Clockwerx [Model SHVC-AQWJ-JPN]
A 23-year-old Nintendo Super Famicom Cart. by Tokuma Shoten Intermedia, Inc.
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): clockwer
クロックワークス © 1995 Tokuma Shoten Intermedia, Incorporated.
Clockwerx is a puzzle game by Callisto and Takuma Shoten. The game field is composed of gray dots and the player's avatar is a small walking character going clockwise around one of them, like the hands of a clock. The goal of the game is to maneuver our spinning hero and reach the level's exit, symbolized by a small flashing dot, the 'goal dot'. Our character is however 'glued' to the starting dot and never stops moving, or rotating, around it. Pressing one of the action button changes the rotation direction, and one button gets our character to jump to the nearest dot. Obstacles, such as colored rotating arrows and other hazards, are scattered around every stage and some can instantly kill the player.
Cartridge ID: SHVC-AQWJ-JPN
Originally called Clock Works, it was initially released in 1992 under the name Spin Doctor and was available for PC and Mac computers. In 1995, the game was enhanced and published by Spectrum Holobyte as 'Clockwerx'. Interestingly, Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of the immensely popular Tetris, is mentioned on the title screen but it is hard to know how involved he was with the game.
Clockwerx was released for the SFC on December 08, 1995 in Japan for 7800 Yen.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com