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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.

The game runs perfectly on both PAL and NTSC models of the Commodore 64.

Gameplay

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 guards, moving ore carts, and descending elevators.

The player can temporarily stun the guards by striking them with a pickaxe or by dropping a money bag on them when they are below the player on the same ladder, or by sliding a bag on them when they are further down the same slope. The guards can also be stunned by placing the wheelbarrow at the top of the ladder or elevator while they are going up.

The pickaxes can also be used to break down walls that obstruct the passage. Keep in mind that the bagman can hold the same pickaxe for a few seconds, after which it disappears. The initial duration of each pickaxe is 8 seconds, but if the player drops a pickaxe before it expires and then picks it up again, the duration resets to 4 seconds each time.

The bagman can jump into an ore cart after grabbing a ceiling handle as well as he can jump off the cart by moving the joystick left/right or by moving it up/down when the cart is on a ladder.

The action button is used to perform the following tasks:

  • Pick up and drop money bags
  • Pick up and drop pickaxes
  • Grab and release a ceiling handle to avoid the ore carts or jump into them
  • Placing a money bag in the wheelbarrow
  • Pick up and drop the wheelbarrow

Points are scored for each horizontal step the player takes, for each money bag placed in the wheelbarrow, and for each guard stunned.

At 30000 points and then every 60000 points, the player earns an extra life, for a maximum of 6 lives.

Options

There are 3 difficulty levels to choose from: Easy, Normal, Hard.

On PAL models, you can choose to play the game at native PAL speed (slightly slower than the original arcade game) or at NTSC speed (matching the speed of the original arcade game).

Controls

Joystick lever Move the bagman
Fire button Action button
F7 Pause
F1 Stop game and return to title screen
F1 Reset ranking (while the top scores are displayed)

Joystick in port 2.

History

Version 1.0

  • First release.

Version 1.1

  • 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.

Version 1.2

  • The maximum number of extra lives expected could be exceeded.

Version 1.3

  • Now, on PAL models, you have the option to play the game at NTSC speed, which matches the speed of the original arcade game.
  • The in-game instructions have been removed, they can be found on this page.
  • Fixed an issue with entering a top score name using the joystick.
Updated 13 days ago
StatusReleased
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
AuthorLC-Games
GenrePlatformer
Tags2D, Arcade, bagman, Commodore 64, maze, Pixel Art, Remake, Retro, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Joystick

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Great job. Keep it up. Personally, I would give the main character a little more speed so he can move faster both without the treasure and with it. :)

I wanted to keep the exact same speed as the original arcade game, both with and without a bag. I am referring to NTSC. When playing in PAL, the speed of the game decreases by 20%.

However, I'm glad you enjoy the game.

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I understand 😊 The game is great nonetheless. I like this type of game. I wish you continued success in making them. Long live COMMODORE 😁 

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Hi Luca. Great game! I’ve reviewed it here if you’re interested. Keep up the good work. I love your stuff!

Fantastic !!! Thank you so much for the great review!

is this game available to license for arcade?

What do you mean exactly?

to sell to my customers on polycade arcades.

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There is a copyright issue here. Bagman is a Taito licensed game from Valadon Automation. My remakes are clearly based on the original version and therefore cannot be put up for sale in any way to avoid copyright infringement. Sorry.

Lovely game - thank you - this is my tribute...

Thank you very much, also for your tribute!

As always Luca, awesome work !!!

Thanks for the compliments and for the video!

Thank you Luca, amo Bagman dal 1982 e 24 livelli è incredibile solo il pensiero per quanto sara' bello giocarli. Ci faro' live su twitch apposite per divulgarlo, meriti ricompense e recensioni ovunque. Grazie!

Grazie per la considerazione! Non mancherò di vedere il tuo video.

Prego, ho caricato la live di ieri su Bagman Strikes Back su youtube:

Ho visto il video e ti ringrazio per l'ottima pubblicità che mi stai facendo!

Ho appena aggiornato il gioco (v. 1.0.1). Ho corretto il bug che avevi trovato e ho reso lo stage in cui ti era capitato leggermente più facile. In effetti era un po' "tostarello", come dici tu.

Grazie, rigiocato anche oggi su Twitch (vedo di caricarlo su youtube il video ma devo separarlo da altri giochi) ora sono arrivato al livello 11 sempre più bello di livello in livello. Notte!

very good

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thank you

gracias por el juego

¡Diviértete con esta nueva versión!

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yes. 8.5/10

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Awesome game!

Thank you so much!!!

Amazing game, congrats and thanks!

I'm glad you appreciate it!

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Ooohhhhh mama!

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oh hell yes!!

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