By Normal Distribution LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
This is the official version of the 80's classic "Montezuma's Revenge!" Explore the chambers of the mysterious Aztec pyramid! Climb the stairs and ropes, collect keys to open doors! Collect the jewels & swords, and the coveted torch! Beware of the snakes, skulls and spiders! And finally, find the treasure room at the end of the underground labyrinth!
It has all the original key features of the original Atari classic plus a number of interesting new improvements.
99 rooms on each level of the pyramid
All of the 9 levels of original gameplay
4 styles of on-screen joystick controls
Two game graphics modes: Modern GFX (default) and Retro GFX 8-bit graphics (selectable)
Parallax background effect in Modern GFX mode
Resume function: You can close the game at any moment! Your current progress is automatically saved and later you can continue right where you were.
High quality original and new sound effects!
Retina graphics supported
Tested on iPhone4s (iOS 5.0.1) iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3.3) and iPhone 3GS (iOS 4.1), iPad 2 (iOS 5.1)
What's New in Version 1.22
*** 10/16/17 - Please be advised that we have a report of screen flip bug in iOS 11 in the current version. We are working on fixing this. ***
Fix for "new game" bug.
This game really takes me back to a happy time in school in the 1980s, but now I can see that most or all this game's original elements (except the old graphics) would still seem solid in the modern day. To be less confusing, Montezuma's Revenge not only brings nostalgia, but it is still a very good game! :)
I have encountered a major control issue though. Some playing sessions but not all, when running left or right, often my character goes into a glitched mode where if he jumps he jumps straight up even though he's running, and if I remove my finger he just keeps running, usually off the edge of a platform. Some sessions this happens over and over, while other sessions this doesn't happen at all.
Exactly like the original but better
Its a platformer spelunking game where the object is to collect as many treasures as possible while avoiding creatures and making it to the bottom of the level and the treasure room.
The game was originally released in 1983 on various platforms and this game is identical with a few enhancements. Retro mode is included to be able to play the game as it was originally (which looks like the computer based version C64). Controls aren't that bad either.
Infuriating and addictive
The controls in this game are the challenge. Most sequences require exact timing and pixel perfect movement, but the primitive 1980s style controls make precise movement difficult, especially with the flat surface of the iPad, where your fingers can slide off the controls unless you're very careful. The game proceeds in multiple levels, each with the same layout as the last, but with more enemies and with some chambers darkened, becoming increasingly challenging.