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Strange signals are coming from the moon and Charlemagne Fotheringham-Grunes (or Charlie for short), member of the International Commission for Universal Problem Solving (I.C.U.P.S.) is sent to investigate. It turns out that the source of the signals is a strange monolith. The aim of the game is to destroy this monolith.

Nodes of Yesod is an Arcade Adventure seen from a side-scrolling perspective. Charlie can jump and, after finding it first, use a device called mole. After pressing up on on the joystick, Charlie stands still and the player gains control over the mole that can be used to attack enemies. However, not all enemies can be harmed by the mole. Another useful device is the burrowing chum that can be used to dig through certain walls. Before Charlie can reach the monolith, he has to explore the many caverns of the moon and find eight keys or alchiems. Every now and then a red spaceman will show up, and touching him will cause Charlie to loose one of his keys.


Nodes of Yesod Commodore 64 Descending into the caverns
Nodes of Yesod Amstrad CPC Main menu
Nodes of Yesod Amstrad CPC Title screen
Nodes of Yesod ZX Spectrum Jump!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Moon Munching Moles From Mars" -- working title

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Oct, 1985 95 out of 100 95
Crash! ZX Spectrum Aug, 1985 93 out of 100 93
Your Spectrum ZX Spectrum Aug, 1985 14 out of 15 93
Amtix! Amstrad CPC Aug, 1986 90 out of 100 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) ZX Spectrum Oct 17, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Aug, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gamer Amstrad CPC Aug, 1986 15 out of 20 75
Happy Computer ZX Spectrum Nov, 1985 Unscored Unscored
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Nov, 1985 Unscored Unscored
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC Nov, 1985 Unscored Unscored


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Originally the game was supposed to be based on the Noddy character by Enid Blyton. The developers already created the player character sprite, so they just added a space helmet when the license fell through.

ZX Spectrum version

The Spectrum version was almost completed when a crash on the Microdrive storage system they were using caused it to be wiped. As a result, the released version was reprogrammed from scratch in a short space of time.
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