Lunar Blitz RX - Remixed arcade classic for the C64


Bit of a quiet news day today, so it was nice to see that Lunar Blitz RX was released for the C64 by Cosine, which is a remixed version of the original Atari 8-bit arcade game. Lunar Blitz RX was coded from disassembly and upgraded to match the Atari 8-bit version first released in the start of 2012.

Atari 8-bit version

In Lunar your task is to land your ship on the old abandoned Lunar city, the problem is there are a lot of buildings in the way. As your ship lowers, you must wipe out the buildings as quick as possible before you can land your ship safely on the ground below. Although Lunar Blitz RX isn't the most advanced graphically for the C64, it certainly is fun and captures the original gameplay superbly.

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UPDATE : According to T.M.R who just gave us a bit more information regarding Lunar Blitz, this game actually started it's life on the C64; the C16, VIC 20, Atari 8-bit and C64 RX versions are all based on a disassembly of the C64 code with bells and whistles added, Pretty cool eh :)




4 comments:

  1. Lunar Blitz actually started life on the C64; the C16, VIC 20, Atari 8-bit and C64 RX versions are all based on a disassembly

    of the C64 code with bells and whistles added.

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  2. INDIERETRONEWS28 July 2014 at 15:25

    Thanks for that cool bit of info T.M.R will add it to the article :)

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  3. I like how he has a quick 5-knuckle-shuffle after landing the craft.

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  4. INDIERETRONEWS28 July 2014 at 16:24

    haha nice one Sykobee

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