February, 1999. A brand new year with brand new possibilities and a brand new Game of the Month reviewer: Hercules. So before starting with my first Game of the Month review, I'd like to thank xabbott for 'hiring' me. Thanx. ^_^
The second zzt.archive Game of the Month of 1999 will be the Buck Russel Demo by Almighty Cow. Surprisingly this game has never before been the Game of the Month, so I chose it now. Buck Russel is, in case you don't know (which I doubt), about a cop from the 70s called... guess what... Buck Russel. He and his partner Stone are getting involved in drugs business and many more. So far for the very small plot summary.
Why did I choose this game? That's because, firstly, the graphics are brilliant, with everything worked out into detail. Of course, you can't judge a game on its graphics alone. What other features does the game have? The gameplay is the answer. While playing Buck Russel I really got involved with plot and the characters. The characters were worked out fine, too, which makes the game a lot more playable, too. Those guys reminded me of the characters from the PC game Interstate '76. A lot of action will get you involved with the game as well, I'm sure of that. However, there are some minor bugs in the game and one part in the dock may seem a little hard, but this just can't spoil the fun. I know the Cow hates PC speaker music himself (he once told me), so that explains the lack and quality of sound fx and music in the game. Hereby I'd like to call the Buck Russel Demo the zzt.archive Game of the Month, February 1999.
Oh, one thing, before I forget it. I'm pretty sure you guys (including myself) will never see the full version of this game, since the Cow quit ZZTing. He also wanted to quit MZXing, but he just can't leave it for now. Well, buh-bye! ^_^