Revenge, from Mastertronic, places the player on
the planet Rigel V, whose inhabitants seem bent on avoiding
the grip of the Federations' troops at all costs. In
fact, they've even created a Doomsday machine with which
they now threaten the very existence of the Federation,
should it not withdraw from their planet.
player is placed in the position of Harper, a notorious
news reporter who's revered as a man who always gets
his story, and as such is sent to Rigel V to dig for
information about this rebel force and it's machine
arrives on the planet with his team mate Elliot, but
unfortunately when the going gets tough Elliot doesn't
and is now lying mortally wounded, leaving Harper alone
with the unenviable task of finding the Doomsday machine
and somehow disarming it.
two-part adventure begins with Harper waking up somewhat
groggily next to his dying partner. A clue to his first
move is contained within the text of the loading screen.
If not noticed I envisage the player spending hours
trying to begin the game and probably ending up throwing
it in the bin. I'm not one to give secrets away so I
won't mention that GET GOGGLES, WEAR GOGGLES works very
Revenge is full of atmosphere, and I could say it
succeeds in creating a sense of being there . . . Some
of the problems may seem a little obscure at first,
but they're entirely in context with the game and storyline,
and interaction quickly pulls the player in, so that
adjusting to this far-off planet and it's current dilemma
is fairly straightforward. Sudden deaths abound, and
if the player is not entirely observant, progress is
difficult. All swift-demise locations are warned of
in the text descriptions so they can be avoided.
Revenge is a must for all adventure players. The
parser is more than adequate, with synonyms for most
inputs having been thought of by the programmers. It's
full of nasty, yet very enjoyable puzzles, has a certain
wit about it, and the game inspires the player to reach
the end -- and it's also very good value for money.
I would suggest it become part of all Commodore owners
adventure collection as of now. Get my drift?