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His girlfriend had always had great expectations and one day, by an incredible chance an apple which has fallen right down our caveman's head creates a thought of an aircraft that he can use to earn money. So he makes the machine and uses it for the transport--for picking the other cave friends up and dropping them to their desired destinations.

Ugh! is an action game where you must complete 69 levels, riding inside a pedal-powered helicopter to pick up passengers and carry them to their destinations. Each level is made of a series of platforms, with several cave entrances. Cavemen walk out of the caves and loudly announce where they want to go. You have to land your helicopter taxi next to the passenger and wait until he crawls inside (if you land on him, he'll fall into the water at the bottom of the level, although he can still be rescued) and then fly to the cave that he wants to get to. Controlling the vehicle is a bit complicated - you cannot directly fly up or down; instead, you have to keep pedalling to fly up, and cease pedalling when you want to go downwards. Bumping into a wall too hard will cause a game over and force you to restart the level. There is also a time limit for each level. To finish a level, you have to serve a number of customers.

There are some dinosaur adversaries on certain levels - a pterodactyl which appears unexpectedly and flies across the screen, and a triceratops which becomes agitated when you land near and charges at your taxi.

As you pedal, you exert energy. To refill your energy so that you can keep pedalling, you can pick up a rock and toss it at a tree, making a fruit drop down. Eat the fruit to get more energy.


Ugh! Commodore 64 Main Menu
Ugh! Amiga Title Screen
Ugh! Amiga Main Menu
Ugh! Amiga Level 01 - The beginning

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User Reviews

Ugh means fun! DOS Zovni (10629)
Proof you don't need high production values to make a great game! DOS Kevin Olson (8)

Critic Reviews

Commodore Format Commodore 64 Sep, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Zzap! (Italy) Commodore 64 Oct, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Action Amiga Sep, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Play Time Commodore 64 Jul, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Play Time Amiga May, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Amiga May, 1992 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1992 8 out of 12 67
The Retro Spirit DOS Feb 18, 2007 4 out of 6 67


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Level passwords references

The level passwords for the game are taken directly from the song titles of 2 popular goth bands: Christian Death and Current 93.

The 1st ten passwords are the track listing for Christian Death's Only Theatre of Pain album (CD's 1st album) and it appears the rest continue with Christian Death's complete discography up to the point when the game was released. The passwords then switch to titles by the band Current 93, although not in chronological order.


  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Oddities

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