Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Hunchback (ZX Spectrum)

Hunchback ZX Spectrum 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 ZX Spectrum A simple level to start with
Hunchback ZX Spectrum Swing, Quasi!
Hunchback ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Hunchback ZX Spectrum Main title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "El Jorobado" -- Spanish Spectrum title

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The Press Says

Your Spectrum May, 1984 8.33 out of 10 83
Sinclair User Jul, 1984 7 out of 10 70
Crash! Mar, 1984 66 out of 100 66

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PC version should be split out 2 Rwolf (6851)
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.
Pseudo_Intellectual (44379) added Hunchback (ZX Spectrum) on Jul 05, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63168), Pseudo_Intellectual (44379), Игги Друге (40039) and thf (152366)