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Howard the Duck

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
...
3.2
ZX Spectrum
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4.0
MSX
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3.9
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Description

Your two best friends Phil and Beverly have been captured by a dark overlord! He is keeping them captive in an active volcano, and you need to rescue them. As Howard the Duck, master of Quack Fu, you need to make your way through the maze-like landscapes, and jump or fight the many obstacles blocking the path using kicks and punches. Water must be navigated around, because this 'superhero' duck can't swim. Or fly without the parachute you regularly use.

Quicksand, enemy mutants and more will all get in your way before you can finally parachute into the volcano and defeat the dark overlord! Howard the Duck is based on 'Escape From Volcano island', a cartoon featuring Howard, but was released to tie in with the movie of the same name.

Screenshots

Howard the Duck ZX Spectrum Title screen
Howard the Duck MSX Landing on a parachute
Howard the Duck ZX Spectrum Difficulty selection
Howard the Duck Commodore 64 Fighting an enemy

Alternate Titles

  • "Howard the Duck: Adventure on Volcano Island" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 55 out of 100 55
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 2.8 out of 12 23
The Video Game Critic Commodore 64 Oct 28, 2011 F 0

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Trivia

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • March 1991 (Issue 6) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Bad)

Contributed to by Martin Smith (63134), ZombieApocalypseGames (2132) and Servo (55827)