GOG release: “Titus the Fox: To Marrakech and Back”

Classic computer platformers that aren’t a port are quite rare, so it’s great to see Titus Interactive’s Titus the Fox: To Marrakech and Back make a return on GOG.

The reason why people get excited about GOG releases isn’t always that the games are DRM-free, but that sometimes a long forgotten gem of a game shows up in the catalogue that should be preserved for new generations of gamers to play. This happened with Disney’s “Aladdin”, “The Jungle Book” and “The Lion King”, but these were still console ports, unlike this title.

Story-wise there isn’t much to expect, as it’s the typical rescue mission, this time involving the titular fox getting his kidnapped sweetheart Suzy back from the other side of the Sahara desert. Unlike a certain Nintendo plumber, the hero can’t jump on his enemies’ heads, but instead has to throw objects at them. These are also needed to stack up and exit levels, adding a puzzle element to the jump and run proceedings.

Despite being released in the early 90s, the lovely background and character graphics in addition to smooth animations still look nice, while the soundtrack is particularly catchy. It might suffer from a steep difficulty curve, so it’s not really a kid’s game. But if one wants to experience the good old days, then this GOG-exclusive should be worth one’s time, as it shows that it doesn’t need a big publisher to succeed in the gaming market (although the publisher itself is no more).

Buy the game for PC on
GOG

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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