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Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan - more footage

Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan is an 8-bit action adventure platformer featuring thirteen stages, and is our love letter to the classics.

Gamester81’s Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan celebrates Día de los Muertos with a 50% discount on Switch

Half-off for the holidays

CollectorVision Games’ retro platformer Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan is celebrating Día de los Muertos and Halloween with a massive sale and quality-of-life improvements!

Today, the Nintendo Switch and Steam versions will drop to a wallet-friendly $9.99. The brainchild of John Lester AKA Gamester81 on YouTube, Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan will remain on sale through Monday, November 10. (The Nintendo of Europe sale will run November 11-24.)

CREATURE FEATURES

But wait – there’s more! The Steam version has been further polished after some early feedback; the Switch port will match the Steam version once it passes Lot Check.
Updated Controls: Added a keyboard mapping option and changed controller default controls so both Y and A are now assigned to Attack. The “Up + Attack” feature – intended for those using the awesome NES-style Switch controller – is now disabled by default (preventing accidental use by those using the standard controllers).
Improved Difficulty Balance: The game is now more forgiving; players remain invincible a little longer after taking a hit – and a brand new save spot has been included at a convenient location early in the game.

ABOUT SYDNEY HUNTER AND THE CURSE OF THE MAYAN

In this pixel-perfect homage to Commodore 64’s classic Montezuma’s Revenge, you play as Sydney Hunter – an explorer who gets trapped inside a Mayan pyramid while he’s out exploring! He soon discovers that the “Feathered Serpent” Kukulkan has broken up the sacred Haab calendar into seven individual pieces and has hidden them inside a pyramid.

Widespread chaos and a time freeze will certainly follow if the Haab calendar isn't located and put back together. With the support of the local Mayan population, Sydney Hunter must now find all seven pieces of the Haab calendar, defeat Kukulkan, and return peace and balance to the Mayan civilization.

Are you ready to beat the Curse of the Mayan?

KEY FEATURES

Play through a challenging single-player campaign inspired by Mayan gods, culture, and history.
Unearth two different endings!
Enjoy 8-bit style graphics accompanied by an awesome chiptune soundtrack.
Battle against 13 powerful Mayan gods and mini-bosses.
Collect relics & weapon upgrades to increase your chances of survival!

PRICING & AVAILABILITY

Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan is available on Steam and the Nintendo Switch. To celebrate Día de los Muertos/Halloween, the game will be discounted by 50% October 28 through November 10 – dropping $10.00 from $19.99 to $9.99. (The Nintendo of Europe sale will start a little later – running November 11-24 on each country’s eShop.)

Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan dev on how the game started life as an NES title

From NES to Switch

Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan hit the Switch back in Sept. 2019, and it certainly looks like something that could have been made for the NES. In a dev blog for the title, we learn that the game actually did start life as an NES project. Check out a snippet from the blog below.

When we started working on Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan back in 2014, it was supposed to be an NES game. I was one of the project leads and helped with story, character development, game direction, and testing. We love Montezuma’s Revenge – so we wanted to create a Montezuma’s Revenge-type clone for the NES. We’re all fans of the Battle Kid games by Sivak Games as well; if you’re not familiar with these two games, they’re platformer homebrew games for the NES.

Full blog here

Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan comes to Switch on Sept. 12th, 2019

The hunt is on!

Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan is an 8-bit action adventure platformer featuring thirteen stages, and is our love letter to the classics.

You play as Sydney Hunter, an explorer who gets trapped inside a Maya pyramid while he is out exploring the region.

Sydney soon discovers that Kinich Ahau (the Maya sun god) and Kukulkan (the feathered serpent god) have broken up the sacred Maya Haab calendar into seven separate pieces, has taken four precious idols, and are hiding them throughout the pyramid.

This all comes during the time of Wayab; the five unlucky days of the year. This has caused great chaos, and time to freeze if the Haab calendar isn’t found and put back together in time.

The local Maya now ask Sydney to go out and find all seven pieces of the Haab calendar, reclaim the important idols, defeat the Maya gods, and bring peace and balance back to the Maya civilization.

In doing so restoring time to continue…

Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan hits the Switch on Sept. 12th, 2019, and it's priced at $20. The title takes up 300 MB of space. Check out more gameplay footage for the title below.

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