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Ulises (ZX Spectrum)

Ulises ZX Spectrum This screen displays as the game is loading. 
The lady is a little better dressed on the DOS and Amstrad than she is on this & the MSX load screens

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The witch Circe imprisoned twelve virgins for a ritual sacrifice. Ulysses, the Greek hero, recently washed away on the beach after a storm destroyed his ship and its crew, is summoned by the populace to rescue the kidnapped women. In exchange, they promise to help him return to Itaca, his home. To aid in his quest, he receives from a wise elder a magical hammer.

Ulises is a side-scrolling platform game from Spain. Although Spanish, the game has almost no text. The Ulysses character moves from left to right throwing hammers to kill an incessant wave of enemies. The game doesn't have levels, but sections within one expansive level. Precise jumps are required to clear abysses and gorges, and to avoid collision with dangerous objects. Ulysses can also crouch. The game starts with three lives, and each rescued damsel adds an extra one. There isn't any form of saving progress.

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Ulises ZX Spectrum What is especially frustrating is Ulises re-incarnating under a baddie because then he dies again immediately and there's nothing the player can do about it
Ulises ZX Spectrum ... and there's a level with fire wraiths, falling balls and stairs
Ulises ZX Spectrum When the game has loaded it plays a kind of rolling demo showing all kinds of baddies, like this cabbage on legs, running along the top of the wall
Ulises ZX Spectrum Ulises starts at the edge of the level. A life can be lost by walking the wrong way. Do NOT do this!

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Macs Black (77786) added Ulises (ZX Spectrum) on May 07, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Rola (7263) and Macs Black (77786)