Gaming on AmigaOS 4.1: Pachi el Marciano (Santiago Radeff / ToAks)

Hello and welcome to a new post here on the Gaming on AmigaOS 4.1 blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

This week I’ve been busy with setting up a Sam440ep Flex, which I bought from a company called Relec (thanks for quick delivery!) in Switzerland. I’ve wanted a regular Sam440ep or a Flex for a while, so was very happy that they had one in stock for me. The first thing I did after receiving it and checking that everything was in working order, was to install an SSD and do a full clean install of AmigaOS 4.1 FE with updates. After having getting used to SSD’s, there’s now way back for me, hehe. ๐Ÿ˜€ Anyway, the computer is working fine and I’m very satisfied with it.

Had planned to pre-order a Sam460 from ACube System, but was quite surprised by the price of the motherboard. I was under the impression that it would be similar in price to the last batch, so now I’m slightly on the fence… However, I’m very tempted, since it would be great to have a completely new board. Time will show. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, today I’ve tested a game called Pachi el Marciano, a platform game ported to AmigaOS 4.x by ToAks. It is free to download from OS4Depot and installing it is a matter of extracting the archive to the destination of your choice. Then you double-click the icon of the game to start playing. You can choose to play the game in a window on your Workbench desktop or in fullscreen.

The main menu of the game (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)
Screenshot by Old School Game Blog

The controls are easy to get used to. Space to jump, cursor keys to move to either side, duck or rise up. The aim of the game is straight forward. Collect all the objects on each level and then advance to the next. ๐Ÿ™‚

The intro screen (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)
Screenshot by Old School Game Blog
Gameplay (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

As many similar platform games, this one is not easy, but should be doable with some practice. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Graphics looks good and the background music is nice. Good playability as well. I have a feeling I will try to get a bit further in this one in the near future. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you like such platformers, why not give it a try?

By the way, I made a recording of me playing the game through FlowerPot / WinUAE and uploaded it to YouTube. You can watch it below if you want:

If you want to visit the webpage of the original developers, you can click here.

Thanks for reading and see you in another post here on the Gaming on AmigaOS 4 blog!

Have a great day!

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