Aztec Challenge

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Atari A to Z (Pete Davison) - 04/07/2022
Cosmi's Aztec Challenge was an early example of a platform game with "auto-running" mechanics -- all you had to do was jump. It's a lot harder than it sounds! Let's Play!
José Antonio Vaca Bello - 09/01/2021
Photographs of the disk and ATR image that are not in the database.

I have uploaded them to the MIA section of the forum.
Wesley Connally - 14/08/2014
Uhg. Not good. Bad. Owned early wavy version. How is this on the Top 100 especially with a 3.6 rating? Anyone?
FastRobPlus - 22/02/2013
A poor but not terrible game. The villain was Cosmi. In their quest for maximizing sales, they used the name and art of a fantastic C64 game on a completely different game that was not really that good. If you’d played the C64 version prior, you’d have been crushed to have paid good money for this game.
hororus - 16/08/2009
Yes, there was. I'm actually bidding on on ebay;)
Auntie Pastie - 07/06/2007
There are two different versions of Aztec Challenge; the original (copyright-dated 1982) and an improved rewrite (dated 1983). According to the author the original version (green man, wavy background) was originally known as "The Bonifas" and released through APX. Cosmi tweaked it and renamed it "Aztec Challenge". The rewritten version (gradient background) is still far from the best Atari game ever, but it's not that bad, and kind of fun. The Top Ten and (AFAIK) Ariola releases both feature the rewritten version. Cosmi also released a C64 "Aztec Challenge", but that appears to be a very different game that just happens to have the same name.


Aztec Challenge atari screenshot
Aztec Challenge atari screenshot
Aztec Challenge atari screenshot
Aztec Challenge atari screenshot


GenreArcade - Platformer (Scrolling)Year?
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherTop Ten Hits
Players1, 1 vs. 2CountryUnited Kingdom

Bonifacio, Robert T.

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Cover Artist(s)[unknown]SerialTTT-E02
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Other versions with the same title:

Ariolasoft (Germany)
US Gold


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