Sunday, January 21, 2018



HangAbout was released in 1995 by John Hodskinson and is one of the quirkiest games I shall feature here, I'm sure of it. Ignore what you're seeing above and read on... Three (randomly generated) mountains need to be climbed by a little stickman with the first being relatively easy. The second is harder and the third is a killer!

Each mountainside has ridges to which our adventurer can cling. He uses these to find a route to the top. However, if you fall too far then expect nothing more than a pixelated mess of death. It's quite brilliant albeit not what you wanna see! Our stickman can make use of his arm to reach those parts that are a pinch out of reach. Sometimes, the route appears blocked by a gap too large so a "megajump" can be used - but only once! Use it wisely.

Overall, HangAbout! is one of those games that first appears rubbish and with rubbish graphics. But it actually turns out to be incredible and extremely addictive. In fact, it's gobsmackingly brilliant and all for less than 10Kb. Amazing!!

Download PD Games Compilation Disk #2 which features another by John called Haywire.

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