Space Taxi - An Iconic Commodore 64 game arrives on the Atari XL/XE and it's pretty decent!

Here we are with another interesting story that's just been sent to us by Saberman and F. Santellocco, and it's the latest release of the iconic C64 game 'Space Taxi' for the Atari XL/XE. As in the words of the email we've recently been sent " Many years ago we talked about a game release, I don't remember which one ah ah. An Italian friend of mine, Andrea Cucchetto, former A8 and Atari ST coder, worked for years on an A8 conversion of the iconic 1985 C64 game Space Taxi by John Kutcher (I helped a bit in testing and gave some advices). I am glad to inform Indie Retro News that the first public version of the game has been released, together with interesting documentation, in the Italian language website dedicated to Atari 8 bit computers"

If that wasn't enough to pull you into the play the game, this is what the website says "In 2013 he started programming Atari 8-bit computers again and released the disk version of White Circus, a nice game inspired by Winter Games, which was not very successful in 1987 as it was only released on tape ( which was penalizing being multi load ). Soon after, with little hope of succeeding, he decided to try to convert Space Taxi, John Kutcher's 1984 game for Commodore 64, which was very popular because of digitized voices. But he succeeded, using multiple techniques to overcome the more limited sprites and a large but hard-to-manage palette".

"As of today, May 31, 2023, I am pleased to host the game ( endorsed by Kutcher ) along with the manual where Andrea provides instructions, tips and technical information".

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