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Legend of the Amazon Women

Legend of the Amazon Women Commodore 64 Loading Screen.

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Description

You are Lady Wilde and you have survived a plane crash with no other survivors deep in the Amazon jungle, and to make matters worse your baby daughter Penelope is missing. There is a legend that a tribe of Amazon women live in this area of the jungle and so you have come to the conclusion that they have taken your baby and you want her back. Picking up a club you start to walk along a path that will hopefully reunite you with Penelope.

Legend of the Amazon Women is a side-scrolling beat-em-up that sees you take the role of Lady Wilde and you must walk from left to right over various sections to get your baby back. As you walk through the jungle you will encounter various Amazon women with clubs who will try to kill you, but with your club you can fight back with various moves. You and your opponent both have health bars and when either of you take a hit then this decreases, and if your opponents empties then you have defeated her and you keep walking until you encounter another opponent. If yours empties then you lose one of three lives and when all lives are gone then it is game over. As you both fight, arrows fly across the screen at various heights and must be avoided or you lose part of your health.

As well as the main playing area you also have a scanner that shows you approaching Amazon women as well as any arrows approaching as well. You also have a timer which counts down to zero and you must reach certain points within the time or you lose a life. As you explore deeper into the jungle the level of skill for your opponents rises and they have improved weapons like axes or sword but if you defeat these women then you can pick up the weapon they have dropped.

Screenshots

Legend of the Amazon Women ZX Spectrum Loading Screen
Legend of the Amazon Women Commodore 64 Defeated her.
Legend of the Amazon Women Commodore 64 Loading Screen.
Legend of the Amazon Women ZX Spectrum Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "The Legend of the Amazon Women" -- Alternate title
  • "La Legende des Amazon Women" -- French title

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1986 6.75 out of 10 68

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Trivia

Author's Defence

Here is a quote from the ZX Spectrum author Simon Ffinch:

"Ah one of the most infamous pieces of cover art - Quite apart from it being plain terrible (someone wrote at the time it should have been called "Leg end of the Amazon Women") it misrepresented the game in the most appalling way. I had no control over that and absolutely hated it. Whatever you may think of this game I was actually quite proud of what I managed to pull off technically here. There is actually a lot going on. The characters are build up from sets of legs, arms and a weapon that are shared, the leg in the back being drawn one pixel higher and at a different stage of the animation than the one in the front. A torso and Head that was unique to the player character and the amazons. This was to save memory. I was very tight on memory in general on this one. I even hid some data in the sky that cannot be seen because the pixel and background colours are the same."

Cancelled CPC version

This title was advertised as 'coming soon' to the Amstrad CPC but it appears it was never released for that platform.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • November 1990 (Issue 2) – #7 'The All-Time Top Ten Naff C64 games'

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