Growing up in the 80’s was an 8 bit paradise, with the release of home computers such as the ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Commodore 64 and Vic 20, to name just a few. I was lucky enough to own a BBC Micro and these are some of my favorite retro classics from back then.
Killer Gorilla was a definite classic and had hours of fun playing this as a kid, it was written by Adrian Stephens when he was 17 and based on Donkey Kong, he was paid the unspectacular amount of £400 for the game by Micro Power, who originally published the game on the BBC Micro back in 1983.
The aim of the game was to reach a the fair-haired heiress that is trapped by a large gorilla. There were four levels each set higher and higher up the construction site (25m, 50m, 75m & 100m) and also a few hammers that could be used to smash the barrage of oncoming barrels that Killer Gorilla sends your way.
If you managed to successfully complete all four levels, the game starts again, but this time getting progressively harder and faster with more barrels, custard pies and fireballs. A few extra holes appear too, just to make it that little bit harder.