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Shao Lin's Road - C64 Game Cheats

Game Review & Description

"Shao Lin's Road" (sometimes known as Shaolin's Road) on the Commodore 64 is like taking a whirlwind tour through every martial arts movie cliché, but instead of watching from the couch, you're the star, and your joystick is the only thing standing between you and a horde of pixelated foes. It's a game that distills the essence of kung fu into a digital form, where the flying kicks are as plentiful as the enemies and the action is as non-stop as an over-caffeinated ninja on a tightrope.

Graphically, "Shao Lin's Road" brings the vibrant world of martial arts to life with a flurry of colorful sprites and backdrops that are simple yet effective in setting the stage for your kung fu conquests. Each level is a new arena for your pixelated prowess, filled with foes that seem eager to introduce their faces to your flying feet. The animation of your character's moves is surprisingly smooth for the Commodore 64, making every jump, kick, and punch feel satisfyingly impactful.

The game's sound design is a chiptune ode to the classic soundtracks of martial arts films, with energetic beats that keep your adrenaline pumping and your fingers twitching. The sound effects, from the thwack of a successful hit to the inevitable groan of a defeated enemy, add a layer of auditory satisfaction to your virtual butt-kicking.

Gameplay in "Shao Lin's Road" is a frenetic blend of platforming and combat, challenging players to navigate through levels while dispatching a seemingly endless stream of attackers. Mastery over the game's controls and an understanding of timing are key, as you leap from platform to platform, all while delivering a series of well-timed kicks and punches to anyone foolish enough to enter your personal space.

"Shao Lin's Road" on the Commodore 64 is a thrilling homage to the world of martial arts, capturing the essence of kung fu flicks in a way that's both challenging and immensely satisfying. So tighten your belt, warm up those joystick-wielding fingers, and prepare to kick, punch, and leap your way to victory. Just remember, on "Shao Lin's Road," the journey is the reward, but a high score is pretty nice, too.

Shao-Lin's Road Tips and Tricks

For those ready to don their virtual gi and embark on a quest for martial arts mastery, here are a few tips to help you along "Shao Lin's Road":

  1. Timing is Everything: Learn the timing of your attacks and your enemies' patterns. Striking too early or too late can be the difference between victory and a swift kick to the digital behind.
  2. Keep Moving: Staying in one place for too long is a recipe for getting overwhelmed. Keep moving, and use the game's platforming elements to your advantage.
  3. Prioritize Targets: Some enemies are more dangerous than others. Focus on taking out the biggest threats first before cleaning up the rest.
  4. Use the Environment: Certain levels contain environmental hazards that you can use to your advantage. Lure enemies into traps for an easy victory.

Infinite Lives (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 17187,189 to gain unlimited lives! Hit Return and F3 to return to the game.

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