Dragon User

Yumping Yack Flash

Author: Iolo ap Gwynn
Publisher: Knight
Machine: Dragon 32

Published in Dragon User #022

Yet another Donkey King arcade game derivative, but with a difference. Yumping Yosser is written in machine code and the quality of the graphics and sound are good. All the instructions you need to play the game are included in the program and you can choose to have them shown or not.

The basic idea is that "Yosser" has to jump from one platform to another in a series of "rooms" to get a key which is needed to open a door on the other side of the room, and a number of jumps away. Just to make things interesting, a variety of monsters wander about and unless you are careful, Yosser will be either munched by a monster, break his head on the roof, or shatter his ankles by falling too far.

The movements can be controlled either by joystick or from the keyboard. All movements are accompanied by good sound affects giving quite an enjoyable game. With experience one can learn to anticipate the movement of the monsters and after several games you proceed to new rooms with different patterns to tackle and fresh monsters to avoid. All this is set against the clock. The less lime you take, the higher your score. A very enjoyable game which appealed to all ages in our house.

The only drawback to this program is that exactly the same pattern of obstacles occur each time the program is run and the monsters seem to move in a preset pattern. With some experience therefore, you do learn how to get the better of each part of the game. Even so it will take a long time to run out of all the rooms and monsters available, as each pattern is significantly different from the others. Overall therefore this is a good game.

Iolo ap Gwynn

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