Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan
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Developer: CollectorVision Games
Content Rating: Everyone
You play as Sydney Hunter, an explorer who gets trapped inside a Maya pyramid while he is out exploring the region. Sydney soon discovers that Kinich Ahau (the Maya sun god) and Kukulkan (the feathered serpent god) have broken up the sacred Maya Haab calendar into seven separate pieces, has taken four precious idols, and are hiding them throughout the pyramid. This all comes during the time of Wayab; the five unlucky days of the year. This has caused great chaos, and time to freeze if the Haab calendar isn’t found and put back together in time. The local Maya now ask Sydney to go out and find all seven pieces of the Haab calendar, reclaim the important idols, defeat the Maya gods, and bring peace and balance back to the Maya civilization. In doing so restoring time to continue…
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There are also steep difficulty spikes that more casual players will struggle with, particularly with some of the more formidable boss fights – some of which specialise in one-hit kill attacks that can be tough to avoid. Nevertheless, Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan is a decent platformer that more than justifies its asking price with impressive longevity and smooth, compelling gameplay.
Ultimately, Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan is a fun but flawed platformer. The gameplay is mostly enjoyable, until you’ve collected loot from a dozen challenging rooms and then fall in a pit and lose all progress to that point. There are shops where you can buy healing potions, health upgrades, and spare keys, but none of these help with instant-death flames or other hazards. While the adventure held my attention for a little while, eventually the backtracking and repetition wore me down.