Sabre Wulf is an action-adventure game by Ultimate Play the Game,
initially released in 1984 for the ZX Spectrum home computer. The player
navigates the pith-helmeted Sabreman through a colourful 2D jungle maze
to collect amulet pieces, avoid enemies, and bypass the guardian at its
exit. With no explicit guidance on how to play, the player is left to
decipher the game's objectives through trial and error. The game
developers had finished Sabre Wulf's sequels in advance of its release
but—in keeping with their penchant for secrecy—chose to withhold
them until later that year. They hired outside developers to port the
game to several other computing platforms. Sabre Wulf was a bestseller
and a financial success. It was recommended by reviewers, who also noted
its difficult gameplay and praised its graphics. Retrospective critics
remember Sabre Wulf as among the Spectrum's best releases.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabre_Wulf>
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