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CJ's Elephant Antics (Commodore 64)

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Written by  :  Gary Smith (65)
Written on  :  Dec 09, 2004
Platform  :  Commodore 64
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Summary

A fun-filled addictive platform game.

The Good

The addictive platforming action, the well-designed levels and enemies, the good opening sequence. Also there's the atmospheric music, which must rank as one of the best ever soundtracks on the C64.

The Bad

A few dodgy leaps.

The Bottom Line

CJ, an elephant, has been taken from the jungle and is on his way to a zoo somewhere in the UK. But the aeroplane transporting him runs into air turbulence, which causes his cage to be knocked over and broken open. So, grabbing a nearby umbrella, CJ leaps from the plane. What follows are four large and complex levels of 2D platforming action set in France, Switzerland, Egypt and Africa. Each level contains appropriate hazards, and each ends in an encounter with a giant extra-tough villain. CJ's umbrella means he can jump from high platforms without dying. He has an unlimited number of peanuts to fire at enemies, whilst bombs can be collected along the way. A first-rate platform game, and a vast improvement over the terrible ZX Spectrum version.