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Spaceman Splorf: Planet of Doom   [2016]

Spaceman Splorf: Planet of Doom Released by :
Pond [web], SDW Developments [web]

Release Date :
24 February 2016

Type :
C64 Game

Website :
http://pondsoft.uk/

User rating:**********  9.6/10 (44 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.9/10 (16 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Andreas Gustafsson of SDW Developments
Music .... Vanja Utne of Pond
Graphics .... Vanja Utne of Pond
Idea .... Andreas Gustafsson of SDW Developments
Text .... Vanja Utne of Pond
Loader .... MagerValp of Genesis Project, M&M


SIDs used in this release :
Spaceman Splorf: Planet of Doom(/MUSICIANS/M/Mermaid/Spaceman_Splorf_Planet_of_Doom.sid)

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/146281/Spaceman_Splorf_Planet_of_Doom.d64 (downloads: 925)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/146282/Spaceman_Splorf_Planet_of_Doom.txt (downloads: 290)
http://pondsoft.uk/files/Spaceman_Splorf_Planet_of_Doom.d64 (downloads: 153) (Link might be broken.)

Look for downloads on external sites:
 Pokefinder.org


User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 27 June 2016
Thx @Reset Mag for putting it into focus again.

No idea why this has escaped my radar back then, probably 2 busy organizing BCC.

Though I'm not into these click only casual smartphone games, this one is definetely among the best of its kind. Smooth controls and performance, lovely gfx and mindblasting music!
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 6 April 2016
SD2IEC compability can't seriously be seen as some kind of standard to strive for when developing things. It's 2016, and people who really care for the C64, and want to run things on the real thing should have a real diskdrive or two, or a good 1541 substitute like 1541U2 or 1541UK.
User Comment
Submitted by Mermaid on 6 April 2016
Quoting fuzzybad
I'm disappointed that in 2016 we're still seeing releases with hardcoded drive #8 and do not work on SD2IEC! Sure, uload is cool if you're using a supported drive. But how about offering a Kernal fallback? Regardless, this game seems like it could easily be onefiled anyway..

I'm afraid the game couldn't "easily be onefiled" without removing the high score saver/loader.

I'm really glad you like the game though, and I'm very sorry that you haven't been able to run it using your SD2IEC. However, if you unplug your SD2IEC before running the game it works fine, except you won't be able to save your highscore.

I don't have an SD2IEC myself. Andreas doesn't have one either. So it didn't really occur to us to test the game on one. The game did work on all the drives we tested it on though, and on NTSC C64s. One guy I know even copied it to turbotape and it ran fine. As long as you remember to unplug your SD2IEC before running the game, you can use the device to load the game.
User Comment
Submitted by fuzzybad on 6 April 2016
Great game - I love the concept, execution, graphics and music!

HOWEVER - I'm disappointed that in 2016 we're still seeing releases with hardcoded drive #8 and do not work on SD2IEC! Sure, uload is cool if you're using a supported drive. But how about offering a Kernal fallback? Regardless, this game seems like it could easily be onefiled anyway..
User Comment
Submitted by Jak T Rip on 12 March 2016
Graphics and also *Musics* are top top notch notch!
User Comment
Submitted by Axess on 2 March 2016
Instant love!!
User Comment
Submitted by Exploding First on 29 February 2016
Fine animations and gameplay. In the first tune i can recognize melodies from Dune, Battlestar Galactica and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Very funny!
User Comment
Submitted by Fredrik on 26 February 2016
Introtune is fucking awesome
User Comment
Submitted by Heavy Stylus on 26 February 2016
If you'd like this game to exist as a cartridge that you can own in your collection, please take 10 secs to express your interest here:
http://goo.gl/forms/kVfreWob5n
User Comment
Submitted by NecroPolo on 25 February 2016
Kudos for the fine dark music and all the dirty sync/ring sounds! The fact that it has awesome GFX is no surprise. Vanja rules. Now there is a proof that it is true for soundwaves too.

Hats off!
User Comment
Submitted by DATA-LAND on 25 February 2016
Very funny and addictive game! :) Thanks for the 8 ingame tunes, but also thanks for the SFX option! I like the beautiful graphics and the real feeling of gravitation. My best try at the 1. day was 2.026 pts. Thank you! :)

Please use $BA in future projects for more device addresses! But nevertheless great work! ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Mermaid on 25 February 2016
Someone requested the sid file, so here it is with all 8 tunes:

Spaceman_Splorf_Planet_of_Doom_music.sid
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.j on 25 February 2016
impressive release Vanja! the game is such beautiful , the music very good and fit the the cartoonish style . i love this game and the design of it :))
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 25 February 2016
@pgarcia And when at it, why don't use the standard palette in Vice instead of that headache Spectrum palette?
User Comment
Submitted by Roysterini on 25 February 2016
@pgarcia - hi, nice video, but is there a chance you could replace it with a new video where you play with the joystick in port 2? The current video has the game tune change with every fire button press.
User Comment
Submitted by Fungus on 25 February 2016
Love the graphics and the tunes are fitting. Unfortunately I am no fan of flappy bird, but nice game anyways.
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.Strange on 25 February 2016
2016 seems to be an interesting year from a game dev point of view: after Hessian, this is another gem.
User Comment
Submitted by pgarcia on 25 February 2016
Great implementation. Better than Flappy Birds for sure! I love the graphics, really well done. In case you cannot run it, I've made a short video here: http://www.vintageisthenewold.com/spaceman-splorf-planet-of-doo..
User Comment
Submitted by Ksubi on 25 February 2016
What a super-cute little game! Love the intro and the tune, controls feel good spot on too! Great job :) (Is Pond located in Manchester ? :D)
User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 24 February 2016
You all deserve it!
User Comment
Submitted by Mermaid on 24 February 2016
Wow! Thank you all for your kind comments!
User Comment
Submitted by Richard on 24 February 2016
Lovely graphics, great music, and fun to play.
User Comment
Submitted by celticdesign on 24 February 2016
\O/
User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 24 February 2016
This is such a fine game!!! :) All fits very good together ... but i am too old for this finger and eye coordinations / movements! <3
User Comment
Submitted by ZeSmasher on 24 February 2016
just destroyed my lame tablet and went back playing on my c64 again! megacool! thanks for making it!!!
User Comment
Submitted by redcrab on 24 February 2016
Wonderful!
And especially those one-charset intro pics are amazing
<3
User Comment
Submitted by FATFrost on 24 February 2016
Great game! Thanks for making it free too!! :)
User Comment
Submitted by TMA on 24 February 2016
Wow, awesome!
User Comment
Submitted by cadaver on 24 February 2016
Flawless presentation, intro graphics are especially high quality. Music reminds of the System 3 game Vendetta's intro at parts. Gameplay is a nice tweak of the Flappy Bird mechanics in that the thrust is rather slow (at first).
User Comment
Submitted by Roysterini on 24 February 2016
Lovely game that I'm sure to return to time and time again. Nicely put together too.
Can't fault it.
Well done Andreas and Vanja!

Now, I must beat the 10k barrier :)
User Comment
Submitted by Scan on 24 February 2016
I love the music, I recognize some of the fragments, notably Battle Star Galactica and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and the Imperial March. Probably some other people will be able to identify the other parts.
User Comment
Submitted by Jammer on 24 February 2016
Awesome take on Flappy Bird / Jetpack Joyride mechanics. Top notch cartoon art and controls.
User Comment
Submitted by Rotteroy on 24 February 2016
Ohhhh!!! Polished and challenging Flappy Bird clone with the admirably high Vanja Utne visual standard!!!
User Comment
Submitted by GeoAnas on 24 February 2016
Hmmm...Yep...10/10 !
User Comment
Submitted by Thierry on 24 February 2016
need the music in my mp3 player , great sound
User Comment
Submitted by G-Force on 24 February 2016
Another top quality release,excellent job guys.
User Comment
Submitted by PAL on 24 February 2016
sound and looks supernice! Both thumbs up - So cool you make games like this.
User Comment
Submitted by Thierry on 24 February 2016
great !! , nice graphics and colors ! , and fast game ! exelent
User Comment
Submitted by saulc12 on 24 February 2016
Excellent - love this game...
User Comment
Submitted by Majikeyric on 24 February 2016
Very nice!!!
User Comment
Submitted by Bamse on 24 February 2016
Great & stylish game! I especially love the tune!
User Comment
Submitted by Swoffa on 24 February 2016
Splorf <3
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 24 February 2016
I love it in every aspect apart gameplay, I get nervous at these games instead of getting relaxed :D
User Comment
Submitted by Isildur on 24 February 2016
Cutest astronaut ever :)
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 24 February 2016
most beautiful flappy bird i have seen so far
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