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** SUB-AQUATIC SHOOTING ACTION FOR THE COMMODORE 64 **

A scientific experiment to increase the size and number of fish in the sea has gone terribly wrong and now the oceans have been taken over by mutant fish. You must destroy the fish and save the swimmers who have become stranded in their midst. Watch out for agent subs that will do anything to keep this a secret ... You are the SUB HUNTER!

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Sub Hunter features 25 levels of sub-aquatic action, amazing multi-layered parallax scrolling, fantastic intro sequence, superb detailed graphics, varied missions including shoot 'em up levels, rescue missions, bonus levels and terrifying boss encounters.

Sub Hunter in-game screen

Sub Hunter is also available from Psytronik Software on C64 tape and C64 budget disk (featuring glossy disk sleeve, label + printed instruction sheet). The game is also available on C64 cartridge from our friends at RGCD.

Sub Hunter in-game screen

** SUB HUNTER GAME CREDITS **

Programming - Richard Bayliss
Graphics + loader screen artwork - Frank Gasking
Music - Maniacs of Noise
Cover design by Jason Kelk and Jason 'Kenz' Mackenzie
Tape mastering - Richard Bayliss
Tape loader - Paul Hughes

Sub Hunter in-game screen

** BONUS GOODIES **

The download file contains the full tape (.tap), disk (.d64) + cartridge (.crt) versions of the game.  The disk version (.d64) contains the following bonus files for the C64: 

Sub Hunt '20 - A version of the original classic VIC 20 game.
This C64 conversion was produced by Richard Bayliss and Frank Gasking.

SFX Demo - The sound effects that were originally meant for the game. Due to various problems with memory and code clashing, these could not be included in the game. The SFX were produced by Richard Bayliss with the Maniacs Of Noise SFX Editor (MONASE).

Music Demo - A selection of tunes from various Sub Hunter previews, and also some exclusive tunes as well.

Prototype Demo - How Sub Hunter all started.

First Demo - A more advanced version of the Prototype Demo featuring graphics by Frank Gasking.

Unopened Chest - A demo featuring a loader picture by Mark Watkins that was not used in the game. It was replaced by the Ocean tribute pic by Frank Gasking.

Sub Duel - A 2 player only game, that features 2 subs duelling against each other.

** SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS **

Sub Hunter 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) .prg (individual c64 program files) and the .crt (cartridge version).

** SUB HUNTER REVIEW QUOTES **

Retro Gamer

"Excellent music, great visuals, lots of variety - 90%" (Retro Gamer)


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"Richard Bayliss's finest hour" (Micro Mart)

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Sub Hunter (C64 Tape, Disk + Cartridge) Psytronik Software 1 MB

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PAL only?! I live in the US...

It's a PAL only game I'm afraid, hence all the issues on NTSC hardware.  It runs beautifully on PAL hardware however and I've never had the game crash once.

The game crashes pretty consistently on original NTSC hardware.  I also got it to freeze up 1x in VICE in NTSC mode.  I haven't played it much in  PAL mode on VICE, but maybe that is better.   Also, the bonus game Sub Hunt '20 always seems to crash when I surface the sub.  I tried to reach out to Psytronik through their FB page, but got no response.  When it doesn't crash, Sub Hunter is a lot of fun. I guess you get what you pay for.

Excellent <3

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