Gamers will assume the role of Harry – a treasure seeker who races against a rival explorer using his athletic ability and a knapsack filled with gear. The game will feature over 50 levels ranging from rain forests to creature-filled caves to glacial mountains. The maps will contain new puzzles and traps as well as some of the gameplay mechanics found in the Atari 2600 classic – including swinging on vines and avoiding crocodiles as well as dodging rolling logs. Activision is developing a Game Boy Advance version as well.
Ah the hours I wasted playing that game! The potential provided by the power of the latest consoles holds a lot of promise assuming they don’t fall back on relying on name recognition and nostalgia to sell the title.