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CJ in the USA

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ZX Spectrum
Commodore 64
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The follow-up to CJ's Elephant Antics, in which we find that The Hunter has kidnapped CJ's brothers and sisters and trapped them at various points around the USA. Needless to say, young CJ sets off to rescue them.

The game is a standard platform title, in which you can shoot peanuts at your enemies, or use bombs you collect.

You start with 9 lives, which sounds generous, but the levels are full of spikes and bad guys which can come to get you at any point. The enemies include policemen, Indians, dogs and burly American footballers (quite a stereotypical view of Americans there). Each level has a guardian at the end.


CJ in the USA ZX Spectrum Squirt water at the evil animals
CJ in the USA Commodore 64 Title screen
CJ in the USA Atari ST Starting location
CJ in the USA Amiga Be careful of those alligators!

Alternate Titles

  • "CJ's American Antics" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Highly addictive platform game. Commodore 64 Gary Smith (65)

The Press Says

Crash! ZX Spectrum Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Nov, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Feb, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Format Amiga Nov, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1992 19 out of 100 19


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