Canyon Climber is a game of skill and reflex. Cantankerous mountain goats,
arrow-shooting indians and rock-dropping eagles are between you and
your goal - the rim of the canyon. The object of the game is to gather as
many points as possible while avoiding the hazards along the way. The
canyon is broken into three sections: The Crevasse, Indian Hills and
Playing The Game
In a normal game you are given three climbers; however, if you wish to practise with five climbers, simply hold the ENTER key down when you turn on the computer.
Five trails, connected by ladders, lead you up The Crevasse. Each trail has a
bridge which crosses a huge crevice in the side of the canyon wall. You
must climb each trail and set a dynamite charge at both ends of each bridge,
while avoiding mountain goats trying their best to butt you off the trail. If
they succeed you lose a climber. To avoid a mountain goat, jump over it
by pressing the space bar (or fire button).
After setting all ten dynamite charges, you must discharge them by walking
(not jumping) to the plunger. When you set off the dynamite, the explosion
will rock you into Indian Hills.
At Indian Hills, you face certain death at each trail. Deadly arrows are flung
by hostile Indians. You have two defences in your corner. You can jump over
the arrows, or you can use the magic shields which are found on the 1st, 3rd
and 5th trails. If you choose to use a shield, you must position your climber
underneath the shield, then jump to get it.
Caution: The magic shield will not last indefinitely. Be prepared to jump if
it disappears; however, be warned, *you cannot jump or climb with the shield
in your hand!*
When you have successfully climbed Indian Hills, your climber will be
spirited away to Eagle Cliffs. Here you must jump from one plateau to
another, while avoiding the rocks that three angry eagles are dropping on you.
Do not walk over the edge or miss a jump, or you lose a climber!
Jumping back down the cliffs will also cause you to lose a climber.
If you succeed in getting to the top of Eagle Cliffs, a mountain goat escapes
and butts you back into The Crevasse. You gain a climber, and your points
continue to grow. But - it gets harder! The action gets faster and... we won't
spoil it for you, but here's a little hint: You may run into trouble on the top
trail the second time around.
Arrow keys control climbers. Press Space to jump.
Alternatively, standard joystick movements apply. Press Fire to jump.
P - Pause/Resume
Planting a dynamite charge
Jumping over a goat
Destroying the bridge
Jumping over arrow
Blocking arrow with magic shield
Escaping from Indian Hills
Jumping to next higher plateau at Eagle Cliff
Completing Eagle Cliffs
3,000 plus climber
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