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Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only


Game Type : Arcade Platform Game

Author : Adrian Stephens

Standalone Release(s) : 1984: KILLER GORILLA, Micro Power, 6.95

Compilation Release(s) : 1986: 10 COMPUTER HITS, Beau Jolly, 9.95

1987: PRES GAMES DISC 1, PRES, 9.95

1988: MICRO POWER MAGIC 2, Micro Power, 7.95

1988: PLAY IT AGAIN SAM 3, Superior/Acornsoft, 9.95

1989: 10 COMPUTER HITS 4, Beau Jolly, 9.95

Stated compatibility : Electron

Actual compatibility : Electron

Supplier : MICRO POWER, 8/8A Regent Street, Chapel Allerton, LEEDS

LS7 4PE. Tel: 01532 683186.

Disc compatibility : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00




The object of the game is to climb to the top of each level as quickly as possible while avoiding the hazards. There are four levels and if you complete all four, you will go back to the first one, but there will be some extra "nasties"!


You will be given an extra life the first time you complete level 3. Extra points will be awarded if you collect the heiress's belongings on the way up (handbag, umrella, etc.). It is possible to jump up and grab the hammers and then for a limited length of time you can smash the fireballs, barrels or bowls of custard. You cannot climb ladders or jump gaps with the hammer. You must complete each level before your bonus runs out, or you will die of exhaustion. Good luck, you will need



Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, * - Up, ? - Right, <RETURN> - Jump

S/Q - Sound On/Off, <ESCAPE> - Quit Game


The game may also be played with a joystick. Use FIRE to jump.



Instructions' Source : PLAY IT AGAIN SAM 3 (Superior/Acornsoft) Inner Inlay


Review (ELBUG)

Graphically this game compares well with the arcade game, but the action is slower. You take the part of the young lad, trying to rescue the maiden from the grasp of the gorilla.


To reach the maiden, you must climb ladders and girders, avoiding fireballs and barrels, until you reach the top. There are four different screens, with lifts and giant springs on the third screen to cause you extra problems.


If it wasn't for the lack of speed, this game would be thoroughly addictive. Rating: ***

Alan Webster, ELBUG 1. 3