Thing on a Spring
Thing On A Spring is a side-scrolling platform/puzzle game produced in 1985 for the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64 by Gremlin Graphics. Gameplay involves controlling a character resembling Zebedee from The Magic Roundabout through a toy factory while avoiding evil toys.
|Thing On A Spring|
|Publisher(s)||Microprojects for Gremlin Graphics|
|Genre(s)||Platform / Puzzle|
The game was written by Jason Perkins, Anthony Clarke and the graphics were by Mark Rogers, with musical score composed by Rob Hubbard, his first composition for a game. In his Zzap!64 review, Julian Rignall exclaimed, "The sound is unbelievable, I won't describe it but just wait until you hear it; words fail."
Along with Rockford from the game Boulder Dash, the Thing On A Spring character became a regular graphic element printed in the margins of Zzap!64.
Thing Bounces Back was released as a sequel in 1987, also by Gremlin.
Thing on a Spring was given an overall rating of 93% in issue 4 of Zzap!64 magazine, earning it a "Sizzler" rating.