Alter Ego (Nintendo (US Version)) -
Alter Ego (2015) (Nintendo (US Version), ROM Cart)
Publisher: RetroSouls
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Genre: Platform Game/Puzzler

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: Nintendo (US Version)

Release: Released as Public Domain software On ROM Cart

Available For:
Nintendo, Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3 & ZX Vega

Compatible Emulators: FCEUX 2.2.2 (PC (Windows))

How To Play

A smoothly-executing platform game in which you must collect up the jellies, switching to your ghostly, mirrored on-screen 'alter ego' to avoid the patrolling nasties.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 1st Dec 2015
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Denis Grachev, Shiru & Richard Armijo  

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What They Said

"The Nintendo version of this slightly has the edge over the Spectrum one, with a larger number of tunes, more beautiful sprites and some nice "Level Clear!" and "Game Over" Americanisms that RetroSouls decided us Brits didn't need." (Read Full Review)
... Everygamegoing
"Very difficult... 25 levels... Perfect timing involved in outwitting some of the adversaries." (Read Full Review)
... Micro Mart

Audience Score

100%based on 2 vote(s)

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Introduction | Important Note


You control a hero who has a phantom twin, his alter ego. When the hero moves, the alter ego moves too in a mirrored fashion. In some levels the movements are mirrored horizontally, in other ones they are mirrored vertically. You can switch between the hero and his alter ego limited number of times in a level.

To complete a level, you need to collect all the jumping pixels. Usually you can take them only with the hero, but on some levels there are pixels of another color, these can only be collected by the alter ego.

There are evil skulls around, don't touch them and do not fall into the water or outside of the level, or you'll lose an attempt. At the start you have 5 attempts, and one extra attempt is added after beating every 5 levels. You also can restart a level using pause menu, it also takes an attempt.

There are 25 levels total in the game.

Important Note

The game is designed to use with Nintendo Entertainment System or Famicom game consoles, or with a software emulator of these consoles. To run the game on actual console you need a flash cartridge, such as PowerPak.

The game is not licensed or endorsed by Nintendo company in any way. It is free of charge, released as freeware, and provided "as is", without warranty or responsibility of any kind.

Alter Ego is Item ID 62723 in our database. Last modified on Friday 15th January 2021 at 09:41:42 PM.

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