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Gordian Tomb
Title:Gordian Tomb
Category:Demo/Joke
Release Date:
Language:Hungarian/English
Size:64K
Machine:PAL Only
Code Type:Machine code
Distribution:Freeware
Released by:Terrorists (TIT)
Coded by:N., János (Johnny)
Coded by:S., István (Tarzan)
Notes:Not a playable game, see description below.
  Download:
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User Rating: 5/10 (3 votes)
Gordian Tomb Screenshot


Appeared On Compilations
Club Info 09


Effects
PartEffect nameParametersNotes
Sprite 


Description
Although this appears to be a game, it not. It's a joke. The game consists of a single room, out of which there is no way out.

There's no code to draw any levels, keep track of lives or score. At best this is a very limited tech demo.

Only two keys are checked (left/right), and the "sprite" can only move in a limited 256 area. Enter the following in the emulator monitor to remove the range checking:
>11B4 EA EA
>11D2 EA EA
You can see that the sprite "wraps around".

What makes this release so disappointing is Tarzan's Hungarian intro text. This talks about Gordian Tomb being the best and hardest game of the year, and prizes being awarded to anyone who can prove that they finished the game. This, of course, is impossible.

The sprites for climbing up/down exist, but they are never used. Enter the following to see them:
T 8000 9000 2000

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