Original creator Robert Jaeger is on board for this modern reimagining of the classic platformer
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – March 10, 2023 – Long before a certain bounty hunter donned her iconic spacesuit, a 16-year-old programmer named Robert Jaeger created one of the first platform games on the Atari 800 computer, Montezuma’s Revenge. Often credited as being an inspirational predecessor to Metroid and many other popular gaming series, Montezuma’s Revenge is considered one of the greatest multi-platform hits of the early generation of video games. Now, 40 years later, Handcrafted Mystical Games is bringing Montezuma’s Revenge back to life in a modern remake built for the current consoles and the PC.
In Montezuma’s Revenge, players may follow Pedro the explorer or his younger sister Rosita on an expedition for glory into the deadly depths of Montezuma’s tomb. Overcome devious traps, face down monstrous foes, and find a path through the ruins to untold riches – and then see if you can do it again.
Fans of the 1983 original will have something to look forward to as well with the inclusion of a previously unreleased complete Director’s Cut of the original Montezuma’s Revenge with this new edition.
“I am very excited about having a modern update of Montezuma’s Revenge for its 40th birthday,” says Jaeger. “HMG has assembled some top-notch talent, and I am working with them every step of the way. I am also coding and doing the art for the Director’s Cut, which is my completed vision of the original classic version of the game.”
Montezuma’s Revenge was ahead of its time in 1983 in how it approached replay value and challenge, distinguishing itself with multiple difficulty settings that altered the tomb’s layout, closing paths, changing enemy placement, and floors shrouded in darkness.
Montezuma’s Revenge 40th Anniversary Edition is in development and will be launched within the next 9 months. The title will be the team’s first homegrown project under the Handcrafted Mystical Games label.
About Montezuma’s Revenge
Montezuma’s Revenge is a 1984 platform game for Atari 8-bit family, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Apple II, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, IBM PC (as a self-booting disk), and ZX Spectrum (as Panama Joe). It was designed and programmed by Robert Jaeger and published by Parker Brothers.
About Handcrafted Mystical Games
Established in 2004 from a love of retro games, Handcrafted Mystical Games launched with a focus on fun and has experience in many facets of home entertainment and arcade products. With our skill and knowledge, we bring innovative and unique gaming products to life.
By: Daniel Pickett
Title: Retrogaming News: Montezuma’s Revenge: The 40th Anniversary Edition comes to modern gaming systems with an all new adventure
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Published Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2023 14:00:46 +0000