Herbert (video game)
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|Developer(s)||Ralf Kothe, Armin Stürmer|
|Mode(s)||Single-player, Two players independently|
The game world is being shown from a side view. The game objective consists of traversing through 20 levels with one or two ducks (namely Herbert and his friend Oscar) and to liberate finally his girlfriend. In doing so, both game characters may be only controlled by human players, the level is being shown twice one below the other. Herbert has the possibility to walk, run, swim, and flap. Except that, he can lay an egg in a nest turning up once in a while and receives an extra life, and three times a level it is possible to trigger invulnerability for some seconds. Enemies are among others a witch, a sword fighter, thorns on bushes or carnivorous plants. To complete a level, Herbert has to collect gems and to reach the exit on the right within a time limit. There are storable best times for each level and a highscore list.
A level is a half screen high and about six screens wide, there is only horizontally scrolling.
In Germany, Herbert received good reviews, among others 91% in the Compy-Shop-Magazin and a very positive review in the Atari Magazin. It was one year in the Readers Top Ten of the Atari Magazin and achieved place 1 for three times. Outside Germany, the games are hardly known.