Homebrew Action Platformer 'Janosik' Jumps Onto ZX Spectrum

ZX-Spectrum-Homebrew-JanosikAlso arriving on the ZX Spectrum this week is a retro-styled platformer drawing inspiration from many other arcade classics. Janosik puts you in control of an axe-wielding lumberjack on a mission to rescue his beloved Maryna from the dungeons of the dreadful castle.

Although Janosik's story is that of a tried and tested cliché, the gameplay on offer will have you feeling rather nostalgic after just a few minutes. While it may be basic and similar to the action you'd find on the ZX Spectrum several decades ago, it's done right and has a level of charm to it. Unfortunately the only downside to Janosik is that just three levels are present within this new homebrew release.

Janosik (ZX Spectrum Homebrew) Gameplay

Link: Download Janosik (ZX Spectrum Homebrew)


Last Updated ( 02 October 2013 )  

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(Link to this comment) Sogetsu 2013-10-02 20:05
"Janosik puts you in control of an axe-wielding lumberjack" A correction here. Janosik isn't a lumberjack. This game is based on a Polish tale about Janosik - a highlander, who is a kind of a counterpart of Robin Hood, he stole from the rich and gave to the poor, etc. Janosik's weapon is called "ciupaga", it's a kind of an axe, a traditional weapon of Polish highlanders.
(Link to this comment) Cauterize 2013-10-04 21:36
Quoting Sogetsu:
"Janosik puts you in control of an axe-wielding lumberjack" A correction here. Janosik isn't a lumberjack. This game is based on a Polish tale about Janosik - a highlander, who is a kind of a counterpart of Robin Hood, he stole from the rich and gave to the poor, etc. Janosik's weapon is called "ciupaga", it's a kind of an axe, a traditional weapon of Polish highlanders.

You learn something everyday, thanks for sharing :)
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