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TeleMatch (Sep, 1983)
Ein Spiel, das vor allem durch seinen auch am Anfang herausfordernden Schwierigkeitsgrad besticht und mit witzigem Sound aufwartet.
All in all, Springer is acceptable once you overlook the storyline and confused graphics. The background scenery, in fact, is very impressive. But unless you have excellent timing combined with a lot of patience, Springer may not be the game for you. On the other hand, if you're willing to spend the time and money, it may be a welcome addition to your VCS library.
Atari HQ (2000)
Jumping/platform games have it tough going on the VCS. Not only do they have the original Q*Bert to contend with, but a few of clones like Boing!, Rabbit Transit and Frostbite litter the classic gaming landscape as impressive alternatives. Springer tries valiantly to hold its own against the competition, but it loses its initial appeal due to its confused graphics and frustrating gameplay.
Tigervision Springer has all the components of a descent Atari 2600 platformer, but the control really takes away from the game. The music is good and the sun at the top is nicely done, but the game play just doesn't match up to these facets. You won't likely want to play this game for moe than the initial 999 seconds. Do the math - that's a long time for this game!
Woodgrain Wonderland (Feb 22, 2018)
Why, why, WHY were there so many platformers designed for the Atari 2600 that cause your character to die if it falls by even a pixel-sized drop? It’s almost always a clear marker of a poorly-designed game and Springer is quite possibly the worst of this inauspicious bunch.
The Video Game Critic (May 16, 2012)
The game begins with a lighthearted ditty and you're forced to wait until it's over before you can start playing. Don't you hate that? The idea is to hop up platforms to reach the top of the screen. Along the way you'll collect bonus items like carrots, toothbrushes, coffee mugs, and sunglasses for bonus points. I don't know what a rabbit would do with a coffee mug, but he's sure going to look cool in those shades! With a name like Springer, you'd expect this bunny to be light on his feet, but in fact his movements are painfully slow. The jumping controls are both confusing and hard on the hands. There's a very subtle difference between holding the joystick to the side or diagonally while jumping. In a nutshell, one will land you safely while the other will send you plummeting to your death. And falling even one millimeter will turn Springer into a steaming plate of Hasenpfeffer. Springer is a chore to play, and I'm surprised I even completed the first level.