The Equalizer (Commodore 64)

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The Equalizer is a side scrolling single player platform game.

The player controls a small baby-like character who can move left and right, jump and who shoots blobs of goo from his navel. The object of the game is to collect all the fruit on a level. trying to prevent the player achieving this are all kinds of nasties like snails, lizards, bouncing jelly fish like things, and birds that drop things from above to name but a few. Contact with any one of these costs a life As if this were not enough the levels contain many jumps that have to be timed just right and just to keep it interesting the landing platforms are often populated with the aforementioned beasties.

As the player progresses through the levels the game becomes harder and the character evolves - eventually becoming the Equalizer.

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The Equalizer Commodore 64 This screen is displayed when the game loads. Function keys turn the music & sound effects on or off. After a while the text changes to display the credits
The Equalizer Commodore 64 Level 2: On this level bouncing balls make an appearance. There's also a low level ridge that is easy to jump onto by mistake but quite hard to get off
The Equalizer Commodore 64 Level 4 is characterised by rolling wheels that move faster than the character
The Equalizer Commodore 64 Game over. There doesn't seem to be a high score screen or, more likely, I just didn't score enough to get onto it

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1987 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1987 7.8 out of 12 65
Computer Gamer Apr, 1987 40 out of 100 40

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piltdown_man (124221) added The Equalizer (Commodore 64) on Jan 15, 2011