A downloadable Commodore 64 game for Windows

THIS GAME IS 100% FREE, BUT, IF YOU LIKE IT, PLEASE OFFER SOME SUPPORT TO SOMEBODY WHO IS A VICTIM OF ANY KIND OF VIOLENCE.


THE WORLD NEEDS YOU

The Apocalypser has been activated. Turn it off before it brings Earth to an end.

MAH is an arcade game which brings you frantic, immersive, rich and totally innovative gameplay.

Your objective is to stop the Apocalypser's 90 minutes countdown. You are obstructed by the ApocalypShield, a software system made of 24 security layers and numerous virtual guards. You operate a hacking tool called Peekpoker.

Get ready to live and experience that will never cease to challenge and amaze you!

FEATURES

  • Original, deep, ever-evolving gameplay
  • 24 layers divided in 2 to 8 (sub)phases, each with distinctive mechanics
  • Colorful hires graphics
  • 138 different enemies
  • Dynamic context-driven music
  • 10 tunes + 7 ditties
  • Hiscores saving
  • Stylish introduction and ending
  • Comprehensive documentation

REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM: PAL C64 computer, PAL display, loudspeakers, 1541 drive (for disk version)
OPTIONAL: joystick

FORMATS

MAH has been published on cartridge by RGCD...

... on disk from by Protovision...

... and digitally here, as a package that also allows to install and run the game as if it were a native AmigaOS 4 or Windows application (thanks to the VICE emulator).


DETAILS FOR TECH-SAVVY GAMERS

The game sports/utilizes:

  • 100% high resolution graphics
  • sprites overlaying/multiplexing/zooming
  • sprites-background prioritization
  • pixel-perfect collision detection
  • character-based animations
  • parallax
  • raster beam synchronization
  • open vertical borders
  • flicker-free rendering
  • screen transitions
  • context-sensitive music
  • variable speed music playback
  • code load distribution
  • 50 FPS full screen free positioning (ending only)
  • stand-alone, single-load parts (frontend, intro, manual, game, ending)

The game programs have been created in a very special way: the source code is written in BASIC-BOSS + 6510 machine language wrapped in a custom C framework -> then compiled into executables for AmigaOS 4 -> which generate highly optimized source code -> which is compiled with the BASIC-BOSS COMPILER into native C64 programs.


THE SAGA

MAH is part of a saga that, as of this writing, includes six different games.
BOH opens the story, with the Evil Masters bringing chaos to Earth. Huenison focuses on the fight against one of them, the eponymous character. Eventually the Evil Masters were repelled, but, as seen in QUOD INIT EXIT IIo, during their retreat, Huenison and his companions happened to pass by planet Suinio and decided to cause trouble there as well. Having witnessed the Evil Masters' cruelty, the Pemkians decided develop the defense training program that SkillGrid is part of. In MAH, years later, the danger came from the Apocalypser, the weapon that had been developed against the Evil Masters and that the Purifiers activated to destroy the Earth. Finally, KOG assigns a new task to the hero who deactivated the Apocalypser.

Updated 15 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Release date Jan 31, 2018
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(10)
AuthorRETREAM
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Abstract, Arcade, chiptune, Commodore 64, Futuristic, Pixel Art, Retro, Sprites
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any), Joystick
LinksPatreon, Twitter

Download

Download
C64 cartridge and disk images (.crt + .d64 in .zip) 5 MB
Download
AmigaOS archive (.lha) 6 MB
Download
Windows installer (.exe) 7 MB

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