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Have you ever wanted to run around a maze, throwing footballs at anything in your way? Well, if you have a Commodore, or a C-64 emulator, your wait is over.
Way back in 1984, Synapse Software developed a C-64 game written in Commodore Basic called "Shamus." Shamus is a very simplistic stick-figure looking hero who runs around several mazes weathering traps, alien monsters, and other nefarious villians. Ultimately Shamus can shoot the enemies with a football- looking projectile, or can dodge and evade them. Your objective is to collect the keys necessary to open different areas of the mazes.
While its graphics are simplistic, even for the Commodore 64, and its age is that of many RU Freshmen, "Shamus" has survived the ages. A simple Google search turned up over 10 pages of resutls for "Shamus Commodore," many of which include hints and cheat codes. My favorite cheat codes include POKE 27185,165 (unlimited lives) and POKE 48438,165 POKE 61190,165 (cheat mode).
Do you think your ability to beat the Evil Lord Death Aran in the latest PS/2 first-person shooter qualifies you for the title of Ender? If so, try "Shamus," and try it without the cheat codes.
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I remember that game! I used to play it!