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Chiller

• Publisher: Mastertronic
• Developer:
Mastertronic
Release Date: 1984
Code: Richard Darling

GFX: David Darling
Music: David Dunn
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> CHILLER by Mastertronic


Played through by Vinny Mainolfi

Back in 1984 Mastertronic games for the Commodore 64 consisted of one-screen, multi-level games created by The Darling Brother's using their game maker. But then something shifted. They decided to add a little more to their games and take them a little further than the one screen. Out of this concept came Chiller, a well received, multi-level, multi-screened platformer that was based on the Michael Jackson video/song Thriller. Considering this game was only £1.99, it wasn't a surprise that it did so well in the game charts.

Let's take a look at the ten levels of the game. Note that after the first five levels, they repeat again, backwards, with the addition of the girl character...

 


Intro to Level 1


Level 1


Intro to Level 2


Level 2


Intro to Level 3


Level 3


Intro to Level 4


Level 4


Intro to Level 5


Level 5


Intro to Level 6


Level 6


Intro to Level 7


Level 7


Intro to Level 8


Level 8


Intro to Level 9


Level 9


Intro to Level 10


Level 10

HOW WAS IT PLAYED?: I used a trained version of the game and skipped through the levels.

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: A nice set of levels for a great platformer. Pity there's no ending :(
  • Andrew Fisher: There is a good game in there hidden under some dodgy visuals and poor sound. The Darlings certainly went on to bigger and better things.
  • Andy Vaisey: Ahh.... the 'famous' Mastertronic game, Chiller...

    Was there any C64 owner in the UK (from that certain time-frame) that didn't own this?!?!?!!!1

    As Merdude pointed out above, poor GFX and SFX masking a game that is actually semi-playable. In most respects, this game should have gone in the bin, but I found this game incredibly (and unexplainably) addictive, amongst the frustration.

    But please don't make me look at that horrendous loading screen again...

FINAL SAY: It could have been a lot worst seeing that it's an early Mastertronic title.

RATING: 6 / 10

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