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Blinky Goes Up (Boxed) - Atari 2600
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Blinky Goes Up (Boxed) - Atari 2600
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Avoid The Ground

One day Blinky finds himself at the bottom of a dark dungeon and there's only one way out... up!

Blinky Goes Up is an original platform game for the Atari 2600 by Jan Hermanns. Your goal is to ascend through each level in this vertical scrolling platformer, collecting every gold nugget along the way. You'll receive an extra life for every four told nuggets you collect. And you may need them, as there are villains working to block your path: Tooby, Bolly, and Shooty. To compound matters, if you fall or jump from a platform and don't land on another, you'll lose a life!

There are two techniques you can use to increase the odds of your escape! The faster you run, the longer your jumps. And second, there are packages where you need to perform an airwalk: just run over the edge of any platform and press fire while Blinky is falling--he'll perform a jump then!

Good luck!

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Additional Information

Blinky Goes Up includes the game cartridge with glossy label, twelve page, glossy manual, professionally printed box, and cartridge insert to keep the cartridge in place.

Available in NTSC and PAL television formats, please select above.

Number of Players 1
Controller Joystick Controller
Cartridge Size 4K
Programming Jan Hermanns
Box, Manual, and Label Design Jan Hermanns



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Reviewer: Steve D
01/10/2014 07:02pm
Blinky Goes Up is a 2600 game in its truest "original" form, which is only 4k in size. But this game delivers amazing gameplay along with its fantastic graphics and sounds. Jan Hermanns really pushed the original program size to its limits. Well-animated sprites with smooth animation make this game as much a joy to watch as the challenging level design make it fun to play. I only wish there were more than 6 levels, or perhaps increasing difficulty on the available levels, to give the game more replayability. (Though I understand that would go beyond the restraints of 4k) Hopefully, the success of this homebrew will inspire Mr. Hermanns to make use of the availability of larger program carts to put out another Blinky game with more levels and challenges. I love this game!
Reviewer: Ace List
10/13/2013 11:06pm
This is a very, very smooth and polished platformer. The graphics are great and the challenge is there, for sure. This one definitely has the "one more time" factor! Highly recommended. Haven't been this entranced by a 2600 platform game since Hunchy II, which is dope also.
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