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Farmer Jack And The Hedge Monkeys (2015) (ZX Vega)

Available For:
Spectrum 48K/128K & ZX Vega

Publisher: Cronosoft
Author(s): Bob Smith & Lee du-Caine
On-Screen Language: English
Genre: Arcade Compilation; Common Sprites
Items: Farmer Jack And The Hedge Monkeys (Cronosoft, Preloaded)

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Never one to turn down the offer of a holiday, Jack made his way down the M1, M42, and M5 to visit his cousin Farmer Jon in deepest Somerset. The journey took a while, but everybody seemed friendly - all the cars sounded their horns and waved their arms at him as they overtook his tractor. Jack was happy to be off the motorway in the end, and along the scenic, familiar winding lanes through the badlands before he got to Jon's farm.

Farmer Jon wasn't in such a good mood when Jack finally arrived though. "Them buggers", he cried, "every June they come roaming round me fields, looking for a festival. Eavis' farm's not another 20 miles away from 'ere in Pilton, but they're all too stoned to notice, pillocks! Ravers, Hippies and Hedge-Monkeys, same time every year. Just as I sow my crops they come trampling around, treading in the seeds and ruining it all - 'elp me Jack". "Eee, that's trouble at'mill and no mistake", mused Jack, "but m'tractors pretty nippy - I'll belt round and get them seeds up for you" offered Jack. Jon gladly accepted, tired-out by chasing the hippies, monkeys and ravers across the levels all day. "I've no cows on them fields no more after that blue-tongue trouble, so you can move the gates all you need - that'll really confuse 'em! Thanks Jack". "No trouble", said Jack, "I'll start in morning".

"Proper Job!" said Jon, smiling at last.

How To Play

Jack progresses through the game by collecting all the seeds from the field, along with all the heart & letter tokens, whilst avoiding the hedge-monkeys, hippies, and ravers roaming around. Skulls are to be avoided at all costs. Gates, marked in green, can be rotated by pushing Jack's tractor into them, which nobody else can do. Collect the hearts when blue to multiply your score, and the letters when red to spell SPECIAL, and when yellow to spell EXTRA, for bonuses.

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