Last updated on September 8th, 2023 at 10:56 am
C64anabalt is a Commodore 64 game developed by RGCD in 2011. It is an official conversion of the indie flash game Canabalt by Adam ‘Atomic’ Saltsman and Danny Baranowsky.
C64anabalt is a simple one-button game where the player controls a character who automatically runs forward at an ever-increasing speed. The player must jump over obstacles and gaps to avoid falling and dying. The game’s graphics are simple but effective, with a monochrome color scheme that adds to the overall sense of urgency and tension. The game’s sound effects and music are also noteworthy, with a catchy soundtrack that adds to the overall sense of fun and excitement.
C64anabalt features a high score system that encourages players to beat their previous scores. The game’s one-button gameplay is easy to learn but hard to master, making it a challenging and addictive experience. The game’s simplicity and retro style make it a unique experience that is worth checking out.
– C64anabalt was praised for its faithful conversion of the original Canabalt game and its retro style
– The game was released on a physical cartridge in limited quantities, making it a collector’s item for retro gaming enthusiasts
– C64anabalt was featured in a tool-assisted speedrun (TAS) video on YouTube, where the game was completed in just over 21 minutes
C64anabalt is a simple but addictive one-button game that is worth checking out for its retro style and high score system. If you’re a fan of retro gaming or just looking for a unique and engaging experience, C64anabalt is a game that should not be missed. The game’s simplicity and catchy soundtrack make it a unique experience that is still enjoyable today.
There are two versions of C64anabalt available; one with a SID chip conversion of Danny B.’s original score by Mikkel Hastrup (Encore), and an alternative build featuring music from the PC indie game ThrustBurst by Andreas Slotte (Ghormak). Unfortunately it wasn’t possible to fit them both into a single 16KB ROM, so we’ve made two versions available to order (more on that in a bit) or download.
Interestingly, there is a second unofficial version of Canabalt available for the C64 that was developed by Andreas Varga (Mr. SID). The two versions were developed without the coders’ knowledge that each other were porting the same game. Mr. SID’s version featured the RUN track by Encore and this was reused for the official build with his kind permission. Check out his fantastic C64 Prince of Persia conversion if you get a chance! ;)
Playing The Game
To play C64anabalt you will need either a real C64 (and a method of transferring the game over to it) or an emulator. For emulator users, we recommend VICE, as it works on a variety of systems and is very user friendly. Just download the emulator and either attach the cartridge images themselves or drag and drop the .d64 file into the open program window.
Like the original, C64anabalt is a simple one-button game. The anonymous game character automatically runs onward at an ever increasing speed, and the only control open to the player is to make him jump by pressing fire on the joystick attached to port 2. Whilst you attempt your daring escape over the rooftops (and through the buildings) of the war-torn cityscape you’ll encounter a variety of hazards and different ways to die.
- A Commodore 64/128/GS (PAL/NTSC).
- A joystick/joypad.
- A VDU preferably connected to a loud sound-system.
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