just wasn't for me. It's one of those games that
looks and sounds okay, but plays like a bucket full of
tripe! Brendan deserves a medal for putting up with this
game and actually playing through to the end!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Brendan used an infinite blood cheat :-)
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have killed your final victim, all the
crucifix's start flashing and the words 'WELL DONE THE
CURSE IS LIFTED' appear. There is an end game ditty.
Boy was this difficult, even with an infinite blood
cheat! Problem being the police would throw you in
jail if you were a werewolf and you lose all your
items. Also, there was no walkthrough available
anywhere! Fortunately, I managed to map it myself
and realised what I had to do. Not as difficult as
Frankenstien Jnr - but approaching it! I also had to
restart the game after it started being buggy
towards the end.
The aim of the game is to eight members of the
family that cursed you - every time you get a kill,
a crucifix appears at the bottom of the screen. I
was trapped on 7 for ages!
I read on some speccy forums that this game is
impossible to complete, and that it crashes when you
kill the final person - I am glad to report that the
C64 version does have an ending.
There is an end game ditty, whilst not great, is
much better than the in-game tune I had to endure.
Arrrgh! This game is an absolute pig to complete!
But saying that, there is a little more to the
ending than I actually expected! I thought we would
get the boring old 'WELL DONE' text and that's it;
but it appears that there is a specific ending tune,
which I quite like, and also some crazy sprite
'animation'. I think it deserves 3/10.
Viz Design was a very short-lived label from
Ariolasoft and this reminds me of another of their
games, Bride of Frankenstein. I suppose you could
make a joke and say the ending is a bit of a dog.
But even that is overplaying it.
The ending is a whimper in comparison to what it
could have been... at least it has a unique ending
FINAL SAY: The game is pants and the ending is
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