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Description

CJ the baby elephant has fled captivity, and is desperate to reach his home in Africa. That means trekking halfway around the world, armed only with an infinite supply of peanuts and a handful of bombs (fortunately more can be collected as you go along).

You start with nine lives, but the game's design is such that a lot of deaths will be unexpected, so prior knowledge of the layouts is essential to get through most sections of the five levels without losing lives. The two-player mode involves the screen following the lead player, so the latter can lose lives by getting too far behind. With lots of precise jumps across vertically-progressing ledges involved, a lot of skill and timing is required.

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CJ's Elephant Antics ZX Spectrum Watch out for those penguins!
CJ's Elephant Antics Commodore 64 A large end of level boss
CJ's Elephant Antics Commodore 64 One of the bonus levels
CJ's Elephant Antics Commodore 64 Ahh, an evil snowman!

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User Reviews

A fun-filled addictive platform game. Commodore 64 Gary Smith (65)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Raze Amiga May, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Raze Atari ST May, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Top Secret DOS Mar, 1994 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 63 out of 100 63
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1992 55 out of 100 55

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Code

Much of the code for the initial C64 version was originally intended for a conversion of The New Zealand Story which Clarke and Smyth were working on for Choice Software before Ocean took the development back in-house.
Contributed to by Agamenon3 (5301), firefang9212 (70778) and Martin Smith (70432)
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