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Predator - C64 Game Cheats

Game Review & Description

Diving into the world of Predator on the Commodore 64 is like stepping into a pair of oversized combat boots, grabbing a pixelated minigun, and wandering into a jungle that's about as welcoming as a tax audit. This game, based on the action-packed, muscle-bound movie of the same name, attempts to cram all the tension, terror, and testosterone of its source material into the humble hardware of the C64, with results that are as fascinating as they are frustrating.

In Predator, players take on the role of a commando whose mission is to navigate through the dense jungle while being stalked by an unseen extraterrestrial hunter. The game is a mix of side-scrolling action and survival, with players needing to fend off not just the titular Predator but also a variety of jungle wildlife that's decidedly unfriendly. It's a bit like going on the worst safari ever, armed with nothing but your wits and whatever weapons you can find.

Graphically, Predator is a testament to the Commodore 64's ability to create engaging environments with a limited palette. The jungle feels dense and oppressive, a maze of green and brown that's both your battleground and your prison. The sprites, from your commando to the Predator itself, are rendered with a level of detail that's commendable, given the platform's limitations.

The sound design, meanwhile, does its best to add to the atmosphere, with a chiptune rendition of the movie's score and sound effects that range from the roar of gunfire to the eerie, otherworldly noises of the Predator. It's like the C64 is doing its utmost to growl, and the result is oddly charming.

Gameplay in Predator is where the real challenge lies. The game is unapologetically tough, a relentless test of reflexes, patience, and the ability to scream at your television without alarming the neighbors. It captures the essence of being hunted, turning each screen into a test of survival.

Predator on the Commodore 64 is a challenging, sometimes maddening, but ultimately rewarding experience that captures the spirit of the movie in 8-bit form. So gear up, stay sharp, and remember: in the game of Predator, you're either the hunter or the hunted.

Predator Tips and Tricks

For those brave souls ready to don their digital camouflage and take on the Predator, here are a few genuine tips and tricks to help you survive the hunt:

  1. Conserve Your Ammo: We all know that awesome mini-gun attack scene from the movie, but if you recall, shooting indiscriminately put the band of heroes at risk. Just like in a real jungle standoff, ammunition is precious. Use it wisely, aiming for precise shots rather than spraying bullets in panic.
  2. Learn to Dodge: Sometimes, the best offense is a good defense. Learn the patterns of your enemies, especially the Predator, and dodge their attacks to conserve health.
  3. Keep Moving: Standing still is a surefire way to end up as alien trophy material. Keep moving, and use the terrain to your advantage whenever possible.
  4. Use Traps to Your Advantage: The jungle is full of dangers, but some can be turned against your foes. Lead enemies into traps whenever possible to even the odds.
  5. Patience Is Key: Rushing through the levels will only lead to death. Move carefully, plan your attacks, and don't be afraid to retreat when necessary.

Cartridge Pokes

Run the game, then hit the left button on the back of your Action Replay (or similar) cartridge and press E before entering the following codes:

POKE 5672,165 (infinite lives)
POKE 4019,165 (infinite bullets)
POKE 4189,165 (infinite grenades)

Once you're done, press F3 to restart the game with cheats intact.

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