Blagger Remake


Blagger is a platform game created by Antony Crowther and released by Alligata for the Commodore 64 and BBC Micro computers in 1983, Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC (through Amsoft) and MSX in 1984 and Commodore 16/Commodore Plus/4 in 1985. In some countries this game was released under the name Gangster. The gameplay is similar to that of Manic Miner, also released in 1983. A sequel, Son of Blagger, was released in 1984 with a third and final title Blagger Goes to Hollywood released in 1985.

Blagger Remake


Year : 1984
Developper : Aligata
Genre : Platform
Year of Remake : 2003
Music : Flash
Code : Andy Noble
Additional Code : Gigatron
Level and Map: Musti


>Alligata was a computer games developer and publisher based in Sheffield in the UK in the 1980s.
The company was founded by Mike Mahoney and Dave Palmer around 1982. They produced games for a number of home computers including the Commodore 64, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron and ZX Spectrum. They also published budget priced software under the Budgie label.
Dave Palmer left in October 1986 to set up the budget label Alternative Software. Mike Mahoney also left in 1988 with the company releasing its final games in 1989.
C64 :
1983 Alligata Software
Livingstone, I Presume?
1987 Alligata Software



Project description :

Son of blagger is a platform game made in 1983 for the commodore 64. It was written by Anthony Crowther (c.f http://www.the-commo…ther/Page1.html)
Anthony Crowther was a famous programmer at that time, as very often he was writing alone his games (doing programming, graphics and music). He was also a very prolific programmer, as he could write games in a few weeks. I was a fan of Anthony Crowther and i decided to make a remake of ‘Son of blagger’.
As i wanted the remake to look and behave as much as possible as the original game, i spent a lot of time doing reverse engineering of the C64 executable. I updated the graphics by smoothing them and adding light and shadow effects. This is the first trime i tried to program a game.


The goal of the player on each level is manipulate Blagger, a burglar, to collect the scattered keys and then reach the safe. The keys must be collected and the safe opened in a set amount of time. Blagger can walk either left or right, or jump left or right. He must avoid monster and deadly objects.

Keys :

Left and right arrows to move and space to jump.

The player can’t make ‘double jumps’, except if he is on a slide. Beyond a given distance, the falls are deadly, except if he is on a slide.

You can play the game here:


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