4 out of 5
An enjoyable classic platformer
Montezuma's Revenge is a 1984 action game where you will embark in a great adventure that involves treasure hunting! You play as Panama Joe, that has to find an ancient treasure, that was hidden by Aztec warriors deep inside some catacombs. The catacombs represent a dangerous zone, a maze where monsters exist. Your enemies are represented by moving skulls, dancing spiders, snakes, by fire, and many more obstacles that will keep your attention at a highest level! Beside trying to escape from dangers you have to collect many keys and unlock doors. Your moves imply jumping and climbing ladders, but I have to mention this is almost everything. I mean, combat moves aren't your specialty. So, your only hope stays in avoiding and hiding from your enemies, because if you find yourself near them, you will surely be dead in no time. The music is not present, only sounds that render the effects of the action and your movements. The graphics contain suitable colours for the game's story and theme, and this is a good thing, that compensates the lack of modern aspects when it comes to this area. Even if the controlls are a bit annoying and slow, and the graphics aren't that amazing, I recommend you to play this classic platformer
4 out of 5
A fun old gem
Made in the early 1984, Montezuma's Revenge is one of the first platform game ever, Montezuma's Return
being the game's sequel. In this game, you control a character called Panama Joe and you are in the underground of the 16th century temple of the Astec Emperor Montezuma II. You go from room to room, collecting jewels and killing enemies and the objective is to score the highest score. The gameplay is tipical for a platform game. You go up and down ladders or jump from platform to platform while looking for keys to open doors, collect and use equipment such as torches, swords, amulets, etc., and avoid or defeat the challenges in his path. You have 99 rooms to explore, so you'll get at least a few hours of fun. The graphics are very poor, but since we're talking about the early eighties, they're great for that time. There is no music, only blips and other similar sounds when you collect an item or kill an enemy. But nevertheless, the game is ultra fun and great for those hardcore old games fans.