Jumpman Junior, Atari 8-bit

Jumpman Junior is the Atari 8-bit cartridge version of Randy Glover‘s classic 8-bit platform game, Jumpman. It was first published by Epyx in 1983.

Since the game came on cartridge the number of levels has been reduced, down to 12, but they are at least all-new levels and not recycled levels from the disk version.

That said: most of the levels in Jumpman Junior seem to have had the unique hazards removed from them. Plus: the scrolling screens when transitioning from one level to another have gone, as have the collapsing levels when the game is over . Jumpman Junior is obviously a stripped-down version of Jumpman, with just the basic mechanics left intact. A few of the levels have unique hazards in them, but the majority of the game is fairly straightforward.

Many of the levels in Jumpman Junior are still difficult to complete due to the nature of the traps in them, but they’re nowhere near as challenging as the intermediate and advanced levels in the original game.

Jumpman Junior is still a decent game overall, though, but if you want the best Jumpman experience you’re better off playing the original or the Commodore 64 version.

More: Jumpman Junior on Wikipedia

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