June 15, 2024


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Indie Retro News: Bagman Strikes Back


We’ve featured many games throughout this week but here’s another game update that’s worthy of a mention, as we’ve just found out that LC-Games latest C64 homage to the 1980’s ‘Bagman’ and sequel to Bagman Comes Back called ‘Bagman Strikes Back’, has just hit version 1.0.2 with a number of changes. These changes include – The wheelbarrow could no longer be picked up if left on the far right of the screen, one of the first stages has been modified to make it slightly easier, and the maximum number of extra lives expected could be exceeded.

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According to the wiki for the original game of Bagman which is what the game is based on, The objective of the game is to maneuver the bagman through various mine shafts, picking up money bags and placing them in a wheelbarrow at the surface of the mine. The player must avoid pursuing enemies, moving ore carts, and descending elevators. The player may temporarily stun the guards by striking them with a pickaxe or by dropping money bags on them when they are below the player on the same ladder. The player may move between the three screens which make up the level via shafts and on the 

This game is a tribute to Bagman, an arcade game released by Valadon Automation in 1982. It is also the sequel to Bagman Comes Back. This version is made up of 24 completely new stages.

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