Hunchback II: Quasimodo's Revenge  Comparison Guide

Hunchback II is the game which Ocean developed as original platform game for 8bit computers.
Its style is similar to Chuckie Egg ( 1 ), which requires you to get all items of each screen.
If you are a hardcore platform game fan, immediately you will notice which should you choose
after you read this comparison guide !

If once you missed (died),
In C64 version: You can only try to get the bells you have not got yet.
In Spectrum version: You have to get all bells again.


C64 version
ZX Spectrum version
Continues
no
no
Tries
4
5-
(It does not increase... see below)
level1

Each of birds flies at the same speed.
This level is much easier than spectrum version.

Each of arrows is the same speed.
On the top floor, upper arrow returns.
If you touch marks, you will fall into just under
of the screen (instant death)!  Watch out for fireballs.
You can't move on the rope even pressing up or down keys.
level2

Each of birds flies at the same speed.
The rope from right bell is the fastest,
the left is the slowest.
This level is also much easier than spectrum version.

It is possible to ride on the boat for a moment.
You have to press right or left key,then
 Hunchback jumps from the top of the boat.
If you don't, he just fall (instant death).
You cannot get the 3rd bell unless you jump from the pole. 
Needless to say, you should avoid
the red ball when you jump from the pole!
level3

Each of birds flies at the same speed.
All the ropes are the same speed.

Each of bats flies at the same speed.
All the ropes are the same speed.
No bells, just go to the bottom right corner of the screen.
level4

Each of birds flies at the same speed.
All the ropes are the same speed.
Watch out for 2 bouncing balls
 (red and orange lines) !

Each of bats flies at the same speed.
There are 3 rats. They can move on both platforms and
ropes, and these movements seem random.
level5

The red arrow and green one are fastest.
(The red one is slightly faster.)
The axe is faster than the middle fireball.
The light blue arrow is slowest.
You can stay safety between upper and lower traps.
Unlike previous levels, you have to ring all bells
again if you miss and die.

All the belt conveyors and bat are the same speed.
You have to jump on the moving platforms to avoid
second arrow and get bells on the top of this screen.
It is easily to fall off these platforms. Beware!
level6
not exist

Each of bats flies at the same speed.
You have to rise all of 4 big bells.
level7
not exist

The arrow is faster than the bird.
Be careful not to touch the big rock.

Reward
per round

An extra life (try) is awarded.
Nothing !!
Round2
level1
It's exactly the same as the 1st round.

The 2nd arrow is added on the 1st floor.
All arrows are the same speed, so you have to go through
2 arrows on the 1st floor. It is a bit difficult !
Round2
level2
It's exactly the same as the 1st round.
Two arrows are added (they are the same speed).
Therefore this level becomes much harder.
Round2
level3
It's exactly the same as the 1st round.
The blue bat is added. Its speed is the same as other bats.
Round2
level4
It's exactly the same as the 1st round.
The red rat is added. It becomes harder to go to
 the top right corner of this screen
after you get a bell of the top left corner.
Round2
level5
It's exactly the same as the 1st round.
The bat is added, so you have to avoid both arrow and bat
on the 1st belt conveyor. It is more difficult than 1st round.
Round2
level6
not exist

The yellow bat is added. Its speed is the same as others.
Round2
level7
not exist
The big rock appears earlier.
Compare this picture with another picture of the 1st round.

Round3
level1

It's exactly the same as the 1st round. It's exactly the same as the 2nd round.


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