El Capitán Trueno
DOS - 1990
Also available on: Amstrad CPC
Description of El Capitán Trueno
Offering action in a world of arcade, comics, fantasy, platform, El Capitán Trueno is an abandonware developed by Dinamic Software and published by Dinamic Software. Released in 1990, you wander around in a 3rd-person, side view perspective.
Comments and reviews
LRGPNS 2015-09-28 0 point
This one exceeds my quality expectations for anything CGA-based and is a rather nice fantasy/medieval hack n' slash with some puzzley bits. You don't need to use slowdown or mess with DOSBox cycles, movement's not too clunky, and the graphics are quite well-drawn so as to look about as good as something using a CGA palette possibly can. Likewise for the speaker sounds which actually do reasonable sound effects and not just beeps and grinds. Never heard of the comics it's apparently based on (strictly a Spanish thing I guess) but it's enjoyable anyway.
Control layout is a bit archaic though, and at least on DOSBox joystick didn't work for me, so here's a tip on the keys:
O, P = go left and right
Q = jump/climb up
A = duck/climb down
I = Go to shop (you can buy health and lives with the coins enemies drop)
Spacebar = Attack
1, 2, 3 = Switch characters (they have different abilities so try switching if you get stuck)
H = Pause the game
S = Turn sound on or off
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