Adventure Island is a game developed by the Hudson Soft Company in 1986.
In the South Pacific, Master Higgins lives peacefully by wearing only a grass skirt and a hat.
This is until the evil wizard decides to capture Tina and keep her hostage. It’s up to Master Higgins to collect throwing axes, fireballs and skateboards to help his noble quest.
The game is a side scroller, Master Higgins crosses the screen from left to right and collects the power ups through giant eggs.
A skateboard is included which guarantees a noticeable improvement in speed, at least until Master Higgins is hit and loses his power. If it’s not on a skateboard, a hit means instant death.
Another important element of the game is the hunger that is displayed through a constantly decreasing indicator. If it reaches zero, the hero dies and the only way to fill that indicator is to collect food along the way.
Bosses are present at the end of the levels, up to the same evil wizard.