The player controls Master Higgins, a youngman who ventured to Adventure Island in the South Pacific afterhearing that the Evil Witch Doctor kidnapped PrincessLeilani.
To rescue her, Higgins must survive a series of 32 stages. Thereare eight worlds called ‘areas’, which are divided four stages or’rounds’ each, which are further divided into fourcheckpoints.
When the player reaches the fourth round of each area, he mustconfront a boss at the end to continue to the next area. The gameis completed when the player saves the girl after defeating theeighth and final form of the evil lord.
Master Higgins (the player character) loses a life whenever hetouches an enemy, an enemy’s attack or a fire roast, or when hefalls into a pitfall or a body of water.
Moreover, the player also has a health gauge that starts out with11 points, which gradually depletes over time or whenever Higginstrips on a rock in his path.
When Higgins’ health gauge reaches zero, he will lose a life aswell. If Higgins still has extra lives left, he will revive at thelast checkpoint he passed through.
The game ends when all of Higgins’ lives runs out. To replenish hishealth, Higgins can pick up numerous fruits (or a milk bottle) onhis path (his maximum health reaches up to 13 points). When theplayer’s score reaches 50,000 points, 100,000 points, and 200,000points, Higgins will receive an extra life.
Finding a bee-like fairy known as Honey Girl will grant Higginsinvincibility for fifteen seconds and allow him to kill enemieswith a single touch.
Higgins starts off each life without the ability to attack and canonly gain the ability to attack by picking up a stone axe, whichcan be found in specific spots in each stage. When Higgins iswielding the stone axe, he can trade it for magical fireballs thathave longer range and are capable of destroying rocks and rollingstones (which are invulnerable to the stone axe).
To break an egg, the player must touch it or hit with a weapontwice. In addition to weapons, there are numerous bonus items stuckinside. There is also a negative item, the ‘eggplant’, which drainsHiggins’ life meter.
Some of the eggs are not immediately visible in plain sight. Thelocations of these ‘hidden eggs’ are usually indicated when aweapon thrown by a player disappears before falling to the groundand are uncovered by jumping at the indicated spot.
Some of these hidden spots don’t contain hidden eggs, but instead acloud that will warp the player to a bonus stage, which is insteaduncovered by standing still for a short period of time. At thebonus stages, the player can collect a series of fruits (each worth500 points regardless of the type) until Higgins falls into apitfall. However, instead of losing a life, he will return to theregular stage at the next checkpoint.
At the fourth round of each area, Higgins will confront a differentform of the Evil Witch Doctor, the game’s boss character. He hasthe ability to change his head by up to eight different types.Higgins must defeat him by striking his head a specific amount oftimes with his weapon.
The number of hits required to defeat him increases with each area(his first form requires eight hits and every subsequent formrequires two additional hits until the eighth and final form, whichrequires 22 hits).
When the Evil Witch Doctor is defeated, he will change his head andescape to the next area. He uses the same attack in each form, withthe only thing that changes besides his durability are his mobilityspeed and the speed of his fireball attacks. When Higgins defeatshis final form, the Evil Witch Doctor will fall into a pit and thegirl will be rescued.
Direction Pad: moves Master Higgins left or right
A Button: Master Higgins jumps
B Button: shoots weapons or hold while running/jumping to make himrun faster/jump farther
*This game doesn’t support Android 8.0+