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Montezuma's Revenge

DOS - 1984

Also released on: Apple II - Atari 2600 - Atari 8-bit - ColecoVision - Commodore 64 - SEGA Master System - ZX Spectrum

Alt names Montezuma's Revenge: Featuring Panama Joe, Panama Joe, Predatore
Year 1984
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Metroidvania, Platform
Publisher BCI Software
Developer Parker Brothers
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.72
4.33 / 5 - 61 votes

Description of Montezuma's Revenge

PANAMA JOE. That's what they call him 'round these parts; though no one knows his real name or where he comes from. But one thing's for sure, PANAMA JOE's a daredevil from the word "go!" No risk's too great if the reward's large enough. Winning. That's what's most important to him. And more times than not, that's exactly what he does. Because he's tough, clever and resourceful. And sometimes, downright pig-headed! Though occasionally (ah-hum), he's been known to get in over his head. Luckily, he's got a knack for getting himself out of hot water as quickly as he gets into it! Let's hope Montezuma's Revenge is one of those times...

Sappy manual (the passage quoted above) notwithstanding, Parker Brother's Montezuma's Revenge is one of those early platform games that invent the whole new genre-- in this case: treasure-hunting-puzzle-solving platform games.

As Panama Joe, you move from room to room gathering keys to open doors, avoiding various enemies and traps, gathering treasures to score points, and gathering equipment to help you along your way, such as torches to light dark rooms and swords to eliminate enemies without losing a life.

What makes Montezuma's Revenge so addictive is hard to describe-- it's the combination of action, puzzle, devious level design, and innumerable additional touches. Black rooms, great sound effects, a large maze, disappearing platforms - it's a mother of a platform game, and a great one at that! Even though Panama Joe (you) looks like a melon with legs.

Suffice to say that if you like clever action games, and have never played Montezuma's Revenge, you're missing out on a great lineage of games. Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Helinux 2024-04-12 0 point


Evert Vorster 2023-01-19 0 point

The remake on steam is pretty good, and well worth the couple of dollars that it costs. It is, however, not exactly the same as the original, and there are subtle differences in the controls.
In order to get a good experience on Dosbox, your cycles should be set to about 500.

Jack Rainer 2021-10-08 0 point

Remake with new graphics is available on Steam now

endlessbender 2020-05-07 0 point

One of the best games of all time. So difficult!

I had a floppy disc that had the DOS version on one side, and the Apple version on the other. I played DOS at home on the PCjr with my sister, and took it to school sometimes to play on the Apple at school. The Apple graphics were so much better.

Кирилл 2020-04-29 0 point Apple II version

Это моя первая игра, с которой началось моё знакомство с ЭВМ. Было это 30 лет назад. Больше всего мне нравится версия для Apple 2, т. к, на мой взгляд, здесь самое лучшее звуковое оформление. Недавно я скачал эмулятор Apple 2 и теперь эта игра заняла у меня почётное место в списке любимых игр.

petebnyc 2020-03-11 0 point

love this game. used to play it on the apple II. can't believe how ahead of its time it was. still fun I bet, going to download and see but I swear I still dream with it all these decades after.

SeattleFreeze 2019-08-26 0 point

I loved finding and getting to those rainbow keys

Mr Vampire 2019-02-09 0 point Commodore 64 version

Paddington bear wants his hat back.

MAZter 2018-11-15 -1 point DOS version

Dos version - worst color!

Mack 2018-09-22 0 point DOS version

this game runs way to fast. Im using DOS Box and it doesn't seem to work

miles 2017-05-18 0 point DOS version


emaborsa 2016-10-02 0 point Commodore 64 version

Played on C64....compared to the other platforms c64 had the best grafics! :)

Hulsie 2015-05-02 2 points DOS version


eyaken 2015-02-16 0 point DOS version

don't know yet !

Kevin 2015-01-28 -1 point DOS version

I love this game. Had the cartridge for my Atari 800XL back in the day (which IMHO is the best version) and currently have carts of it for my Colecovision and Sega Master System.

Mr. Meeseeks 2014-08-16 1 point DOS version

I player this game for a few hours when i was, like, 4 years old, on an old console I don't even remember (maybe Colecovision). Years later, I got it in an Atari emulator and beat it. It's really one of the best games ever made.

Wixman 2014-07-18 1 point DOS version

I played more of this than pretty much any other side scroller of all time. It's the best of the best.

Pink Floyd 2014-05-21 1 point DOS version

This game was something else back in the day. Far ahead of Donkey Kong, Pitfall, and most games in it's time.

alevic 2013-02-25 0 point DOS version

im very glad for finaly find this software :-)

emerson 2012-03-30 0 point DOS version

I found the Atari 2600 version of this game at a local thrift shop for $2 dollars. I was hoping you had it on this site because this game is priceless.

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Montezuma's Revenge was also released on the following systems:

Apple II

Atari 2600

Atari 8-bit


Commodore 64

SEGA Master System

ZX Spectrum

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