CJ in the USA

CJ in the USA, developed by Genesis Software and published by Codemasters in 1991

Longplay Information

Author(s): MadMattyMadMatty
System: Commodore 64 / 128
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Additional Info: No information available
Publication Date: 23/10/2021
YouTube Release: No information available
Duration: 00:18:02
File Size: 35.08 MB (35924.00 KB)
Downloads: 16 downloads
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Player's Review

"CJ's cartoon adventure across the USA. Wade through New York sewers, ride the roller coaster at Disney Land then blast off at Cape Canaveral. Battle with Bad Dudes, Cowboys, Alligators and Indians. rescue CJ's family from the evil hunter Colonel Fritz."

Sequel; to the popular Elephant Antics. Like the first game, you have navigate four maze like levels while dodging enemy fire. If you didn't think the first game was challenging enough then maybe this game will put you to the test with spike traps everywhere and bad collision detection to boot. Pixel precision jumping will be required to move from platform to platform and avoiding the spikes.

The game feels smaller than the first with many wide open areas for jumping around. What's with the gloomy music throughout though. A carton game should be much more cheerful. Just to add to the challenge, if you want to see the good ending, there are 3 extra lives to find and collect in each level. Collecting all 12 gives you a satisfying ending and send off for the next game. Not finding them all and the bad ending will leave a bitter taste. Again there is no high score table at the end.

Overall not a bad c64 game, but it doesn't live up to the expectations setup by the first game. The gloomy music and questionable collision detection makes it frustrating to play but you get a fair amount of lives to play with. Upon losing a life you are invulnerable for a few seconds which s a good opportunity to run past and annoying bits.