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Hudson Hawk

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Released: 1991

Genre: Platformer

Format reviewed: Amiga 500

Publisher: Ocean

Developer: Special FX

Submitted by: Matthew 'Keith' Bridge

Hudson Hawk is a platform game developed by Special FX for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. It was released in 1991 and pusblished by Ocean Software. Sony Imagesoft released it in the US for the Game Boy and NES. In Spain it was published as El Gran Halcon.

The player assumes the role of Hudson Hawk, a cat burglar. He is sent on a mission to steal three Da Vinci artifacts. Walking through various levels in this platform game, the player must avoid sounding alarms. In addition, security guards and dogs show up to hamper the mission. Hudson Hawk can pacify the enemies by punching them or throwing a “ball” at them.

Some of the more bizarre enemies include a rhinoceros stampeding in the Vatican library and a kangaroo.