Ghosts (Commodore 64 Cassette 50 Game 34)

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Another poor Pac-Man clone, very much like Maze Eater from this very same compilation! Why do you need two clones of the same game on one tape Cassette 50? Why?

See the Amstrad version of Ghosts
See the Atari 8-bit version of Ghosts
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Ghosts
See the ZX81 version of Ghosts

Maze Eater (C64 Cassette 50 Game 1)

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And so it begins again. Another Cassette 50, another version of Maze Eater. And new to this round of Cassette 50 – commentary on the videos! Yeah! Here you go:

See the ZX Spectrum version of Maze Eater
See the Amstrad version of Maze Eater
See the Atari 8-bit version
See the Vic-20 version of Maze Eater
See the Dragon 32 version of Maze Eater
See the Acorn Electron version of Maze Eater
See the ZX81 Version of Maze Eater
Also similar to Ghosts on the Commodore 64 Cassette 50

Maze Eater (Acorn Electron Cassette 50 Game 1)

The first game on the cassette was Monster Maze. An unsatisfying and slow Pac-Man clone, but bereft of the power pills and excitement of that game. In fact, bereft of any enjoyment whatsoever. Despite this, it was actually one of the better games …

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The first game on the cassette was Maze Eater. An unsatisfying and slow Pac-Man clone, but bereft of the power pills and excitement of that game. In fact, bereft of any enjoyment whatsoever.

Despite this, it was actually one of the better games on the cassette as you’ll discover over the next few weeks, so I’m not going to be as harsh on it as I’m going to be to some of (most of) the others. I think I managed to collect all the cherries once, and then turned the game off as the 2nd level was identical to the first and I had no intention of doing it all again.

Here’s a 29 second video of me playing this for the first time in about 25 years. You can hear me mashing the keys to try and get some kind of response from my little blue man. The game actually running at a speed about as twice as fast as it did on my real Electron, which gives you some indication of how frustrating it was to play:

See the ZX Spectrum Version
See the Commodore 64 Version
See the Atari 8-bit version
See the Dragon 32 version of Maze Eater
See the Vic-20 version
See the Amstrad version
See the ZX81 Version
Also similar to Ghosts on the Commodore 64 Cassette 50