Locomotion: Kingsoft (C64)

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Locomotion - Kingsoft - C64.jpg
Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1992
Developer: Prestige Softwareentwicklung GmbH

Locomotion is a faithful port of Locomotion: Kingsoft (AMI).

Unlike other ports, English and German versions were separately available. Own shapes were not officially supported, but you can modify the original 6 shape sets since they are in standard Advanced Art Studio format. Be careful though that the cursor remains visible over e.g. snow (the developer did not).


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The title screen.

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The main menu.

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Nice day.

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Hey, the train is camouflaged!

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To the drawing board!

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Define the actual 9 levels in a game.


Zsolt Szabó made everything on the C64 port, including following remix of Locomotion Theme. The sound effect driver is custom-made and also the only one to rattle louder as more trains are seen. Unfortunately, other sound effects are cut when a new one plays, so you might not be warned about new trains.


The bass goes through a low-pass filter and the trains through a band-reject filter, which sound different on every computer. The song was recorded in VICE 3.2 with 6581 (ReSID) and a bias of 300, around which both filters sound best, though how close that is to Szabó's C64 is unconfirmed.

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Locomotion Theme Matthias SteinwachsZsolt Szabó 4:58



Game Rip






Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in SID chip.


The Commodore Format release is a demo with more concave intro pictures, a cross cursor, only game A, and an editor button which does nothing.

  Germany.svg   Germany
Locomotion - Kingsoft - C64.jpg
Title: Locomotion
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1992-0?-??
Publisher: Kingsoft GmbH
  UK.svg   UK
Commodore Format 28.jpg
Title: Commodore Format 28
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1992-12-17
Publisher: Future Publishing Ltd.


Locomotion: Kingsoft
Locomotion Platform - AMI.png • Platform - C64.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - DOS.png
Notable Songs Locomotion Theme
Notable Personnel Matthias Steinwachs
Notable Companies Prestige • Kingsoft