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Pumpkin Poe (2017) (Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3, Cassette)
Publisher: Bum Fun
Bullfrog | Bum Fun | Bumblebee Software

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: Spectrum 48K, Spectrum 128K, Spectrum +2, Spectrum +3

Release: Professionally released On Cassette

Available For:
Spectrum 48K/128K

Compatible Emulators: ZXSpin (PC (Windows))
Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))

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Game Information

Original Release Date: 9th Nov 2017
Features: AY Sound when combined with the Zaxon AY-Magic Sound Interface
Original Release Price: £8.00
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Kyv, Ariel Endaraues & Yurij Klopov  

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The Game

Many, many years ago, a young boy named Poe was transformed into a scarecrow for stealing candies from the home of a powerful sorcerer.

However, the gods of magic were angry with the wizard for using this magic in such a way so they made a deal with Poe.

Every Halloween night he will be brought to life and must try to steal all of the wizard's candies again. If he manages to do so, and amuse the gods, then they will force the wizard to break the curse and make him human once more!

Be prepared to dodge and bounce over the denizens of the underworld who are all ready to do the bidding of the old sorcerer in their quest to put a stop to your antics! Make your way through many different areas as you try to break the curse that has lain over you for so long.

Experience all the thrills and chills of Halloween night in this charming (and chilling) platformer from Ariel Endaraues.


You begin the game in the midst of the enchanted wood where you stand, motionless, for all but one night of the year - and that night is tonight!

During these few charmed hours you have the ability to move as you once did, coming to life to navigate the treacherous, mystical night in a desperate quest to reverse the sorcerer's spell and make yourself human.

Make your way through a succession of ever more difficult screens as you try to collect all of the sorcerer's candles in order to please the gods watching down on you. If you are having trouble with a certain screen then remember, there are often other routes you can take in the meantime until you are confident enough to return.

If you succeeding in stealing all of his candies then the sorcerer must break his spell as demanded by the gods, thus returning you to your rightful human form!

To collect a candy, simply walk over it. Any other items that may aid you in your quest can be collected by simply walking over them.

Watch out, though, as the wizard has also cursed many other townsfolk over the years, all of whom have been turned into terrible monsters, spooks and ghouls, and all of whom have the same ability as yourself - they come alive on Halloween!

They will try to stop you from completing your task so avoid them at all costs. If you so much a touch them then you will lose a life and even the gods themselves cannot just hand these out willy-nilly. Lose all th chances they've given you and you'll lose your ability to return to human form and will have have to go back into the earth until next Halloween, thus losing another year of your mortal life!

Good luck! With skill and fortitude you can collect all the candles and make Poe human once again!

Game Controls

O - Left, P - Right, Q - Climb Up, A - Climb Down, M - Jump

Navigate the mystical Halloween right using these keys. It is possible to jump from ladders too, and this can at times make certain jumps easier if you need to clear an obstacle.



Game Credits

Game Design & Programming: Ariel Endaraues
Soundtrack: DJ Doc Alex & Kiv
Soundtrack implemented using Musicizer by David Saphier
Inlay design, text and layout: Jamie Ball & George Cropper
Physical release by www.bumfungaming.com

Pumpkin Poe is Item ID 102244 in our database. Last modified on Tuesday 18th February 2020 at 11:27:23 AM.

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