Gremlins: Atarisoft (C64)

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Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1984
Developer: Atarisoft

Gremlins is a hack-and-slay game based on a species from the Gremlins movie.


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The title screen after loading.

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Did Atari find nights 1 and 2 too easy?

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Mogwai hatching into gremlin, another gremlin slain into thin air.

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Good morning bonus.

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Rescue all mogwais tonight!

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All game elements.


The driver and almost all audio were ported from the Atari 5200 version. Only the sound effect of the refrigerator opening or closing was deleted for unknown reasons, and the sound effect of a gremlin throwing food is unused; if it was used, it would inappropriately loop, a porting bug they possibly didn't get around to fix. The full theme now only plays over the main menu the first time after loading, and the second half plays over any get-ready screen.

The arranger was apparently new to the C64, since the driver rejects pulse waves. All audio uses triangles, sawteeth and noises; arguably still finer than the original squares. Instead of making full use of SID's built-in ADSR envelope features, he also merely changes the sustain (as was necessary on POKEY), emitting a few audible clicks.


To record every song once, the game was played in VICE 3.2 with C64 old NTSC.

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title Robert VieiraUnknown 0:09
02 Get Ready Robert VieiraUnknown 0:04
03 Sunlight Robert VieiraUnknown 0:03
04 Level Completed Robert VieiraUnknown 0:01
05 Game Over Robert VieiraUnknown 0:09


(Source for composer: Gremlins (A52).)

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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. An official PAL release is unknown.


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Gremlins - Atarisoft - C64.jpg
Title: Gremlins
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1984-??-??
Publisher: Atarisoft


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