Gertie Goose is a tough old bird who spends her
time like most geese do, laying eggs, eating and generally
enjoying life in a goosey sort of way. All of a sudden
these halcyon days are rudely interrupted by the arrival
of an evil and vicious Demon King and his horrible minions.
This diabolical character decides to ruin Gertie's life
and steal her eggs, what a rotter! He does so, and wheels
them away to his numerous inner sanctums in the depths
of the forest where they look like doors sticking out
of the landscape.
case you didn't notice, Gertie Goose needs to
get round the table to win, but the Demon King
has hidden her eggs.
is where you come into the game. Playing Gertie, you
have to enter the forest, find the keys to the various
inner sanctums and recover the eggs. The Demon King,
being a really, really nasty piece of
work, has left his soldiers to guard the eggs and prevent
Gertie from rescuing them.
game takes place over a mufti-directional scrolling
landscape and is viewed from a camera perspective (like
International Soccer). The landscape is littered
with trees, rocks and other obstructions, which hinder
swift progress through the forest.
handsome shape of Gertie Goose is seen
outside a log cabin (?)
get the eggs Gertie must first find the keys to the
inner sanctums. These are dotted around the forest and
are picked up automatically when run over. When a key
is picked up, one of the doors of the inner sanctum
flashes. If you touch it then you are allowed entry
and can pick up the egg. Care has to be taken though,
each sanctum has a soldier guarding it and if he touches
Gertie then a quarter of the egg is lost to the Demon
King. If, when Gertie has collected all the eggs, the
Demon King has more eggs than Gertie, then you lose.
If Gertie has the most then she wins and the Demon King
is dispelled and she's free to live her own life again
like all liberated geese should merely awaiting retirement
-- and the eiderdown.
Gertie's search she is pursued by the evil one's soldiers
which makes it difficult to collect more pieces of egg
than the Demon King. If you manage to solve the game,
though, you can up the difficulty level on the title
screen and try again.