Last updated on November 14th, 2023 at 10:38 am
SPACEMAN SPLORF is a game by Pond Software Ltd. for Commodore64
The game is a high score chaser where you play as Spaceman Splorf and try to survive as long as possible while collecting points.
- The objective of the game is to survive as long as possible while collecting points.
- The game has various enemies and obstacles that you must avoid.
- The game has a simple control scheme that is easy to pick up.
– The game received positive reviews from Vintage is The New Old and Lemon64.
– The game’s graphics and music were praised by reviewers.
Overall, Spaceman Splorf: Planet of Doom is a fun and challenging high score chaser with simple controls and great graphics and music. If you’re a fan of retro games and the Commodore 64, Spaceman Splorf: Planet of Doom is definitely worth checking out.
The game can be played using the keyboard or a joystick in port 2.
Pressing space or fire during the intro will skip to the title screen.
Pressing space or fire on the title screen will start the game.
Pressing space or fire ingame will make Splorf move upwards, away from the planet surface.
Releasing the space bar or fire button will make Splorf drop towards the planet.
Press F1 to select music 1-8 or silence
Press F3 to turn sound effects on/off
These keys work both ingame and on the title screen. You can also use a joystick to select music/sfx while on the title screen.
If a second SID chip is installed at $d420-$d4e0, it will be autodetected when the game starts, enabling the option to play sound effects and music simultaneously.
If you are using VICE to play, you can enable a second sid chip in the settings menu under SID settings. Make sure to activate the second sid somewhere in the region of $d420-$d4e0, and make sure to enable this before you load the game.
Programming by Andreas Gustafsson
Graphics, music and manual by Vanja Utne
Disk routines by Per Olofsson