Finders Keepers (C64)
Finders Keepers is a platform game with some maze sections, and the first installment of the Magic Knight series, written by David Jones on the ZX Spectrum, illustrated by Ray Owen, and ported by someone to the Commodore 64. Across all 8-bit formats besides the Spectrum, it sold more than 213,000 copies for the budget price of £1.99, making it Mastertronic's second best-selling original game after BMX Racers.
Julie Dunn composed a new happy-go-lucky song for the C64 port. As usual, she arranged by poking hexadecimal numbers for pitches at 423.9 Hz into RAM. She used her 2-voice music driver, leaving an unidentified programmer with 1 voice for sound effects.
|01||Game Theme||Julie Dunn||1:33||Download|
There are issues with the timing of this recording.
- Ripper: HVSC
- Recorder: Duc4Wikmedia
- Game Credits:
(First known sources: HVSC since 2009, code recognition. Game lacks credits.)
This game uses the computer's built-in SID chip. It sounds different on each one of them because it uses the filter and a combined wave. The NTSC release has not been identified yet, so it is unknown whether the song was adjusted, or plays higher and faster.
- mobygames.com/game/c64/finders-keepers - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.gamespot.com/c64/570814-finders-keepers - GameFAQs.