• Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Many thanks to Rio
Baan for sending in the game ending to this cracking
little SHEMUP game by Rainbow Arts...
The ending starts with
this superb picture: there's animated stars in the
Cue the credits!
Finally, The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?
Rio has finished the game before without cheating, but
he didn't have time to play it through just to get to the
ending for this page... so he cheated!
SO WHAT HAPPENS?
Well, you eventually get to a large robot which you have
to destroy. The first time I got to it I had no idea it
was the big-boss. You destroy it anyway and you get to
look at a nice picture, scrolling message, and hear a
catchy new tune. Then the game ends.
The end screen is very well drawn and the music
is really catchy and beautifully synthesized. I was
a bit surprised to get to the end only level after
4-2. I was expecting the game to be longer and
harder, but it was not to be.
This is another quality ending from Rainbow Arts,
but it's lacking any cinematic finale (like the
ending to the Turrican games, or Denaris), so I'm
going to have to dock it points for that. The
scrolling message is a bit ordinary as well (save
for the "Dolby mono" logo which was a nice touch).
Even still, X-Out is a great game and the ending is
worth playing to the end for.
Nearly got a top mark... but not quite...
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