The Mayan Mystery is a retro-inspired metroidvania with an emphasis on exploration. You play as Mitch, and with the help of your best friend (Otis) and mentor (Dr.A), must stop Horatio Hawk from escaping the Mayan temple with a magical artifact! This is the first in a series of games that will take the Adventures Apes from one location to the next, one era to the next, all in an effort to keep the world's most precious treasures out of Horatio's hands! The full version one the Adventure Apes Webpage has 5 bosses and more than 100 rooms plus an illustrated instruction booklet! :)
A cornucopia of cartoony content! The fully illustrated instruction manual's first stages are revealed
Posted by ScaryPotato on May 27th, 2012
Part of my master plan for the Mayan Mystery has always been to include an instruction booklet like you'd get in the games of old. Sure, games now still have instructions, but they're mostly screenshots of the game. I always loved the old manuals with their drawings and sketches. It was exciting in its own way to flip through the pages, and see what awaits you in the game! That's my reason for wanting to include this with the game; to bring that extra dimension to the whole gaming experience.
Anyhow, I spent a good part of the day drawing out the enemies that are in the Mayan Mystery and slapped them all into one image here:
The next step is going to do up the bosses and items found throughout the game. After that, I'll have to put everything into a PDF as a booklet. There will be all the typical info you'd expect to find in the manual, along with map sketches for each level. The plan is to have the instruction booklet available for free from the website, but would like to include it along with the full version of the game when it's done.