Jim Power in Mutant Planet © 1993 Micro World
Jim Power is a futuristic side-scroller plaform game by the french company Loriciel. The president's daughter has been kidnapped by a mean mutant called vulghor. He has taken her to his mutant planet, and it is Jim's duty to bring her back. Jim has now been beamed up through the cosmos in a green burst of light and is about to land on the Mutant Planet. Once on the ground, Jim Power can use a laser gun and also charge up a powerful, but limited, Smart Bomb attack. Each stage is divided into sub-sections and special keys need to be collected along the way to unlock them. Each level has also a time limit (which can be increased by collecting little clocks) and Jim will lose a precious life if he doesn't reach the end of the area before the final countdown. Jim will also suffer instant death if hit by an enemy and will have to start the section all over again. One of the great feature of Jim Power is the variation in level design. At the end of the first stage, for instance, Jim grabs a jet-pack and flies off at full speed and the game turns into a horizontal shooter for a short time. The game counts many large stages and a simple password system allows the player to save his progress at the end of each one of them.
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