The horizontal format is a great change! No more scrolling into guards, and the more compact level layouts (and time limit! = o) make the whole thing a lot more frenetic. : )
Bagman Strikes Back
A downloadable game for Windows
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 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 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.
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 90000 points, the player earns an extra life, for a maximum of 6 lives.
There are 3 difficulty levels to choose from: Easy, Normal, Hard.
Arrow keys, controller lever or gamepad D-Pad = Move the bagman in the four directions.
Spacebar, Ctrl keys, or any controller button = Action button.
You can also use the WASD or IJKL keys as directional keys, and the Z or M keys as fire button.
While playing, press P to pause or Home to stop the game and go back to the title screen.
While the best scores are showing, press Shift+Del to reset the ranking.
- First release.
- You can now use the controller to enter a top score name.
- More controllers are now recognized.
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Grazie ancora Luca e Stefano per questa ennesima versione bellissima di Bagman (in questo caso è la conversione da C64 su modello arcade) preso al volo (con donazione dovuta) provato e regala le sensazioni dell'originale. Lo giochero' con piacere e condivido il link per farlo conoscere. Buona giornata!