Spud's Quest is an adventure game for Windows that draws its inspiration from the classic games of yesteryear, most notably the Dizzy, Zelda, and Metroid series. Take on the role of Spud and his friend Prince Charming on a journey to uncover four ancient elemental essences that have the power to remove a curse upon the royal family.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (16 reviews) - 75% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 31, 2014

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The Necromonads are at it again!! Colonists must in a orderly fashion proceed to the nearest shelter while the highly trained star pilot provides cover. Inspired by classic arcade shooters but with a twist. Captured colonists become infected and spread it to others. stop the Necromonads infection invasion now!


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About This Game

Spud's Quest is an adventure game for Windows that draws its inspiration from the classic games of yesteryear, most notably the Dizzy, Zelda, and Metroid series.

Take on the role of Spud and his friend Prince Charming on a journey to uncover four ancient elemental essences that have the power to remove a curse upon the royal family.


  • A rich fantasy-based world full of puzzles and secrets
  • Five brain-taxing temples/dungeons
  • Metroidvania style powerups


”Wow! It’s amazing to see you emulate our style of games 25 years after we created them. It’s clear that playing Dizzy as a child has made a big impression on you.”
- The Oliver Twins (creators of Dizzy)

"It does look cool! It's obvious which inspirations you have, but you seem to make it your own thing, in a great way"
- Markus Perrson / Notch (creator of Minecraft)

"There’s honestly nothing like the rewarding feeling of figuring out how to use an item or make it past that seemingly impassable door on your own, and in that regard, Spud’s Quest achieves its intended effect quite stunningly."
- GameZebo

"Spud's Quest is a love letter to the best of the retro metroidvanias out there. It's instantly enjoyable but provides plenty of challenge and exploration with just the right dose of humor."
- Jayisgames

"Spud’s Quest is a truly joyful experience"
- Twinfinite

"Spud’s Quest is one of the best nostalgia throwbacks on offer right now,"
- AmbushedGamer


System Requirements

    • OS: Minimum XP SP3 operating System, Supports Vista, 7 and 8
    • Processor: 200 Mhz Pentium processor or higher
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Must support minimum of Direct3D 9
    • Additional Notes: Internet Connection needed for Leaderboards
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
I was so excited when I discovered this game on here. The screenshots looked really charming and the description really sold me. It draws inspiration from Zelda and Metroid, woohoo! So when it was on sale I immediately got it.
And at frist, it seemed like it was the perfect game for me. It was a nice, dream-like fantasy world and I very much felt like I was a little kid again.

So Spud's Quest is a mix between a Platformer and an Adventure game. You jump around and pick up items to use at other points to continue in the story. There's temples like in Zelda and you gain new abilities like in a typical Metroidvania game. So far the game seems perfect for me. But there's a third title in the description, Dizzy. Which I've never heard of before. Apparently it was an Adventure title where you would pick up items and use them just like in this game. The only problem is, because it was an old game, you could only hold 4 items at a time.

For some reason, the developer of this game decided to not go with the time and limit your inventory to four slots. So at all times, you can only carry around 4 items. So when you find something new you think you might need, you need to drop another of your items. Then when you actually need it at some point (or think you do) you need to head all the way back to where you dropped it. At first this wasn't a problem, but after some time it got really annoying. It doesn't help that there seem to be a ton of red herings which you don't actually need.
Now some of you might be patient enough, but for me it was the reason to drop this game after the third temple (the ice temple). It just became too much of a hassle.

Another issue I had with the game were the enemies. At first, they're not much of an obstacle. The bats just fly around you randomly, so you can bascically can stand where you are and throw red dots (which is what Spud does as an attack). Sometimes they hit you and after a while you will be at low health. The only way I found to restore yourself is to pay for it with some NPCs placed in front of temples. It's actually quite tedious to go and get healed there. In my opinion, enemies should just have dropped health pickups instead of money to go and buy health with.
So the enemies weren't a problem, until SUDDENLY, you meet a new type of enemy, a kind of yeti. Which are way overpowered and caused me to drop down to low health A LOT. Which meant a lot of tedious running back to the healer.

The final straw for me was how buggy the game got in the third temple. The goal of it was to find babies and bring them back to the entrance. But carrying around the babies and throwing them was quite buggy. They didn't want to go where I thought the game wanted me to take them and in the end, the only way to beat this temple for me was to glitch them through walls.

If you don't think this (especially all the backtracking and the 4 item inventory) won't bother you, then please, get this game. It does play like a charming game from back in the 16 bit days and puzzlesolving can be quite rewarding. But you need patience.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Was really excited to play this game. Absolutely loved the Fantastic Dizzy games growing up which this attempts to pay homage to. I was however quite disappointed once I started playing this one however. The main difficulty of this game lies in its craftsmenship. Really poor hit detection and faulty controls make it very frustrating to play. I made it halfway through the game, 4 hours for me, when an irreversible error left the game unplayable from that point. Items get stuck in the walls with no way to recover them, and guess what? That's it, the game is broken and you can't play any further. I can't possibly reccommend this game.
It wasn't fun.
It broke.
It was unoriginal.
And again, it broke.
I want those 6 hours of my life back.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
A great retro style platformer. Good mix of puzzle solving and platforming, great old school feel. You gain abilities as you play through, for example Might the power to push and pull certain objects etc. You can switch between two characters, Spud and the Prince who is a frog. Tho the prince doesnt do much, but there is parts where you need him to open doors for yea.

The controls are fluid. The gameplay consists of you going around doing quest for people and going into dungeons, killing stuff etc. The only issue i've found, is the inventory. Nothing big, but its small. You'll find yourself dropping items in order to get other ones. So you have only take what you need. Other then that, I'd give this and 8/10.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
275.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
What is Spuds Quest?

Spuds Quest is a retro 2D adventure game reminiscent of the Dizzy franchise from the 1990s. Developed by Solo Developer Chris Davis, Spuds Quest sends you on a whimsical journey through an age of gaming gone by.

Why you should care about it[/b][/u]

“Take on the role of Spud and his friend Prince Charming on a journey to uncover four ancient elemental essences that have the power to remove a curse upon the royal family.”

Spuds Quest is a exceptional gem of a game, rarely seen in todays indie scene. It ensnares you from the start; a double punch combination of it’s stunning pixel art and captivating gameplay of yesteryear that will have you ravenous for more. You’ll soon find yourself settling in for a quick game of Spuds Quest after work, only to look up and realize that it’s 6AM and the sun is rising.

You begin the game as Spud; a small, blue ball man, after being rudely awakened by a frog that fell from the ceiling. Before you can hobble out of your bed and teach the frog a lesson for wrecking your roof, however, it begins to shout at you in a familiar voice. The Prince! This frog is none other than the one and only Prince Charming. After finding out about the Prince’s unfortunate transformation at the hands of an ancient wizard recently freed from a magical prison, you head off to search for answers. You play as either Spud or Prince charming; with the option to switch at any time. Each have their own strengths and weaknesses, and you’ll need to utilize both in order to finish the quest. As you hop, swim and swing around the world of Spuds Quest (Through rain, sun and cloud cover) you’ll begin to unravel the mystery behind the prince’s transformation.

The Verdict[/u][/b]

• 2D Platformer
• Adventurous Gameplay
• Deep Story
• Great OST
• Neat weather system
Spuds Quest is a great throwback to the era of SNES’s and Sega Genesis’s, and will leave older gamers a great feeling of nostalgia from the gorgeously crisp pixel artwork and chiptune soundtrack, and younger generations will appreciate it for all the same reasons. Spuds Quest is one of the best nostalgia throwbacks on offer right now, and you will not be disappointed picking this up.

[Note: I am the original author of the Ambushed Gamer article :3]
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2014
Spud's Quest is an absolute gem and incredible value for money.


This spud, this potato, this bit of a vegetable, this starchy,
tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanumtuberosum L. He's
an every man, an every spud. Just a normal guy, until...a frog falls
through the roof. I know, I know, cliche or what! Passe! But wait,
he's no normal frog he's a prince. This frog formally known as prince
is in a bit of bother, his whole royal family has been turned into
little amphibians by an evil wizard and it's up to you to make things

That's your story in a nutshell pretty much, that's your raison d'être
anyway, but everything else story wise comes from the absolutely crazy
amount of characters throughout the game. Not that is fleshes out the
story in any meaningful way in fact most of the characters in the game
seem almost solipsistic in their narrow mindedness, it's humorous
though and it's clear the creator of this game is from the Midlands
(as am I) the humor is acerbic and very dead pan, I can't actually
think of a time a character was glad to see me, quick though they are
to ask for something, typical isn't it. Anyway, the writing is mature,
funny and self aware something you can't say about most games nowadays
especially in this genre. I'm gonna knock out a terribly reductive
word to describe the story of this game, 'charming'. It's true though,
it's really charming but I mean it in the truest sense of the word
you'll know what I mean after playing it.


CHARMING! Oh sorry, where was I, the game looks beautiful, it's all 2D
and sprite-y with sprites! It feels so thoughtful in the way it looks,
like every aspect of the level design was pored over with utter love
and care. It's a labour of love and it shows throughout. Spud himself
is a bundle of determination, every aspect of his being shows he's
capable of anything,the fact that he's been dragged into all this
pretty much against his will is not enough to put this guy off, all of
this shown through some fantastic artwork and this doesn't just apply
to spud himself, the whole game oozes with character, every screen is
beautifully realised and the variety is pretty outstanding, green and
joyful one moment, dark and decrepit the next. The world that
surrounds Spud is expansive and ever full of intrigue.

The music is also wonderful and evocative, it easily matches the
quality of the visuals to create a incredibly polished package. That's
whats so unbelievable about this game it's created by one person,


It's all good so far, I'd even go as far as to say it's great but
platforming games are difficult to perfect, everything has to feel
just right, it doesn't matter if it looks great, sounds great and has
a good story if your platformer doesn't platform correctly then it's
all for naught. Thankfully it's super responsive, it feels exacting
and precise in a way few platformers manage, I'm looking at you
Littlebigplanet you big load of float.

Spud handles superbly, other than being able to jump he can throw
things, when I say 'things' that's because I'm not sure what it is he
is throwing, but by god can he throw them, and when you throw whatever
it is he is throwing into water, the water splashes! I don't know why
that matters so much but it's the sort of thing you expect to be
missing, mainly because it doesn't matter if the water splashes but it
does splash and that makes me happy, okay? He can also climb, pull
blocks and flip switches he's a swiss army spud. His froggy chum can
also interact with things which comes in handy when solving puzzles,
puzzles play a big part of this game mainly because that's where the
challenge comes from. They're bloody difficult too, it also makes this
game indefinite in length, who's to say you'll solve a certain puzzle,
at all! Good luck cheating your way through with a walkthrough and
believe me I tried, at the time of writing this I can't find any
definite solutions, even the people on the Spud's Quest forum talk in
riddles as to not ruin the challenge. I'm glad of it actually, it's
hard but fair and 99% of the time the solution was staring me in the
face but I was just too daft to see it. When you do solve something
you either get that lovely warm gloaty feeling when solving something
difficult, the rest of the time you feel like a prat for not getting
it sooner, either way the puzzles are enjoyable in their variety, they
also make story sense, you're not unlocking a door by solving puzzles
with matchsticks or something silly like that. You're in ancient tombs
kicking around Goonies style.

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