Re: [stella] Alfred's Challenge?

Subject: Re: [stella] Alfred's Challenge?
From: jeffgamer@xxxxxxxxxxxx (jeff rothkopf)
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 14:45:12 -0400 (EDT)
>The website for the World of Atari 98 meeting list in the
>events section that a French programmer will be selling
>his new game for the VCS, Alfred's Challenge.
>Does anyone know who this guy is and what his game is like?

Yes, I picked up an advance copy of the game from him.  It's sort of like a
Miner 2049er-type platform game.  The goal of the game is to race around
the screen, finding "keys" that open up walls/doors that were blocking your
path to other parts of the screen.  Once you've obtained all the keys, you
climb to the top of the screen, where there's a ladder waiting to take you
to the next level.  It has three different screens in regular-play mode
(plus a rumored fourth Easter-Egg level that I haven't located  yet), and
if you solve all three of them the circuit repeats but with much faster
speeds.  The goal is not to amass don't earn any in the
game...but rather to get your rear into gear, inasmuh as there's barely
enough time to solve each puzzle and if the timer hits zero, your game is
finito...!  It has a certain addictive quality to it..."DARN!  I was almost
there...I gotta try again so I can reach...that...LEVEL...!"

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