CollectorVision Games’ retro platformer Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan is celebrating Día de los Muertos and Halloween with a massive sale and quality-of-life improvements!

Today, the Nintendo Switch and Steam versions will drop to a wallet-friendly $9.99. Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan will remain on sale through Monday, November 10. (The Nintendo of Europe sale will run November 11-24.)


But wait – there’s more! The Steam version has been further polished after some early feedback; the Switch port will match the Steam version once it passes Lot Check.
Updated Controls: Added a keyboard mapping option and changed controller default controls so both Y and A are now assigned to Attack. The “Up + Attack” feature – intended for those using the awesome NES-style Switch controller – is now disabled by default (preventing accidental use by those using the standard controllers).
Improved Difficulty Balance: The game is now more forgiving; players remain invincible a little longer after taking a hit – and a brand new save spot has been included at a convenient location early in the game.


In this pixel-perfect homage to Commodore 64’s classic Montezuma’s Revenge, you play as Sydney Hunter – an explorer who gets trapped inside a Mayan pyramid while he’s out exploring! He soon discovers that the “Feathered Serpent” Kukulkan has broken up the sacred Haab calendar into seven individual pieces and has hidden them inside a pyramid.

Widespread chaos and a time freeze will certainly follow if the Haab calendar isn’t located and put back together. With the support of the local Mayan population, Sydney Hunter must now find all seven pieces of the Haab calendar, defeat Kukulkan, and return peace and balance to the Mayan civilization.

Are you ready to beat the Curse of the Mayan?


Play through a challenging single-player campaign inspired by Mayan gods, culture, and history.
Unearth two different endings!
Enjoy 8-bit style graphics accompanied by an awesome chiptune soundtrack.
Battle against 13 powerful Mayan gods and mini-bosses.
Collect relics & weapon upgrades to increase your chances of survival!


Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan is available on Steam and the Nintendo Switch. To celebrate Día de los Muertos/Halloween, the game will be discounted by 50% October 28 through November 10 – dropping $10.00 from $19.99 to $9.99. (The Nintendo of Europe sale will start a little later – running November 11-24 on each country’s eShop.)

About Gamester81

John "Gamester81" Lester started playing video games at a very young age. His first ever console that he played was a Colecovision, quickly followed by an Atari 2600, and his passion for video games hasn't stopped. In 2008 John decided to start a video game review show on YouTube called Gamester81 by reviewing rare and retro video game systems and games. His show quickly grew in popularity, and he became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community. He is also one of the hosts of the All Gen Gamers Podcast which is a bimonthly podcast for people and video games of all generations. Some of John's other hobbies includes collecting Star Wars memorabilia (YouTube channel Starwarsnut77), playing classic arcade games (YouTube channel Gamester81Arcade), watching sports, and listening to music. John is a big fan of the 80's and 90's and in 2009 started a YouTube channel called NEStalgiaholic where he talks about nostalgic items and memories from his childhood. To see some of John's video's in 3D visit his YouTube channel Gamester81in3D. Favorite Systems: Colecovision, Commodore 64, NES, & SNES. Favorite Games: Donkey Kong Arcade, Atari Star Wars Arcade, Super Mario 3, Final Fantasy II, & Goldeneye 007