Video Meanies - PJG Developments teases an early work in progress C16 remake


Way back in 1986 and priced at just £1.99, Mastertronic released the rather nice little Arcade Adventure game ' Video Meanies ' for the C16, with a rather different looking version that also come to the C64. This rather unusual title which puts you in control of a maintenance robot that has to turn off the video meanies in a Castle owned by a rich millionaire before your energy runs out, has since been teased as a work in progress C16 remake by PJG Developments for the PC


It's not often I say this but even at this work in progress stage such as missing the sounds/audio and a high score, Video Meanies is a very good remake indeed from PJG Developments; an almost perfect 1:1 remake of a classic game. Being able to control the robot, blasting away the meanies and trying not to die by the high difficulty before you even shut down the main machines, really makes me feel like I've been taken back the 80's, but with improved graphics. It's also nice to see the developer has kept the core gameplay intact, but improving the graphics, without ruining it all by going 3D which so many remakers have done in the past. But that's just my opinion and purists may disagree, so give it a go today, I think you'll like this early version!

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