Not to harp on the subject, but I am surprised to learn it's PAL only, as I have bought about twenty or so Psytronik games in the past and I think only one other game has been PAL only. I was considering buying the budget disk version, but I guess that wouldn't give me the value I'm after. I suppose PAL-fixing it is non-trivial, or it would have been done already like your other games
Precinct 20: Dead Strange
A downloadable game
Psytronik Software presents PRECINCT 20:Dead Strange, a beautifully crafted new release for the Commodore 64 from accomplished game designer Alf Yngve, based on his novel by the same name. In this incredibly atmospheric horror-themed game you must solve a series of ritual murders carried out by an evil cult.
Featuring moody noir-esque graphics, genuinely unsettling gameplay (you never know what is going to jump out of the shadows at you!) superb music by Richard Bayliss that really sets the scene - complete with screams and eerie heartbeats, this is possibly Alf's finest release to date!
PRECINCT 20:DEAD STRANGE is also available to order in the following formats for the C64:-
The PREMIUM PLUS DISK EDITION of the game is presented on a 5.25" floppy disk with full colour double-sided artwork in a clear plastic disk case. This version includes a printed instruction booklet.
The BUDGET DISK EDITION features a 5.25" floppy disk presented in a full colour glossy disk-sleeve with a glossy disk label and printed instruction booklet.
The TAPE version is presented in a single cassette case with a full colour glossy inlay card.
He's detective Innis Garris, Homicide Squad, Precinct 20. Garris gets all the weird cases.
Now he's chasing several mysterious killers...
A cult called "The Sons of Albhukra" has committed a string of ritual murders.
A figure called "The Birdman" slays people... and pecks out the eyes of his victims.
A stalker only known as "Slenderman" preys on lonely pedestrians.
There are rumors that these killers may not even be human.
There are strange sightings of a giant terrifying face.
Down these dark streets one man must walk...
** FEATURES **
• Huge 2 Part Scrolling Horror Action Adventure
• Atmospheric Soundtracks
• Gritty visuals
• Edge-of-your-seat gameplay
• Weapon Power-Ups to collect along the way
• Find the clues, solve the mystery!
• Different unlockable endings
• THE C64 Mini compatible
• SD2IEC compatible
Note: This game is PAL only. Please ensure you use the correct emulator settings for the game to work properly.
** CREDITS **
Story by Alf Yngve
Graphics & Design by Alf Yngve
Music & Enhancements by Richard Bayliss
Tape Mastering by Richard Bayliss
Tape Loader Source by Martin Piper
Artwork by Alf Yngve
Additional Packaging Design by Kenz
Note: This game has been designed in the sideways-scrolling Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit and then has been specially enhanced by Richard Bayliss to include extra non-standard SEUCK features including a new front-end, title + in-game music & weapon power-ups.
PRECINCT 20:DEAD STRANGE is a game for the Commodore 64. You can play the game in a C64 emulator (we recommend VICE) or you can port the game onto real C64 hardware if you have the resources to do so. The download file features the .d64 (disk version), .tap (tape version) and .prg (c64 program files).
Note: The cost of this purchase does NOT include VAT. The VAT will be added on during the checkout process, the amount of VAT varies depending on the VAT rates that apply to the country you are ordering from.
Help support Alf Yngve's fantastic C64 projects,
illustrating and novel writing via Patreon.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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unless i've missed something (please point it out if i have), what are the games controls?
Use a joystick in port 2. The instructions.txt file gives more details of the objects to collect etc.
Thanks for the heads up about SEUCK...although it looks he's stretching what it can do from the screenshots...I'll still pass.
This game doesn't appear to be NTSC compatible. I can't say that I'm not disappointed.
Try it on an emulator in PAL mode - problem solved!
Yes, I have been able to play it this way. It's just that I like to have the option to play the games I buy on my real C64. Up until now, all of my Psytronik purchases have been playable on my system. I'm just disappointed that this one doesn't. My fault, as I should have known to make sure the game description said NTSC compatible. But, I didn't this time. So, I left the comment above, in case others are looking for NTSC compatible games.