Michigan Mike & the Lost City of Zorog

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Lesley Storey - 12/07/2009
This was written in 1994.

On the gem screen at the beginning if you type 'smallgods' Michigan cannot be harmed by the creatures or traps.

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Information - Michigan Mike & the Lost City of Zorog

GenreArcade - Platformer (Multi-Screen)Year1994
LanguageGFA BASICPublisher[no publisher]
ControlsJoystickDistributor
Players1Developer-
ResolutionLowLicensed from
Programmer(s)

Storey, Gordon

CountryUnited Kingdom 
Graphic Artist(s)

Storey, Gordon

SoftwareEnglish
Game design

[unknown]

Box / InstructionsEnglish
Musician(s)

Bedlam Boys (The)

LicensePD / Freeware / Shareware
Sound FX

[unknown]

Serial
Cover Artist(s)ST TypeST, STe / 0.5MB
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Additional Comments - Michigan Mike & the Lost City of Zorog

Was written using 'Sprite Works' GFA-expansion.

Instructions - Michigan Mike & the Lost City of Zorog

        MICHIGAN MIKE
  and The Lost City of Zorog

When the history books are examined, among the names of  the Great adventures of our 
times, Marco Polo, Columbus,  Livingstone, Vasco da Gama to name but four you will 
find......
  
  
     .....absolutely NO
mention of Michigan Mike.
 
Perhaps this sad state of affairs will be corrected with the telling of his great 
adventures in the form of these games, but first a brief history so you can maybe 
understand the tragic events that led up to his disappearance.
    
In June 1995 some papers were unearthed in a remote part of the rain forest. The tattered 
remains of these papers were the diaries of Michigan Mike.
  
From what was legible it was found that he was an explorer, born sometime in the early 
1900's. He had been part of an expedition in 1934 to map the great jungle of South America 
but on a fateful day in September 1934 he had become separated from the rest of the 
group and had wandered for 14 days, every day going deeper and deeper into the jungle.
 
Tired and on the brink of death he had been found by a tribe called "The Ohla". He 
spent many weeks with the Ohla who helped him recover. 

But one day a fire swept the village killing the elders of the tribe. The Ohla blamed 
Michigan Mike and offered him to their god Zorog.

Zorog set him a quest, to find the 5 pieces of the Great ring of Zorog and to place them on 
the alter in the heart of the lost city. Zorog spoke of riches, giant wasps, worms and 
frogs, of traps, hidden doorways and switches of evil. 
If he was successful he could leave with his life and the riches. If not his soul was 
damned.
 
Michigans story is told here.

To help you here are some brief extracts from his diary:

 
"...I can't kill these evil creatures, even though I tried...."
 
"...my energy grows low I must find food soon, it was the 
switch that I thought would help me, it didn't...."
 
"....the potion I drank protected me for a while against these evil 
creatures,but not long enough..."
 
"....I searched high and low for the way out. I didn't 
realise the switch looked different and was a...."
 
"....I had to retrace my steps to reach the entrance. This is 
a god forsaken place..."
   
"...the vines almost killed me, I need to find a way to cut 
through them....."
   
The controls are easy:

Joystick  Action
 
Left      Left
Right     Right
Up        Jump
Down      Activates switch when standing in front of  it.
Fire      Work it out.
 
If you make a wrong turn and can't continue, pressing the ESCAPE 
key will loss you a life and return you to the start of the level.
  
This adventure has been brought to you by Gordon 
Storey. It is public domain but the Copyright belongs to 
Gordon Storey, who takes no responsibility for any damage 
done from the use of this adventure in any shape or 
form. 

It was written on a Trusty old, battered, held together 
with masking tape 1040 STFM and a dusty, covered in fag 
ash 4160 STE using GFA Basic 3.5e and Sprite Works (which 
is a must for all GFA people). 

I would like to thank Dave Sapstead and Ben watson for 
testing it. It was written for my 5 year old son Matthew, so 
blame him.
 
It requires a low rez source, joystick and 520k or more 
memory.

The next installment of Michigan Mike is being written 
for my son. If there is enough interest it may well be 
released.
 
Any comments, good, bad or indifferent (It would be nice 
to know what people think, Politely if you please) or 
even money can be sent to: 

Gordon Storey,
253 Ripon Road,
Stevenage,
Herts 
SG1 4LR.

Nest     ~ 90:102/200.4
Atarinet ~ 51:6/500.4
Turbonet ~ 100:105/0.4

"LIVE LONG AND PROSPER"

Book / Magazine Reviews - Michigan Mike & the Lost City of Zorog

 ST Format · May, 1996Rating: 89% 

Michigan Mike & the Lost City of Zorog Atari review 

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