Friday, June 08, 2012

Games that remind me of my childhood Number 4 : More Adventures of Big Mac - The Mad Maintenance Man (Commodore Plus 4)

Time to go back to 1985, and one of my favourite games on the Commodore Plus 4 computer...

Big Mac (the actual title being "More Adventures of Big Mac - The Mad Maintenance Man") was one of those games which I was addicted to when I was young.  My Dad and I would play this for hours on end, although I could never beat him!

15 levels of pure platform goodness which involved you as the player negotiating some well-designed levels featuring guns that fired at you, plungers that move up and down ready to squash you, disappearing floors, and numerous switches which needed to be activated to get you further on each level and to allow the exit to appear.  You also had a limited amount of time to complete each level before your air ran out.

Released by budget software publisher Mastertronic for £1.99, I had this game on both the Commodore Plus 4 and Commodore 64, although this was one of the rare titles which was actually better (both graphically and better to play) on the inferior Plus 4.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

Level 8

Level 9

Level 10

Level 11

Level 12

Level 13

Level 14

Level 15

And here is a screenshot from the equally-as-good-to-play-but-not-so-good-looking C64 version.

Classic gaming at its best!

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