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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By santiontanon

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16-05-2018, 17:08

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

By Thom

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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.

By Manuel

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16-05-2018, 21:54

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

By Metalion

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17-05-2018, 08:21

santiontanon wrote:

Are those screenshots from the MSX version?

Yes they are Smile

By journey

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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.

By Manuel

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17-05-2018, 14:49

No, the other helicopter in cave game: Eindeloos

By gdx

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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.

By Metalion

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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.

By journey

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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

By journey

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17-05-2018, 15:54

Manuel wrote:

No, the other helicopter in cave game: Eindeloos

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

By JasonLee

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17-05-2018, 19:41

@tfh another job for you LOL

By ARTRAG

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17-05-2018, 22:20

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

By gdx

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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.

By 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.

By andrea.denara

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18-05-2018, 08:15

Please, please "Smooth Scroll".

By tfh

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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

By Pippo

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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!

By PingPong

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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

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