Electroman, the game was developed by xland games. It was released in the year 1992 in DOS. It is a platform, sci-fi and futuristic theme based game. This game is Side Viewed/fixed.
The game consists of puzzle elements. You are the main character, Jacek, the electroman who you have to guide through the levels. Using Teleporters and shooting laser at the enemies, collecting weapons and power-ups. Obtaining power-ups is essential because your guns can go up to the point of no shooting at all. The weapon power-ups enable the gun to regain its firepower.
Electroman consists of 8 levels in total. In all these level, there are 3 microchips which are to be collected to proceed to the next level. The difficulty level is pretty good and every time you die, you are taken back to the previous checkpoint. However, the already collected microchips stay with you. The checkpoint has its own disadvantage as it removes all the weapons you had collected leaving you completely unarmed.
The player can jump but you cannot control his jump in mid-air like other platform games. The player will fall at a given angle only. This makes it much harder and poses a challenge to the player to defeat the enemies who are above, below and in front of the player. You have to perfect the timing of your jumps.
The surprising thing about this game is that there is no background sound in most part of the game. The part where there is background is the title screen, the last level, and the end credit screen. Electroman is a good platform game and anyone who likes platform games should definitely give it a try.
xland Sp. z o.o.
Xland was a polish company based in Krakow founded in 1989 that produced games for personal computers. Head of the company was Marek Kubowicz, and the main developers Janusz Pelc and Maciej Miąsik. The most famous developed games is Robbo, Electro Body and Heartlight PC. All three games was released as freeware in 2006 as Epic Puzzle Pack compilation.
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