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Electro Man  1994
DOS Freeware (former shareware)
Developed by xLand Games (Chaos Works)
Published by xLand Games (Chaos Works), Epic MegaGames
Genre: Platform
User rating: 10.0 (1 vote)

System Requirements

A 386 or faster IBM-compatible PC
VGA graphics
Hard disk

A very unusual platformer. Your play a cyborg named Jack, a human modified to look like Robocop in order to fight robots who killed your family. Your goal is to locate three computer chips in every level. Your gun only fires when you can find energy for it, and you have infinite lives, which is good because this is a very hard game. One of the difficult aspects of the game is the attempt at realistic physics. You can't change your direction in mid-air, meaning that you can't jump straight up and then push forward, you must be moving forward to jump forward. Once you've jumped, you can't push in the opposite direction to try to come down closer. Not being able to change direction in mid-air may be a difficult adaptation if you're used to console video games; inertia is a real consideration in this game. The graphics and sound are quite good, and there are voices. Originally published by CDV Software as electro BODY, the name was changed to Electro Man when published by Epic. There are 8 levels in this game, with only the fourth level playable in the shareware version.

Downloads

Electro Man Creative Commons Registered Version (908,700 bytes) 24 June 2006 DOS Play online
Electro Man v1.0 Registered Version (951,941 bytes) 12 February 1994 DOS
Electro Man v1.0 Shareware Episode (427,495 bytes) xxxx DOS
electro BODY v1.2 Shareware Episode (323,977 bytes) xxxx DOS

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Availability

Developer xLand generously released this game as freeware under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license on 25 June 2006.