Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan

A pixel-perfect homage to Commodore 64’s classic Montezuma’s Revenge

CollectorVision

“I can only recommend this highly to all platform lovers out there.”
– Timmy Adriaens (Gaming Boulevard)

 

 

Winter Sale: Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan (Steam) + Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death (SNES) are now 50% off (ends January 2)

 

Winter is here – and along with the freezing cold, the season delivers not one but TWO Sydney Hunter games for 50% off the original retail price 🙂

Whether you prefer to play on your trusty PC or original SNES hardware, get ready for a real challenge with Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan (Steam) for a shamefully low $4.99 (normally $9.99) and Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death (SNES) for only $19.99 (retail edition with cart, box, and color manual – normally $39.99)!

Launch Trailers:

Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2zY4xc0OAY

Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXMeupOBUhw

Both games have been created by famed YouTuber/streamer John Lester (a.k.a. Gamester81) and his associates at CollectorVision Games – true retro console experts capable of programming games in Assembly … as intended by the gods!

 

Review CopiesWant to review any of the games?
Feel free to request a Steam key or SNES copy via email: luis@novypr.com

 

Let the Games Begin!
The latest installment in the Sydney Hunter franchise, Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan pays homage to the Commodore 64 classic Montezuma’s Revenge as our hero gets trapped inside a Mayan pyramid and soon discovers that Kukulkan has made a mess of the sacred Haab calendar (a Very Bad Thing™). Widespread chaos and a time freeze will certainly follow if the Haab calendar isn’t located and put back together … and that’s where YOU come in. Can you defeat 13 powerful Mayan gods and beat the Curse of the Mayan?

Armed only with a trusty boomerang in Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death, our adventurer must navigate the dark caverns under Mt. Doom (located in the mysterious Sundial Island) while avoiding bats, ghosts, lava, and other white-hot hazards. If you can survive all 12 caverns, you’ll win your freedom. If not, the Volcano God will thank you for another hearty meal!

Developer Quote
“Needless to say, everyone at the studio is a huge fan of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It’s one of our favorite game systems growing up – bar none. This prompted us to create a 100% original game for it! There aren’t very many new SNES homebrew games out there. That’s because unlike the NES, Nintendo’s 16-bit follow up is an incredibly challenging machine. Believe it or not, it took us four whole years to figure it out! Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death offers gamers a fresh SNES experience that can be enjoyed on both original hardware and modern retro consoles – a nostalgic treat for anyone who’s into classic game consoles.”

– John Lester (Head of Marketing/Co-Owner, CollectorVision Games)

Pricing & Availability
Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan (Steam) and Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death (SNES) are now available for 50% off until January 2, 2020.

Sale Prices:

  • $4.99 – Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan (Steam)
  • $19.99 – Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death (SNES)

The Nintendo Switch version (NOA-only) is also currently on sale for $9.99 and will remain so for another week.

On January 2, Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan will return to its $9.99 price on Steam and Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death, $39.99 on the official CollectorVision online store.

Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan

Steam:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/931860/Sydney_Hunter_and_the_Curse_of_the_Mayan

Nintendo Switch:
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/sydney-hunter-and-the-curse-of-the-mayan-switch

CollectorVision Shop:

Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death
https://collectorvision.com/shop/snes/snes-sydney-hunter-the-caverns-of-death-ntsc-u-sale/

Assets

Trailers

YouTube

Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXMeupOBUhw

Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2zY4xc0OAY

Download (both games)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/76fpfglijyiirlj/trailers_Sydney_Hunter_games_Winter_Sale.zip?dl=0

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR

Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death
https://imgur.com/a/YpIXZtp

Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan
https://imgur.com/a/xJADUm9

Download (both games)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/v1c2m235504659n/screenshots_Sydney_Hunter_games_Winter_Sale_2019.zip?dl=0

About the Sydney Hunter Series
Sydney Hunter was introduced in 2013 in Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death on Flash. In addition to Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan and Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death, the Sydney Hunter franchise also includes Sydney Hunter and the Sacred Tribe (ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Intellivision, Sega Master System).

About CollectorVision Games
Founded in 2009, CollectorVision Games is an independent studio, publisher, and manufacturer of retro games. With more than 100 games developed so far, CollectorVision Games has been creating new games for classic consoles including the ColecoVision, Intellivision, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), Sega Master System, and more. Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan is the first game developed by CollectorVision Games for modern platforms – with plans for more in the future. The studio has offices in both Montreal, Canada and in Phoenix, Arizona. To learn more about CollectorVision Games, please visit https://collectorvision.com.

 

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

 

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.)

Launch Trailer:

Game Manual (‘80s-style, for that extra dose of nostalgia):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rit0ibl06r054vo/Game_Manual_Sydney_Hunter_and_the_Curse_of_the_Mayan.pdf?dl=0

Review Copies

Want to review Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan?
Request a Switch code or Steam key via email (luis@novypr.com).
For Switch, be sure to indicate your region (NA, EU, AU/NZ).

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.)

Nintendo eShop:
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/sydney-hunter-and-the-curse-of-the-mayan-switch

Steam:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/931860/Sydney_Hunter_and_the_Curse_of_the_Mayan

Assets

Trailer

YouTube

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ui90o1m52xo5kxi/trailer_Sydney_Hunter_and_the_Curse_of_the_Mayan.mp4?dl=0

Screenshots

IMGUR

CollectorVision Games / Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan (Steam / Nintendo Switch)

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j36of7ogp0pzwd6/screenshots_Sydney_Hunter_and_the_Curse_of_the_Mayan.zip?dl=0

Game Manual:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rit0ibl06r054vo/Game_Manual_Sydney_Hunter_and_the_Curse_of_the_Mayan.pdf?dl=0

About the Sydney Hunter Series
Sydney Hunter was introduced in 2013 in Sydney Hunter and the Shrines of Peril for the Intellivision and mobile devices. In addition to Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan, games in the Sydney Hunter franchise include Sydney Hunter and the Sacred Tribe (ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Intellivision, Sega Master System) and Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death (ColecoVision, Super Nintendo Entertainment System).

About CollectorVision Games
Founded in 2009, CollectorVision Games is an independent studio, publisher, and manufacturer of retro games. With more than 100 games developed so far, CollectorVision Games has been creating new games for classic consoles including the ColecoVision, Intellivision, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), Sega Master System, and more. Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan is the first game developed by CollectorVision Games for modern platforms – with plans for more in the future. The studio has offices in both Montreal, Canada and in Phoenix, Arizona. To learn more about CollectorVision Games and Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan, please visit https://collectorvision.com.

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