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Harold the Hairy Hermit is a platformer which involves the rescue of stray Dalmation puppies. Spanning five levels, each separated into three stages and a boss, the aim is to rescue the requisite number of puppies.

A demo originally appeared at the ECTS (European Computer Trade Show) and this one-disk version has been previously available. However, the game was not released and a mostly complete three disk version existed. This was in the possession of Nigel Critten, a programmer who had helped Rasputin with the A1200 and CD32 versions of Jetstrike and who was asked to look at Harold. It is thanks to Nigel that it the disks survived.

This three disk version is still not 100% complete and has some issues; some levels crash and there is some level tile corruption.

This table summarises the levels and issues:

PasswordLevelDescriptionStatus
RAPUNZEL1.1THE TOWER
FROG SPAWN1.2CASTLE KEEP
HABITS1.3THE COURTYARDS
BossOUTWIT THE OGRE
BURPAHS2.1THE RUINS
OUTBURST2.2WASTELANDS
BASEBALLS2.3BROADWALK
BossSKILL AND CROSSBONES
THINGIES3.1THE SWAMP
ETERNAL3.2THE BOGError
ADDER BUOY3.3QUICKSANDSError
BossCLOBBER THE COBRA
FLIPPERS4.1SUBTERRANEA
ALL BLACKS4.2THE FERNS
SCRUMPTIOUS4.3THE FOREST
BossWITCH TREE?
CAMPFIRES5.1THE FOOTHILLS
EDMUND5.2THE MOUNTAINSError
SLEEP IT OFF5.3THE CAVES
BossENTER THE DRAGON
Game unreleased
Year:
Disks: 3
Players: 1 max, 1 sim
Licence: Commercial
Languages: English
Developer: Unknown
Publisher: Rasputin

Genre: Platform - Jumper
Dimension: 2D
Person: 3rd
Scrolltype: Scrolling - Multi Directional
Viewpoint: Sideways
Theme:
Origin:
Programming:Nigel Critten, Alec Smith
Graphics:Alec Smith
Sound:Kevin Osborne
Misc:

Harold (The Hairy Hermit)

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