Time Machine (C64)

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Time Machine
Time Machine - C64 (Disk).jpg
Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1990
Developer: Vivid Image Limited

'Time Machine is an adventure video game developed by Vivid Image and released in 1990 for the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum.

In Time Machine, the player takes control over Professor Potts whose main profession is building time machines. As terrorists bomb his laboratory, he gets sucked ten million years into the past. During the course of his adventure he will visit five time zones with five screens each.

This is an adventure with action elements. Most of the game is spent manipulating objects in the different time zones which have an effect on a later zone, e.g. planting a seed in the stone age will cause a tree to appear in the later zones. He also may need to bring an object from one time to another. In each zone there is one big puzzle to solve in order to get access to the next zone (the ultimate goal is to prevent the time machine from getting destroyed), but constant traveling between the time zones is necessary.

The professor has a limited amount of mini time machines in his pocket which can be placed on a screen for travelling purposes. However, the usage of them is not limited. The action elements of the game consist of enemies which try to hurt the professor. Those can be disposed of by firing an (automatically recharging) electrical discharge. While those action elements are always present, the focus lies on the puzzle solving.

Screenshots

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The title screen.


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Music

For 1990, Martin Walker did a good job, arranging Wally Beben's music from the Amiga version of the game, and then implemented into his own sound driver.

Recording

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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Game Theme Wally BebenMartin Walker 3:00
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Credits

(Respective sources: Manual, title sequence, code recognition.)

Game Rip

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Format

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Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in SID chip and sounds the same on every one of them.

Releases

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Time Machine - C64 (Cassette).jpg
Title: Time Machine
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1990-??-??
Publisher: Activision U.K. Limited
  UK.svg   UK
Time Machine - C64 (Disk).jpg
Title: Time Machine
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1990-??-??
Publisher: Activision U.K. Limited

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