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Description

The evil Goblin has used his magical abilities to ensnare all the toys in the neighborhood to go into his underground lair. Thing bounces to the rescue, and resolves to retrieve them from his 4 storey underground lair. To do this he must collect 9 pieces of a jigsaw puzzle on each floor.

Needless to say, Goblin has not made things easy - a myriad of traps await our intrepid hero. There are traps all over, some crucial areas are guarded by switches, and the last of these switches locks the level-ending lift.

Thing on a Spring is a platform game, made unusual by Thing's motion method. He can bounce to reach great heights, and be bounced off platforms strategically to reach higher platforms. You have limited oil, which is lost through contact with the many nasties you will encounter.

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Thing on a Spring Amstrad CPC Your first enemies.
Thing on a Spring Commodore 64 This is a trap as well, as I didn't get there correctly
Thing on a Spring Commodore 64 The nezt room
Thing on a Spring Commodore 64 Moving to the right, into some danger

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Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1985 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Sep, 1985 35 out of 40 88
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Oct, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
64'er Commodore 64 Sep, 1985 11 out of 15 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1986 6.75 out of 10 68
Your 64 Commodore 64 Sep, 1985 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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  • Commodore Format
    • July 1991 (Issue 10) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)

Contributed to by Martin Smith (62888)