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Prophecy 1 – The Viking child logo

Publisher: Mirage
Author: Imagitec
Price: £25.99
Release: Out now

Prophecy 1 – The Viking child Things About Prophecy Which Aren’t Exactly The Same As Super Wonder Boy, The Two Year Old Activision Game:
(1) The name.
(2) The speed (Super Wonder Boy was faster).
(3) The graphics (Super Wonder Boy was cuter).
(4) The sound (Super Wonder Boy had more than three different effects).

Things About Prophecy Which Aren’t Exactly The Same As Super Wonder Boy, The Two Year Old Activision Game:
(1) The gameplay.
(2) The control.
(3) Everything else.
(4) The gameplay again.

I would not say that this was the most total and absolute rip-off of another game I have seen since Ooops Up’s ‘tribute’ to Pang, but the only reason I would not say it is that I would probably get sued and I cannot afford the legal costs. Then again, this is AMIGA POWER, so I cannot actually lie to you either. What a dilemma (Great cars, them Dilemmas – Ed). On reflection, I think the best thing would be if I was to say that this is very very like Super Wonder Boy indeed in pretty much every way imaginable, but not nearly as good, ant that you would be much better advised of search out a nice cheap bargain-bin copy of that game instead of spending £26 on this. Yes, they could not touch me for that.
STUART CAMPBELL

Amiga Power, Issue 17, September 1992, p.72

THE BOTTOM LINE
Appallingly blatant rip-off of a two-year-old game, except not nearly as good. Even Kid Gloves 2 was better than this (and more original). Oh yeah, and music OR sound effects?
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