Behold the first Scrolling Platformer (on consoles!)

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#1 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -
You can watch the originator here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbCc4BTI370 Such an excellent piece of work for 1983 on such a limited console the 200. Here is a better version released same year on colecovision: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f24PIZnnaA It is also the first horizontal scrolling platformer on PC! C64: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHUM9J7idv0 And Atari 800(best version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5xzt976lF8 Here is the pretty cool box art:  I think all should give this a try. It is becoming quite popular again. The price for each versions has lowered too.
#2 Posted by Jag85 (4354 posts) -

Interesting. The Atari 2600 port of 1982 arcade game Jungle Hunt also released in 1983. Do you know which one came out first?

Nevertheless, Mountain King seems to be scrolling in both vertical and horizontal directions, whereas Jungle Hunt only has horizontal scrolling.

#3 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

BTW, your username doesn't sound familiar at all.

#4 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -

Interesting. The Atari 2600 port of 1982 arcade game Jungle Hunt also released in 1983. Do you know which one came out first?

Nevertheless, Mountain King seems to be scrolling in both vertical and horizontal directions, whereas Jungle Hunt only has horizontal scrolling.

Jag85
Apparently Moutainking did. I forgot about Jungle Hunt but I guess that's because it scrolls in a different style. Interesting how that came out later yet this was much more impressive.
#5 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -

Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

BTW, your username doesn't sound familiar at all.

Emerald_Warrior
I find it very interesting. Amazing what creators were able to do with the hardware on all those old dinosaurs in 1983. Way and beyond anything else at the time.