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This great classic from 1984 was a multi-loader. It had three parts (each 16K). In each 'world' you had to pick up one item. If you reached the end of the third world carrying all three items, you won the game.

The author coded the game when he was 15, and just before reaching the last screen there's a greetings room with the name of his own friends who helped him to test the game.

There are lots of different cracks of this game, most of them only contain the first world. This page however is the original release.

The music on the title screen is "Troika" from "Lieutenant Kijé", composed by Prokofiev.

Out On A Limb
Title:Out On A Limb
Release Date:
Machine:PAL & NTSC
Code Type:Machine code
Retail Price:£6.95
Game ending type:Has an end, game ends
Released by:Anirog
Coded by:Manthorpe, Sam
Notes:Original release by Anirog 1984. The Plus/4 Version was only released on the compilations 6 of the Best by Anco and Sextett by Kingsoft, both in 1987.
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User Rating: 8/10 (12 votes)
Out On A Limb Title Screenshot

Out On A Limb Screenshot

Game Endings
This game has an ending!

Out On A Limb

Derived Software
Beans Story
Beans Story II
Legend (C16/MSX 30)
Legend II
Out On A Limb +4
Out On A Limb +4 Trained
Out On A Limb 1
Out On A Limb 2
Out On A Limb 3

Appeared On Compilations
6 Of The Best

Review: Compute Mit SA 1/86 (Magazine/German) Page 29
Review: Retro Gamer 137 (Magazine/English) Page 80
Review: Your Commodore July 1985 (Magazine/English) Page 38
Retro Gamer 168 (Magazine/English)

Cassette Cover Front
Cassette Cover Front
Cassette Cover Side
Cassette Cover Side
Cassette Cover Back
Cassette Cover Back

Game Map Preview
Download: out_on_a_limb_map.gif
Created by Csabo.
Description: Game Map
Dimensions: 1691x1006
File size: 71 KB. Created in 2003.

Inlay Text
Jack finds himself at the bottom of a beanstalk. After climbing to the top he reaches the Giant's Castle. Once inside, Jack is confronted by several rooms. He knows that in three of these rooms are hidden a golden egg, and a bag of gold. The thought of retrieving these precious treasures and getting out alive is such a challenge for Jack, that he decides to explore the rooms in search of them - but in each room there are perilous obstacles to overcome before he can proceed to the next. Manic Ducks, Killer Jelly Babies, Flying Hatchets and Demon Hoovers etc., are all desperately trying to stop brave Jack going any further.

Unfortunately, Jack has nothing with which to defend himself, but being very agile he can jump from ledge to table or table to ledge to try and escape these monstrous creatures and terrible objects, and go on to the next room.

Out on a Limb is a test of enormous skill and great nerve! With its superb graphics and sound effects this enthralling game will push you to the limit. Get Jack out with the treasure before a horrible fate befalls him!

Cheats - How do I use cheats?
Run/Stop + ResetStop game
>13CB A5Unlimited lives
>1B5F 4C 27 1BNo collision (foes)
>18AF 4C B4 18No collision (falling)
>1D9A EA EANo collision (objects)
>1996 E8Superjump! (Default=$FA, lower value means higher jump)
G 1D2ELoad next part (Enter in emulator monitor)
G 1004Restart game

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