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Caverns of Khafka

Caverns of Khafka
Caverns of Khafka

SystemCommodore 64
Floppy (5.25")1


Commodore 64

Release Date: 1/1/1984
Manufacturer: Cosmi
Donated By: John Sylvestervich
In the days of 8 bit gaming, developers would often rely on a single print of cartridge artwork for direction on a given project. You don't even have to turn it on to see the influence behind Caverns of Khafka, Indiana Jones. The cover features gold, pharaohs and a tan pants clad protagonist missing only the trademark hat. The plot is familiar; facing the treacherous caverns of rolling boulders and deadly insects, you set out on a search for the five seals to unlock and raid the king's chambers. Be prepared for a trying time as the tools at your disposal include only your trusty grapple-action whip and gravity defying jump.

While the original C-64 version boasted large sprites, 8-way scrolling and an atmospheric soundtrack, the Atari XL version was completely different; Levels that fit on one screen, a tiny player sprite reminding of Loderunner and a score that was not notable at best.

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