Sam's Journey by Knights of Bytes is a brand-new original scrolling platform game developed for the Commodore 64 home computer. It's about a cute little hero called Sam who finds himself on an unexpected journey in a strange world.
Knights of Bytes wanted Sam's Journey to be as great as our favorite platform games on the Nintendo Entertainment System or the Sega Master System. To achieve this, they implemented a combination of features that is quite uncommon for a game on the Commodore 64.
Although Sam is quite small, he can run very fast and jump even higher. That's why the camera has to hurry up and keep track, no matter where he's going!
Minimum system requirements:
C64 or C128 in C64 mode, 1541/1571 Floppy.
Also compatible with:
1541 Ultimate, THEC64 Mini, Frodo, Turbo Chameleon 64 (the disk versions)
Vice 3.1+ (all versions)
Running Sam's Journey from SD2IEC requires an up to date SD2IEC firmware. As of firmware version 1.0.0atentdead0-22-gb25de36 from 2018-01-21, Sam's Journey is supported.
Important information for NTSC users: The NTSC version of Sam is only available on disk and requires a REU (any size) or a REU emulation (e.g. 1541 Ultimate or Turbo Chameleon 64).
Sam has a variety of basic moves. While running and jumping are obvious skills, his ability to climb makes him able to reach new heights. And with his free diving skill, he can explore the underwater passages of the deep sea.
The world of Sam's Journey is not only a visual one. Every scenery that Sam traverses on his journey comes with its own unique song that emphasizes the location's atmosphere.
Some songs are happy, some are melancholic, some are dramatic... And of course there are sound effects, too!
The full soundtrack features a wide variety of individual tunes that use all three voices of the Commodore 64's SID chip. You can listen to some samples here.
Produced by: Knights of Bytes
Coder: Chester Kollschen
Graphics: Stefan Gutsch
Sound&SFX: Alex Ney
· Classic 8-Bit Platform Action ·
· Colorful Graphics ·
· Fast Free-Directional Scrolling ·
· Many Basic Moves Plus Climbing And Swimming ·
· 6 Special Costumes With Additional Skills ·
· 3 Overworld Maps ·
· 27 Huge Levels With Multiple Sections ·
· 2000 Screens To Be Explored ·
· 14 Different Graphical Settings ·
· 19 Beautiful Tunes ·
· Sound Effects ·
· Hidden Items To Be Found ·
· Secret Passages To Be Discovered ·
· Checkpoint System ·
· Savegame Option ·