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Panama Joe (ZX Spectrum)

Panama Joe ZX Spectrum The Title Screen.


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As the rap-style manual explains, this traditional platform game sees Panama Joe attempting to collect treasure from Montezuma's Palace, by progressing through a maze of platform screens. The levels contain various hazards and enemies travelling on fixed patterns, who must be dodged by jumping them. Progression through the screens isn't always linear as one room often requires a key which is located a couple of rooms away.

The screens have ladders to climb/descend, ropes to grab and descend, gaps to jump, on/off platforms to navigate via timing, keys to collect, doors to unlock and rolling log platforms to run across quickly. Items such as torches, gems and swords can also be collected. The game has 3 difficulty levels.


Panama Joe ZX Spectrum Falling in the fire pit means instant death.
Panama Joe ZX Spectrum Stockpiling 2 keys is needed to get past these 2 locked doors.
Panama Joe ZX Spectrum The blue platforms are conveyor belts so combine that with the disappearing white ones and you have a very tricky challenge when trying to get the key.
Panama Joe ZX Spectrum Lots of chain barriers which require perfect timing to get past.

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Martin Smith (63061) added Panama Joe (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 18, 2004