Fort Apocalypse is a game released in 1982 for Atari computers and later ported to Commodore 64. The latter version is the one chosen to port to MSX, with written permission from Steve Hales, the original author.
It’s a side scrolling shooot’em up where the player controls a helicopter, destroying enemies and rescuing the prisoners.
SoCal Studio has been working on this version for a few years and the MSXdev contest inspired him to finish the project.

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Comentarios (22)

Por santiontanon

Paragon (1486)

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16-05-2018, 17:08

Wohoo! four entries already! Nice! Are those screenshots from the MSX version?

Por Thom

Paladin (685)

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16-05-2018, 17:20

Normally I’m not that interested in direct ports to MSX as I prefer original games (though nothing is really original anymore, of course) but this one I’m really looking forward to! I love Fort Apocalypse.

Por Manuel

Ascended (18162)

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16-05-2018, 21:54

Looks like Radarsoft got some inspiration from this game...

Por Metalion

Paragon (1445)

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17-05-2018, 08:21

santiontanon wrote:

Are those screenshots from the MSX version?

Yes they are Smile

Por journey

Hero (533)

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17-05-2018, 09:16

Manuel wrote:

Looks like Radarsoft got some inspiration from this game...

I guess...De Grotten Van Oberon?

santiontanon wrote:

Wohoo! four entries already! Nice! Are those screenshots from the MSX version?

BTW, i think that the graphic style is the same fot all the 8bit machines.

Por Manuel

Ascended (18162)

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17-05-2018, 14:49

No, the other helicopter in cave game: Eindeloos

Por gdx

Enlighted (4706)

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17-05-2018, 15:44

I did not know this game. The Atari version looks better. I hope the MSX version will be similaire or even better.

Por Metalion

Paragon (1445)

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17-05-2018, 15:50

gdx wrote:

I did not know this game. The Atari version looks better. I hope the MSX version will be similaire or even better.

I don't see major differences between the Atari version and the C64 one, apart from the choice of colors.

Por journey

Hero (533)

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17-05-2018, 15:53

Metalion wrote:
gdx wrote:

I did not know this game. The Atari version looks better. I hope the MSX version will be similaire or even better.

I don't see major differences between the Atari version and the C64 one, apart from the choice of colors.

I pray for a smooth scroll Cool

Por journey

Hero (533)

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17-05-2018, 15:54

Manuel wrote:

No, the other helicopter in cave game: Eindeloos

oh...yes...more similar.. Wink

Por JasonLee

Resident (34)

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17-05-2018, 19:41

@tfh another job for you LOL

Por ARTRAG

Enlighted (6550)

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17-05-2018, 22:20

https://github.com/heyigor/FortApocalypse
here is the original source

Por gdx

Enlighted (4706)

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18-05-2018, 00:36

Metalion wrote:
gdx wrote:

I did not know this game. The Atari version looks better. I hope the MSX version will be similaire or even better.

I don't see major differences between the Atari version and the C64 one, apart from the choice of colors.

Colors are less drab, scrolling is more smooth, sounds are better and it's faster.

Por JohnHassink

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18-05-2018, 04:29

The pallette for C64 machines was reportedly 'designed' very much like this:

and it shows, heheh. Which makes the C64 games that actually look good even more impressive.

Por andrea.denara

Expert (73)

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18-05-2018, 08:15

Please, please "Smooth Scroll".

Por tfh

Prophet (2979)

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18-05-2018, 16:12

JasonLee wrote:

@tfh another job for you LOL

Yep... As soon as it's available, I'll add it Smile

Por Pippo

Champion (509)

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18-05-2018, 16:50

Very, very interesting and promising game.
I think it will be very good!
Glad Msxing to all developers!

Por PingPong

Prophet (3767)

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27-05-2018, 15:02

gdx wrote:
Metalion wrote:
gdx wrote:

I did not know this game. The Atari version looks better. I hope the MSX version will be similaire or even better.

I don't see major differences between the Atari version and the C64 one, apart from the choice of colors.

Colors are less drab, scrolling is more smooth, sounds are better and it's faster.

and sprites are more fat pixels and less detailed . On msx they can be improved

Por Thom

Paladin (685)

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16-05-2020, 10:49

Any news?

Por tfh

Prophet (2979)

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16-05-2020, 13:57

Indeed.. I am quite looking forward to this version. Maybe they could enter MSXdev'20 Smile

Por gdx

Enlighted (4706)

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19-08-2021, 14:32

Apparently, this game will never released.

Por hamlet

Scribe (3683)

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19-08-2021, 18:14

JohnHassink wrote:

The pallette for C64 machines was reportedly 'designed' very much like this:

and it shows, heheh. Which makes the C64 games that actually look good even more impressive.

Here's a statement of Bob Yannes which is a designer of the VICII:

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I'm afraid that not nearly as much effort went into the color selection as you think. Since we had total control over hue, saturation and luminance, we picked colors that we liked. In order to save space on the chip, though, many of the colors were simply the opposite side of the color wheel from ones that we picked. This allowed us to reuse the existing resistor values, rather than having a completely unique set for each color.