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Janitor Joe

The Janitor Joe title screen, which contains a cute demo.

The Janitor Joe title screen, which contains a cute demo.

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Joe is the Janitor on an automated space station. Unfortunatly, the Robots have gone Berzerk!!! And after Joe, the only Human they know of. What more of a story do you need. In this cute little game, you have to make it through 5 different levels on board the space station.

It was written in five days by Kevin Bales in basic, then compiled and released as freeware on a BBS. It is also known as Jump Joe. The game was widely distributed and played when it spread out on other BBSs. For a game Kevin Bales didn't intend to sell, Janitor Joe is surprisingly complete and fun to play.

While playing through all the rooms, many obstacles are on Joe's way: The Mad Robots, Long Jumps and Falls and also Low Oxygen. Special devices like slides and lifts will help Joe.

It is also worth it to look for the 'Special room', a secret corridor between rooms. Here you may get many extra men and points. It also contains a hint on how to play any room you want!

If you want to play Janitor Joe, click here: janitorjoe.zip to download it!

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thumbnail The Janitor Joe title screen, which contains a cute demo.
Janitor Joe
The Janitor Joe title screen, which contains a cute dem...
thumbnail The first level: Station # 1. This one's already pretty hard, as you'll have to time your jumps very carefully.
Janitor Joe
The first level: Station # 1. This one's already pretty...
thumbnail Welcome to the SPECIAL Room !!! You may get many extra men & points here... (And a cheatcode)
Janitor Joe
Welcome to the SPECIAL Room !!! You may get many extra ...
thumbnail The second level: The Slides. These take a while to get used to.
Janitor Joe
The second level: The Slides. These take a while to get...
thumbnail The Elevators. These also take a while to get used to.
Janitor Joe
The Elevators. These also take a while to get used to.
thumbnail What's next? Invisible Ladders in the fourth level!
Janitor Joe
What's next? Invisible Ladders in the fourth level!
thumbnail Congradulations!! You have escaped!! (sic)
Janitor Joe
Congradulations!! You have escaped!! (sic)

Tagged:

Kevin bales   Cga graphics   Basic   Gwbasic   Janitor   Robot   Space station   Special room  

Comments:

achieweragews (5 years ago)
I assumed likewise. That's the reason I love this site so much.
Nate (5 years ago)
I play the heck out of this game on my Tandy 1000 EX with two 5 1/4" floppy drives, no hard drive. lol...
Phil Thornton (6 years ago)
Oh yeah! The cyan and magenta masterpiece that is Janitor Joe! I loved this game, I was only 5 but I played it non-stop on my Tandy 2000!

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