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Perplexity - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
« on: January 18, 2014, 16:38:34 PM »
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[size=140]Perplexity is an isometric pseudo 3D maze game that was originally released for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron in 1990 by Superior Software. It graphically resembles the 1987 arcade game Pac-Mania (both the maze view and main characters) but while it does share some gameplay elements, the game is a much more calm and organised playing experience with the emphasis on puzzle-solving and as such has been described as a 3D version of Repton.[/size]



[size=140]There are sixteen mazes containing diamonds which must be collected and monsters to be avoided. The mazes are broken up with doors that must be opened by pushing keys into them. The keys must be facing in the correct direction. There are other items that can be pushed including boulders that create diamonds when pushed together and black boulders that are just obstructions. There are also bonus items. As the items can only be pushed, and not pulled, the main puzzle element of the game is a Sokoban style transport puzzle as pushing certain items against a wall or in front of other objects means the level is impossible to complete.[/size]



[size=140]Fandal and Irgendwer have now converted this game to the Atari XL/XE and made the game available for free via their website for play on emulators and flash cartridges. The Atari version remains very faithful to the BBC original with only minor changes made to the graphics, which improve the look of the game, and a new POKEY music track.[/size]

[size=240]DOWNLOAD HERE![/size]

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Re: Perplexity - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 19:16:17 PM »
That looks fun! 

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Re: Perplexity - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 19:43:15 PM »
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That looks fun!

I played it earlier and thought it was really good!

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Re: Perplexity - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 20:52:09 PM »
[align=center:1cdfujzs]Well that was quick, somebody made a video of it!


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Re: Perplexity - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 21:23:15 PM »
Definitely a cool game! 

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