COMMODORE 64 VERSION
THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS (tm)
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That's it, another conversion of the RGB arcade game , this time for one of the biggest gaming platform of history, the Commodore 64. This is basically a scaled down version of the Atari-ST game. I could finish my review here but i need to fill the page ...
Don't be to affraid from the ugly title screen ( it's even worse than the GB1 game) ...ehm.. there's no title in fact ... because the rest of the GFX is not so bad.
Let's talk about GFX , as excepted , they are a little blocky but detailed (see image on the left) althogh some sprites (you got what a sprite is?) are really low resolution. What relly has good graphics are the landscape where you move. Don't even try to talk about animation 'cause 3 is the number of frames you can execept from this game. The sound is composed my the omni present GB theme which is played in loop throughout the levels. The quality is good and very similar to the GB1 game.
The gameplay itself is stil good with the 2player options simultanously avaible. It has all the features of the original version.
Get it if you are an old C64 user or relly don't like emulation ( the C64 emulator is easier to use than the AtariST one).
Here follow the RGB COMMODORE 64 docs based on Game Expirience:
Directions : move the GB
Fire hit once : shoot a projectile
Fire hold down : proton stream
To catch a ghost simply shoot at him with a proton stream , it will come to you
Top first line:"Ghosts" Number of Ghosts caught
NOTE: 50 ghost got troughout the levels give you a life
Top second line: number of lives
Top third line : player score
Green bar: Your Proton Pack energy , when completely black you can not shoot anymore.
Center first line: time left for completation.
NOTE: when the contdown reaches 0 you loose a life then the timer will start again
Center second line: Stage number
Documentation to be completed.
Nothing for now.
Get the Commodore 64 Real Ghostbusters game plus its emulator to run it on your computer. DOS emulator. Works in a Win9x Dos Box
Instructions and infos on how to launch and use the emulator are here.
For other platform (MacOS, Unix, DOS...) emulator check Zophar Domain.
Note: the game file itself (the .D64 file) is commom to all the platforms.