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The Man with the Golden Joystick, starring RetroHitch is a ZX Spectrum game, in the style of the classic platformers from back in the day.

New for 2023 - a couple of bugfixes & a new loading screen. Enjoy!

Planeta Sinclair called this "one of the best platformers of recent times", stating "what we liked most about The Man with the Golden Joystick is its immense gameplay, bordering on perfection." Read the full review here: http://planetasinclair.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-man-with-golden-joystick.html

You can watch & follow RetroHitch here: www.twitch.tv/retrohitch

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
Tags8-Bit, Action-Adventure, Feel Good, Homebrew, Parody, Singleplayer, ZX Spectrum


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HitchFinalULA+Fix.tap 44 kB

Development log


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Wow!! Great job. I'ts very funnny and addictive!!! The jump control is more accurate than manic miner. Congrats!

Nice one, thank you very much.  I'm really glad you enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘


Room 237, twins,  Here's Johnny!  ;-)


That room is dedicated to my best mate Hicks. He owns a B&B now and loves King so... Perfect :) Thanks for playing!

hehe ๐Ÿ˜†


Will be buying the physical for this, here's my little video of it...

Awesome!! Thank you very much for this. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘



Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘


Thank you for playing :)


Nice game!


Thanks dude :) And ty for the youtube.

Cheers! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘


Quite possibly the greatest Spectrum game ever made. We waited 40 years for this! OK, joking but it is brilliant, ty so much to all who download the game, thank you for the donations to Safe in our World! Already breached 100 UK pounds!

Love the game too, really well done Dave and Nate, ty so much for bringing this project alive!

Cheers mate!  So glad you enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘