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Humpty Meets
....The Fuzzies

• Publisher: Artic Computing
• Developer:
As above
Release Date: 1984
Code: Nigel P. Johnstone

GFX: Nigel P. Johnstone
Music: Nigel P. Johnstone

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> HUMPTY DUMPTY MEETS THE FUZZY WUZZIES by Artic Computing


Played through by Vinny Mainolfi

This really is a blast from the past...

Humpty Dumpty meets the Fuzzy Wuzzies was one of the earlier Commodore 64 games that I collected along with the other two in the trilogy - Engineer Humpty, and Humpty Dumpty in the Garden. Back in 1984 I remember someone teasing me at school for playing this "baby" game when I was thirteen. Little did they know that it was no such thing! In fact, it was a VERY challenging game... to the point that I could only get to the fifth level out of eighteen!

Anyway, this is a very simple but challenging puzzle game by Artic with the aim is to get Humpty to the exit. This is done by rotating the small playing area in ninety degree increments, while avoiding all sorts of traps and nasties. It looks simple, but it takes a while to get used to the unique control system. Be prepared to die many times before you start to get the hang of it. I can't really knock this game too much as it is quite original and easy to play. Shame about the graphics and of course the ridiculous name.


Level 1


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Level 11


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Level 13


Level 14


Level 15


Level 16


Level 17


Level 18


Game ending (see the review HERE).

HOW WAS IT PLAYED?: I built a crazy hack version of the game and skipped through the levels. 

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: A great set of levels for such an old game.
  • Brendan Phoenix: I doubt that title would pass the PC police nowadays!
  • Andrew Fisher: Well, until Vinny talked about this series recently I had never played them. And this has an interesting game mechanic that could work on modern hardware. Very tricky to play, so great to see there are plenty of levels to conquer for the determined player.

FINAL SAY: I only paid £1.99 for this back in 1984 and so it was a bargain!

RATING: 7 / 10

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