Mayhem in Monsterland Premium Edition

One more post before I get some much-needed sleep.

I received a very cool thing in the post today.


That is a brand new, just manufactured, recently back in print, newly remastered 15th Anniversary Premium Edition of Mayhem in Monsterland, an absolutely classic, beautiful and hugely fun C64 game. On a 5.25″ floppy disk. A real floppy disk that’s actually floppy, as opposed to those 3.5″ solid plastic lumps.

Compared to the first time around, they’ve fixed a really annoying bug. That might sound like a minor thing, but the bug in question caused you to lose ten(!) lives if you were too good at the game, which was more than a minor irritation. It’s been really hard to get hold of a fixed copy until now.

Here’s an old video of me not-quite-perfectly completing the first level. (If you think the graphics look dreary, skip to 2:51 – and switch to 480p, damnit).

I am still rather miffed that they didn’t fix the bug properly 15 years ago, but better late than never. This game is too good to stay mad. I can’t play it until Ludum Dare is over, but Monday evening is going to be fun. It’s been a great weekend for games :).