Using various jumping techniques, attempt to clear 60 bizarre obstacle courses.
When I first started reviewing, I came across a little game called Hurdler. It was a game of skill and dexterity presented in glorious wide-screen. I loved it, but for some reason never reviewed it. Flash forward a few years and just as I rediscover it, the game gets a swish update with twice the levels as the original. Brilliant.
Using only the arrow keys, you are given a variety of bizarre obstacles to overcome. These include the eponymous hurdles, brick walls, holes in the ground, floating mines, banana peels and stacks of garbage cans.
With the press of a button, your little hurdler will launch himself over the obstacle. Up launches him high for the large obstacles. Down will instigate a small jump. Pressing right will fling the olympian a great distance forward and the left button corresponds with a dainty little jump.
Its surprising how little changes in a level can effect how you behave - and of course the comedically bloody demise if you miss a jump. The levels are constantly re-inventing themselves as new challenges await you through each of the 60 total levels.