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Frak!

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Released: 1984

Genre: Platformer

Format reviewed: BBC Micro

Publisher: Aardvark

Developer: Orlando

Submitted by: Alex Reeves

Back before the word Frak! became a swear on Battlestar Galactica, it was a 1986 platform game on the BBC Micro.  My friend had a Beeb and a colour Sony monitor, and we would play Frak! for hours, as well as the excellent Mr Ee! (Mr Do! clone).

You control a caveman called Trogg, who had to traverse various platforms and defeat monsters armed with only a yo-yo.  Timing had to be pixel perfect, and it was quite frustrating to complete.

After completing 3 levels the game screen turned itself upside down and you would play again.  Memorable for the fact that the caveman would cry "FRAK!" in a speech bubble whenever he died.

Also released on the Electron and C64.