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Monday, August 06, 2007
Joe Gunn is a superb new original C64 platformer by Georg Rottensteiner. It sorta plays like a cross between Dizzy and Rick Dangerous; though I'm sure there's a better comparison out there than that. LaMulana wouldn't be a million miles off.

The game has you skillfully avoiding enemies and solving item based puzzles. It's really rather simple, but I'm enjoying it quite a lot. Probably because I've got a soft spot for Commodore 64 games.

The controls are a little awkward at first, so here's a quick run down:
Left/Right: Walk Left or Right
Up/Down: Climb up and down ladders
Fire + Down: Examine
Fire + Up: Use an Item
Fire + Left or Right: Jump

Some advice to get started: Climb down the ladder and press Fire + Down to examine the skeleton - then press Fire + Right to jump the spikes. Walk over to the entrance and press Fire + Up to use the Scarab and open the door.

Unless you're lucky enough to have some way to transfer this onto a C64 disk, you'll need a C64 emulator to run it. I highly recommend WinVice.

Name: Joe Gunn
Developer: Endurion (Georg Rottensteiner)
Category: Platform Adventure
Type: Freeware, C64
Size: A minuscule 22kb
Download: On the Retro Remakes forums, or directly.

[source: Retro Remakes]


Anonymous James Monkman (RGCD) said at 8/06/2007 05:01:00 PM:  
Great stuff. Transferred it over to my good ol' C64c and am loving every minute :)

(Photo Linkie)

Looking forward to seeing a walkthrough though. It's a bit on the tricky side!
Blogger Echo said at 8/07/2007 11:03:00 AM:  
It's really great, isn't it? I think I'm going to hook up my old C64 too and get it working on it - I've got a MCC64 cartridge so I think I should be able to do it easily enough :)
Anonymous James Monkman (RGCD) said at 8/07/2007 02:54:00 PM:  
@ echo - yep, that's exactly what I did...
Blogger Echo said at 8/07/2007 03:53:00 PM:  
I tried recording a video of it running on my C64 - unfortunately it didn't come out very well... :(

Here it is anyway!
Anonymous Kon-Tiki said at 8/09/2007 04:39:00 PM:  
I'm quite stuck at this. I finished the seals thing, got the feather of Horus, the hammer, 5 golden masks and the book of life, and the one of death. I'm stuck at the part where you get the book of life, though. There's a door there, which seems to be the only way out of that pit, but it's closed. The only other way out, is the same way as how I got in there: through a hole in the ground (ceiling now, that place with the two snakes, three switches and the skeleton). Anybody knows how I can get out of there?
Anonymous Kon-Tiki said at 8/09/2007 05:00:00 PM:  
HURRAY! I went through each room down there for the gazillionth time, examining every single tile, walking over everything, to make sure I didn't miss anything. I'm now out of there =D
Anonymous Endurion said at 8/09/2007 09:41:00 PM:  
Examine everything in the room with the book of living for a short exit.
Anonymous Kon-Tiki said at 8/10/2007 05:46:00 AM:  
WOO! Finished it! That antechamber is at least as vile as the chamber with the book of life, but got through it all =D