Cult endless runner Canabalt reviewed for the Commdore 64 – Video

A couple of years ago we took a look at the endless runner Canabalt. At the time, I had mixed feelings about this addition to the PSP Minis range. But it proved to be a popular port of the free online game and built up a loyal fan following. When the original game was released in 2009, no one expected it to be such a runaway success and certainly no-one could have predicted what would have happened just a few years later…

Considering the fact that this was originally a browser-based Flash game that needed a modern (at the time) browser to run and as such needed a PC with fairly decent specifications. Even the notion that this would run on anything prior to the Pentium era, let alone any retro computers was so unlikely that you’d be on to a surefire winner if you went to open a new account on Coral and bet against this ever happening.

However, in 2011 the game was converted to none other than the Commodore 64! The officially licensed port, C64anabalt, was released by RGCD as a physical cartridge and subsequently as a digital download. How was it possible to fit a game like that into the humble 8-bit computer? Watch our review and find out if this PSP game has survived the conversion…

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