Wriggler (video game)
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|Platform(s)||ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC|
Wriggler is a Spectrum and Amstrad maze game published in 1985 by Romantic Robot. The original release of Wriggler contained an instrumental track on the B-side titled "Moons of Jupiter," composed by Alexander Goldscheider.
Wriggler is based around maggot racing other maggots. The player controls a maggot and has to escape a maze consisting of 256 screens. The maze is divided into sections: garden, underground, hell, planet surface, the dungeon.
The graphics, animation and cassette inlay artwork were created by Allin Kempthorne while still at school. He went on to become a writer and cartoonist for The Sun newspaper. He later became an actor and comedian, most noted for writing and starring in the comedy feature film The Vampires of Bloody Island. The Spectrum version was programmed by his twin brother Matthew Kempthorne, and the Amstrad version was programmed by Matthew Kempthorne and David Vivian.
- Personal Computer News, Issue 107, April 20, 1985. http://www.personalcomputernews.co.uk/pcnb/html/107/personal_computer_news_107_gameplay_spectrum_the_wriggler.html
- Wriggler can be played for free in the browser at the Internet Archive
- Wriggler at SpectrumComputing.co.uk