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Aztec Challenge (Commodore 64)

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The player must reach and explore an Aztec temple while avoiding a variety of dangerous obstacles. Each level is like a whole different game, with different challenges and different types of scrolling and exploration. The game starts with an over-the-shoulder view of the player running a gauntlet of spear-throwing natives towards a pyramid which rises on the horizon. Once this is reached, a vertically-scrolling staircase with falling rocks must be traversed, and then there are rooms to explore and deadly aquatic wildlife to avoid (among other dangers) before the game is through. Players looking for the adventuring equivalent of an Epyx sports game should enjoy this one.


Aztec Challenge Commodore 64 Leaping over a bottomless pit
Aztec Challenge Commodore 64 Don't get eaten by the deadly fish!
Aztec Challenge Commodore 64 One of the level introduction screens
Aztec Challenge Commodore 64 Find a safe path across the room

Alternate Titles

  • "Die Rituale der Azteken" -- German title

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The Press Says

TeleMatch Aug, 1984 1 out of 6 100
Commodore User May, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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Sep 04, 2013



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    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #60 'It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!'

Demian Katz (2075) added Aztec Challenge (Commodore 64) on Apr 09, 2004
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