Hugohunt - Atari 2600



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Hugohunt is a puzzle game for the Atari 2600 featuring fourteen unique levels. Your goal in each level is to move the smiling "Hugo" at the lower-right corner of the labyrinth to the exit elsewhere in the maze, represented as a circle. But it won't be easy! You have a finite amount of energy, and each move uses a small bit of that. If you run out of energy, you die! There are various obstacles and useful items throughout the maze, and you must choose your path carefully to succeed! How far can you get?

Hugohunt game was written by Angelsoft and released in December 2019. It is a port of the original Hugohunt game for the Atari 800XL written in 1985 by Stefan Dorndorf in Atari-BASIC with nine levels. Due to hardware limitations of the Atari 2600, all levels were redesigned.


How to Play

In each of the levels it's your goal to move the smiling “Hugo" at the lower right corner of the labyrinth with your joystick to the exit, which is a circle (in level 1 at the upper left corner). But of course there are some things to consider:

First, you have an energy amount, which is shown as the large bar at the bottom of the screen below the score. Every move of Hugo costs a small amount of energy and makes the bar smaller, turning the bar first yellow, then red. If the bar vanishes, you have no energy left and thus lose one of your three lives shown at the very bottom of the screen.

Every time you lose a life, you have to replay the current level. When you lose your last life, the game ends (and your score is displayed on the title screen).

There are various obstacles and useful items you'll encounter along the way. This includes a ghost, who will try to catch you and has the advantage of being able to move through walls! If the ghost touches Hugo, you will lose a life!

If you manage to reach the exit circle, you advance to the next level. If you master all levels, you get all your lives back, and the game restarts at level 1, but this time the ghost shows up in every level. How far can you get?

Gameplay Video


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Additional Information

Hugohunt includes game cartridge, full-color 8-page manual, and professionally printed box. Available in NTSC and PAL television formats--please select above. If you do not select an option, you will receive an NTSC cartridge by default.

Number of Players 1
Controller Joystick
Cartridge Size 8K
Programming Angelsoft
Concept Stefan Dorndorf
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