First released on the 16-bit Amiga and Atari ST in 1991, this 8-bit Commodore 64 conversion came later, in 1992. And – considering that it is stepping down a generation – the programmers did a good job of retaining what made the originals so good.
Platform action – lots of swords! Leaping around like a lunatic! Climbing cliff faces. Killing monsters – discovering secrets! Atmospheric SID tunes. What more could you want? 🙂
Well… Maybe a bit more variety?!
There’s only so much you can fit into 64K of RAM though…
Programmed by Jon Williams, with superb 8-bit graphics by Mat Sneap, C64 First Samurai is a nicely-constructed, playable game with excellent animation on the main character. Decent tunes too. Not to be sniffed at.