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Thing on a Spring (Amstrad CPC)

Thing on a Spring Amstrad CPC Title screen, instructions and high scores


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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.


Thing on a Spring Amstrad CPC Starting location
Thing on a Spring Amstrad CPC I ran out of oil.
Thing on a Spring Amstrad CPC Title screen, instructions and high scores
Thing on a Spring Amstrad CPC Hm, are they trying to tell me something?

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Amtix! May, 1986 92 out of 100 92
Amstrad Action May, 1986 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1986 6.75 out of 10 68


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

Martin Smith (66855) added Thing on a Spring (Amstrad CPC) on Aug 28, 2006
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