Dudes with Attitude is not the 90s bro simulator that you crave. Rather, you pick from a plethora of yellow heads (with attitude, naturally), choose your one-screen stage, and off you go.
The goal is to collect all the differently colored jewels before time runs out. Your head starts off yellow, but as you pass through large colored gems (larger than the jewels), your head changes color to match the color of said gem. Once the head is green, you can collect the green jewels, blue head with blue jewels, etc. Your head never stops moving horizontally once you start the stage, which adds significantly to the challenge.
Each stage usually has at least one obstacle to get in your way, like doors, snakes, or spinning blades. Two hits and you’re dead, although some stages have first aid kit squares which replenish your health – provided you continue hitting them. The thirty-two puzzles included won’t give you sleepless nights, but they will provide an afternoon of puz-tacular delights.
The misleading name might make the game sound like a beat-em-up, where you smack down dudes that run the streets in Anycity U.S.A.. Don’t be fooled. Dudes with Attitude is pure rampaging heads and problem solving.
PUBLISHER/DEVELOPER: American Video Entertainment
GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: 1990 – (US)