Tracker Hero: It’s Guitar Hero, but on the Amiga!
August 18, 2012
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Did you know that there is a game similar to Guitar Hero and Dance, Dance Revolution on the Amiga?
It is called Tracker Hero and it is based on songs in the .MOD (music module) format. You can actually hook up a real Playstation guitar to your Amiga and use it to play the game.. awesome stuff!
Tracker Hero is freeware and can be downloaded from sites like Aminet.net. It was developed by a group of people calling themselves GUS Entertainment. They won an award (Amiga Games Award) for their game back in 2011, which you can read more about here.
The game was developed on an Amiga 1200 in combination with WinUAE. AmiBlitz2 was used for programming, Personal Paint for graphics and Protracker for music.
I mentioned that you could use a Playstation guitar to play the game, but Tracker Hero also supports dance mats, old-school joysticks, joypads and keyboards.
The latest release is from the 24th of June 2012, so it looks like it is being updated from time to time.
If you want to change or add music to the game, you can do that for free. There are thousands upon thousands of tunes around the Internet that you can download and use at once. Great stuff!
I’ve included some video footage I found of the game below. Hope you’ll enjoy the videos! (you must hear the music on the second video.. it is the soundtrack from a Swedish Amiga demo called Bosnisk Metal (made by Gigatron).. great tune for headbangers!)
Have a good weekend everyone!