Super Trolley (C64)
Super Trolley is a Commodore 64 game where you stock food in a supermarket.
Every task starts with a random food item in your trolley. You have to steer that trolley into the room where that item is stocked, take your item out of the trolley (from the side nearer to you as a viewer), put it into the correct shelf (which one, you have to guess every time), and return the trolley to the warehouse. If you are late, your score is decreased by 10 points per minute. If you are 20 minutes late or your score reaches zero, you're fired. If you get cereal, you're practically fired, too, because there is no cereal shelf. After 24 days, all 9-to-5, you are promoted to "TUU", a position invented by a bug. In addition, the warehouse screen is supposed to casually say that you completed the game, but thanks to another bug, the game never ends.
The C64 gameplay is extremely badly programmed, as if it was published without being finished, let alone tested. Unlike the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC ports, there are no other tasks, and you don't get sacked for bumping into customers. Graphics for kid, mop and dog are hidden in memory, only the program has no use for them.
During 2½ minutes of loading, you can play Invade-a-load (C64) and listen to a ripped Rob Hubbard song. Afterwards, a very cheerful song plays throughout, apparently too jolly for many. Still, the main audio guy took his job most seriously, creating a main menu song and 7 sound effects, only to remain unused and destroyed (overwritten with unused data) right upon program start.
All songs were recorded from a real PAL C64C with an 8580 R5 4091.
- Ripper: HVSC
- Recorder: Professor Chaos
- Game Credits:
(Source for Hubbard: Invade-a-load (C64). Source for Brooke: Code recognition. Main game lacks audio credits. HVSC already guesses that Brooke composed and arranged both songs (hence the question mark behind his name in the SID rip). They match his style, and he was the co-director of the developer's sister company Musicon Design. Still, it should be confirmed with Jason Brooke himself.)
Source verification is needed.
This game uses the computer's built-in SID chip. It sounds the same on every chip. Whether it was officially released in NTSC regions is not known.
- mobygames.com/game/c64/super-trolley - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.gamespot.com/c64/955619-super-trolley - GameFAQs.
|Super Trolley||• •|
|Notable Songs||Menu • In-Game|
|Notable Personnel||Jason Brooke|
|Notable Companies||Mastertronic • Icon Design|