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Prison Riot - C64 Game Cheats

Game Review & Description

Prison Riot on the Commodore 64 is what happens when you mix the concept of a breakout with, well, an actual breakout. It's as though the developers sat down, watched every prison movie from the '70s and '80s, and thought, "Let's make this into a game, but with more pixelated violence and less moral ambiguity." The result is a game that's about as subtle as a sledgehammer to the face, but twice as entertaining.

In this thrilling escapade, players assume the role of an inmate with a singular goal: escape. However, this isn't a leisurely stroll out of the slammer. The game pits you against guards, fellow inmates, and a variety of obstacles that would make even the most seasoned escape artist sweat. It's like playing tag, if everyone involved was incredibly angry and the floor was made of lava.

Graphically, Prison Riot is a nostalgic throwback to the golden era of 8-bit gaming, complete with chunky sprites and environments that are as colorful as they are claustrophobic. The prison setting is convincingly dreary, providing the perfect backdrop for the chaos that unfolds. And while the game's sound might not win any awards for musical score, it effectively complements the on-screen action with a mix of beeps, boops, and the occasional digital scream.

Gameplay in Prison Riot is a frenetic blend of strategy and action. Planning your route, conserving your energy, and picking your battles are all key to surviving the riot and making your way to freedom. The game's levels are designed to challenge both your reflexes and your ability to think on your feet, making each successful escape feel like a genuine accomplishment.

Prison Riot is a testament to the enduring appeal of the Commodore 64 as a platform for innovative and engaging gaming experiences. So, if you're ready to test your mettle against the ultimate high-stakes game of hide-and-seek, grab your joystick and prepare to riot. Just remember, in the world of Prison Riot, only the cunning survive.

Prison Riot Tips and Tricks

For those intrepid players looking to carve their path to freedom through the pixelated chaos of Prison Riot, here are a few genuine tips and strategies to aid in your endeavor:

  1. Know Your Enemies: Not all adversaries are created equal. Learn to recognize the different types of guards and inmates, each with their own patterns and weaknesses.
  2. Conserve Your Strength: Your energy is limited, and every action, from fighting to sprinting, drains it. Pick your moments to engage and use stealth to avoid unnecessary confrontations.
  3. Use the Environment: The prison is filled with objects and terrain that can be used to your advantage. Learn to use these to block pursuers, create diversions, or access hidden areas.
  4. Plan Your Route: Study the level layouts and plan your escape route carefully. Sometimes, the direct path is not the safest or most efficient.

Unlimited Ammo (AR)

After loading the game, hit the left button on your Action Replay (or similar) reset cartridge and select "E" from the menu. Then, enter POKE 6399,165 to gain access to an infinite supply of bullets. Hit Return and F3 (or type SYS 2075 if you do not have an AR cartridge) to return to the game.

More 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 3556,1 (enhances game speed)
POKE 6554,165 (able to walk through prison guards)
POKE 5348,165 (able to walk through mines without suffering damage)
POKE 4046,165 (able to walk through roof slates)
POKE 2188,165 (infinite time on sub-game)

Once you're done, press F3 (or type SYS 2075 if you do not have an AR cartridge) to restart the game with cheats intact.

Or, If You Have No Reset Cartridge...

...Never fear, for a cartridge-free listing is here to give you access to all of the above cheats. To access these, start by keying in the following listing and RUNning it.

10 PRINT CHR$(147) : FOR I=524 TO 554 : READ A$
20 L=ASC(LEFT$(A$,1)) : L=L-55 : IF L<5 THEN L=L+7
30 R=ASC(RIGHT$(A$,1)) : R=R-55 : IF R<5 THEN R=R+7
40 V=(L*16)+R : C=C+V : POKE I,V
50 POKE 53280,V : NEXT
90 DATA A9,80,85,9D,A9,1D,8D,28
100 DATA 03,A9,02,8D,29,03,20,56
110 DATA F5,A9,08,8D,CE,01,A9,22
120 DATA 8D,CF,01,60,4C,E2,FC

After RUNning this and loading the game, it will automatically reset, after which time you may enter any or all of the following POKEs:

POKE 5563,1 (enhances game speed)
POKE 8407,1 (infinite ammo)
POKE 8562,165 (able to walk through prison guards)
POKE 7357,165 (able to walk through mines without suffering damage)
POKE 6054,165 (able to walk through roof slates)
POKE 4196,165 (infinite time on sub-game)

After entering your choice of POKEs, type SYS 2075 to restart the game.

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