Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Bomberland Cartridge Available! (C64)

Bomberland, one of the most long-awaited Commodore 64 games in recent history has finally arrived and is available to buy now as either a cartridge or downloadable .CRT rom image from our shop!

We're super proud to have teamed up with Samar Productions on this one - developed by a two man team (primarily by designer, graphician and coder Michal 'Skull' Okowicki, with Owen 'Conrad' Crowley providing the audio and support), Bomberland is a hugely ambitious project for a debut game release. Exclusive to C64 cartridge (due to using the rom space as additional memory), the game supports up to five players in the classic multiplayer deathmatch mode as well as offering an epic 36-stage single player campaign over six different worlds, complete with boss fights.

Featuring gorgeous high resolution graphics that give the game a deceptively 16-bit feel, tons of different enemies, C128 enhancements, password saves, game-changing power-ups and multiple play modes, Bomberland supports both the CGA (Protovision) and HIT (by Excess and Hitmen) four-player adaptors and even includes full keyboard support, so you can play it solo on a stock C64/128 without any peripherals!

The game comes complete with a 32-page printed manual, two code sheets, a vinyl Samar Productions sticker and a double-sided poster that features an extensive monster info sheet on the reverse. The 64KB PCB is housed in an orange cartridge shell.

The cartridge version is available in two packaging types, a standard card carton and a more expensive 'deluxe version' that comes in a plastic case (a Universal Game Case with a specially cut foam insert to hold the cartridge as shown below). The standard version is priced at £25, whereas the deluxe version costs £30. Shipping is £4 for UK/Europe and £5 for the rest of the world.

Bomberland is also available to buy as a downloadable .CRT image to use via emulation or on real hardware devices such as the Ultimate 1541-II. Purchases of both physical versions include this download for free.