Played through by Vinny Mainolfi
Somewhere else on the C64endings site I mention that
Alley Cat is a rip-off of the arcade platform game
Hunchback - which it is in a way; but it's also a
rip-off of another Solar Software title, Robin to the
Rescue! In fact, the coder has just recycled the exact
code and just change the screen layouts and the sprites
- a blatant rip-off of his own work! There's even a
hidden screen within the Alley Cat code that is the
ending screen to Robin to the Rescue!
Level 13 - Game ending (see the
HOW WAS IT PLAYED?:
I built a
crazy hack version of the game and skipped through
- Andrew Fisher:
Maybe this was the coder's first attempt, or something
that took a while to find a publisher?
Whatever the reason it is very limited and outdated for
1987, and seems even more quaint now. A basic colour
moving routine hardly spices up the ending either.
- Brendan Phoenix:
Solar Software were based literally 2 mins from my Mum
and Dad's in Bury. A Google street search shows it as a
- Andy Vaisey:
Haha, nice 'hidden screen' find in the code Vinny! Proof
positive of recycled code. Talk about money for old
And what piss poor rope in the first place; why on earth
recycle shite to make more shite?
FINAL SAY: Hunchback, Robin to the Rescue,
they're all much the same idea.
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