Hundra was one of the most prominent (Spanish) action adventure games released for the MSX, ZX Spectrum, and Amstrad CPC home computers. It was loosely inspired by the 1983 Hundra, an Italian-Spanish fantasy film, but not actually based on it.
STORY / GAMEPLAY Loki, a Norse god has tricked Jorund an old Viking king into trespassing at the forbidden garden of the Norns. Divine treasures are found there as well as nymphs, some female divinities, more beautiful than a human eye can ever stare at. Enraged, the gods banish Jorund to the kingdom of Lukx, from where no one has ever returned. His daughter, a beautiful warrior named Hundra is not going to simply accept this. If her father dies in exile, he will not be going to Valhalla! So she makes the pilgrimage to Asgard and informs the gods about Loki's betrayal. The Gods admit their mistake and regret for their harsh reaction, but the verdict is already written: Exile!. So Hundra proposes an offer to the Norse gods: To gain her father's freedom, she will retrieve three stolen sacred gems from the kingdom of Lukx and give them to the gods. And there is where the game begins...! Hundra travels through dark places, fighting and shooting demonic creatures and jumping on dangerous platforms. Her only hope is her projectile magic skills with which she can shoot a kind of fireballs towards the enemies. The gameplay is very tough (as in most Dinamic's games) and sometimes it might become frustrating for the player. Give it a try and see for yourself whether you can stand the challenge and finally save Jorund!
GRAPHICS / SOUND Well the graphics are nice here, and colorful enough considering the ZX Spectrum hardware. The animation is quite smooth with large sprites on screen. the game looks pretty similar to the CPC version (with the latter using a few more colors). The game features a nice introductory tune, but it's almost soundless during gameplay!
CPU: Z80 @ 3.5 MHz MEMORY: 16 KB / 48 KB / 128 KB GRAPHICS: Video output is through an RF modulator and was designed for use with contemporary portable television sets, for a simple colour graphic display. Features a palette of 15 shades: seven colours at two levels of brightness each, plus black. The image resolution is 256x192 with the same colour limitations. SOUND: Early models (48k) had sound output through a beeper on the machine itself. This is capable of producing one channel with 10 octaves. Late models (128k) fetured a three-channel audio via the AY-3-8912 chip, MIDI compatibility