Title Harlequin Game Type Platform Publisher Gremlin, 1991 Players 1 Compatibility ECS and AGA (WHDLoad Patch Available) HD Installable Yes (With Patch) Submission Steve Horton Review He runs, he glides, he dies in a shower of diamonds! Meet Harlequin, hero of the title and inhabitor of the surreal world of Chimera, which looks lifted from a Salvador Dali nightmare! As a taster the first level starts off at the base of a clock tower, with you next to a locked door to another level. You'll also pretty soon notice the shower of small alarm clocks that have excellent homing abilities, smashing into your head! As you work your way up the tower using a progression of platforms and switches you'll also come across large patrol clocks with evil faces, these take great delight in jumping all over you and will quickly whittle energy away - luckily the Harlequin is armed with the ability to fire hearts that will destroy even the hardiest of enemies eventually. You'll also come across nicely wrapped parcels, standing on these will release various power ups, like an umbrella that will help you glide (try falling off the clock tower without one) a heart power up that makes your shots stronger, a burger for a health boost ( ! ) and on other levels you can find little rockets that whizz round you hitting incoming enemies, and a bouncey space hopper........ oh yes and then there's the one that turns him into the Harlequin fish..............! The character animation is nice, down to the huffing and puffing when you bring him to rest after a frenzied session on the platforms! To me it is an excellent blend of a very good platformer, with puzzles to solve and it's not entirely linear in the way levels open, and you have to revisit some levels at different points in the game, by which time they will have changed slightly too. Brilliant value for money. The surreal twist on the game settings and graphics is great and with 850 screens of death buddahs, snakes, temples, water, death slides and kite rides this will challenge, frustrate and delight all at the same time, I'm very happy to have it back in my collection!