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Hunchback (Dragon 32/64)

Hunchback Dragon 32/64 Loading screen

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Description

Victor Hugo never could have expected that his creation Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, would run such an obstacle course as is dished up in this game, dodging fireballs and arrows while leaping over pits and pikemen, sometimes with the help of a swinging bell-pull rope, in hopes of rescuing his beloved Esmeralda from the top tower -- all while being slow-but-steady chased across the castle parapets by an invincible knight in full armour. Once you get the hang of any individual obstacle, the game starts throwing them at you in tandem, until toward the end you're tracking the swing of the rope, the thrust of the lance, the approach of the arrow and the advance of the knight all simultaneously. Succeed, against all odds, and you get to do it again, but faster! Even an able-bodied protagonist would have a hard time juggling all these threats, but the player must succeed controlling a handicapped person.

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Hunchback Dragon 32/64 Beginning of the game
Hunchback Dragon 32/64 Loading screen
Hunchback Dragon 32/64 Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "El Jorobado" -- Spanish Spectrum title

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PC version should be split out 2 Rwolf (6894)
Jan 18, 2014

Trivia

Cancelled Atari 8-Bit version

Steven MacIlwee converted the game to the Atari 8-bit lineage, but this version never made it past the prototype stage.

Awards

  • ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
    • February 1991 (issue #41) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time, section Platform-based Games (editorial staff choice)

Martin Smith (63136) added Hunchback (Dragon 32/64) on Sep 25, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (44609), Игги Друге (43847) and formercontrib (156949)