Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus


This is a re-creation of the original game developed in 1972 by Gregory Yob (June 18, 1945 - October 13, 2005) who wanted to create a game that was better and more interesting than those currently available.

In this game, you are in a cave of 20 rooms mapped as a dodecahedron, where each room connects to 3 other rooms. The caves do contain hazards. Super bats - in 2 caves - that can pick you up and drop you anywhere at random and bottomless pits - in 2 caves - which meant instant death if either of these rooms was entered (or if you were dropped in one of these rooms by a super bat). The hunter's weapon is bow and 5 "crooked" arrows. When shooting, the hunter can specify up to 5 connected rooms to which the arrow is to go so that, once it is determined where the Wumpus is, an arrow can be shot at him from any nearby room

While there have been many variations of this game created with various "improvements", including graphical representations and various changes to the cave layout, hazards faced, and weapon used, many of these miss the point of the logic required to get the Wumpus. Thus, I decided to stay faithful to the original so this game is entirely text based. The only change I have made is to adapt the game to use input methods more suited to Android based phones and tablets. Other than that, this game is the original as created by Gregory Yob.

By applying logic and exercising care, it is usually possible to win the game but it requires that the player work out the details of the map, including the room numbering.

Visit the developer's web site (http://www.cyberspyder.com/Android/wumpus.html) for more details.

If you enjoy the game, leave us a good review and check out "Hunt the Wumpus 2" for more challenges. If you run into any problems, please contact us so we can resolve any issues.
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4.3
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12
Installs
500+
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File size
129 kb
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About Hunt the Wumpus
This is a re-creation of the original game developed in 1972 by Gregory Yob (June 18, 1945 - October 13, 2005) who wanted to create a game that was better and more interesting than those currently available.

In this game, you are in a cave of 20 rooms mapped as a dodecahedron, where each room connects to 3 other rooms. The caves do contain hazards. Super bats - in 2 caves - that can pick you up and drop you anywhere at random and bottomless pits - in 2 caves - which meant instant death if either of these rooms was entered (or if you were dropped in one of these rooms by a super bat). The hunter's weapon is bow and 5 "crooked" arrows. When shooting, the hunter can specify up to 5 connected rooms to which the arrow is to go so that, once it is determined where the Wumpus is, an arrow can be shot at him from any nearby room

While there have been many variations of this game created with various "improvements", including graphical representations and various changes to the cave layout, hazards faced, and weapon used, many of these miss the point of the logic required to get the Wumpus. Thus, I decided to stay faithful to the original so this game is entirely text based. The only change I have made is to adapt the game to use input methods more suited to Android based phones and tablets. Other than that, this game is the original as created by Gregory Yob.

By applying logic and exercising care, it is usually possible to win the game but it requires that the player work out the details of the map, including the room numbering.

Visit the developer's web site (http://www.cyberspyder.com/Android/wumpus.html) for more details.

If you enjoy the game, leave us a good review and check out "Hunt the Wumpus 2" for more challenges. If you run into any problems, please contact us so we can resolve any issues.

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A Google User
Aug 20, 2014
Excellent! Well worth buying v2 which has this plus extra maps! Great game!
A Google User
Jun 25, 2014
Lol First try, the wumpus was in room 19 and I was in room 18 I moved into room 19, it moved into 18 I shoot and hit it. I won in two turns. funny how things work.
A Google User
Feb 11, 2014
Fun. I hadn't encountered this game as a kid. But I remember the Women's from MULE. This text adventure is a nice surprise. Text adventures spark the imagination.
A Google User
Jul 31, 2013
Fond Memories I'm an old geezer who played this on my Kaypro II back in the early 80's. Today I saw a young lady playing Snake and I mentioned this game to her. When she Googled it, she got some crazy version with GRAPHICS - DOH! I'm glad this is back in the original version, if only to show the kids how WE used to game! Thanks for the memories!
A Google User
Apr 16, 2013
Fond Memories I'm an old geezer who played this on my Kaypro II back in the early 80's. Today I say a young lady playing Snake and I mentioned this game to her. When she Googled it, she got some crazy version with GRAPHICS - DOH! I'm glad this is back in the original version, if only to show the kids how WE used to game! Thanks for the memories!