Splat (Retro Remakes 2004 Compo Game)


This is my entry for the Retro Remakes 2004 Compo which ran from 1st July to 30th September 2004 which gives us a chance of winning a prize. I have written a remake of a 1983 ZX Spectrum game by Incentive Software, called 'Splat'. You have to guide 'Zippy' through many levels of hazards and escape through the top of the maze. Sounds easy, but the maze is constantly moving around and getting faster with each new level. You have to avoid the maze edges, spikes, water and a variety of other things while eating grass and plums. Get a good score and you get on the global Top 50 chart.

Prize Update!

I won something! I won some games and utilities for most faithful remake and also an Atari joystick with bulit in games as a special judges prize from STompy. Overall I came 17th out of 73 which is not bad at all for my first proper game.

Game Features

  • 9 levels of maze mayhem (wraps around to level 1 but faster)
  • High-Res graphics mode AND Spectrum blocky graphics mode
  • Redefinable keys
  • Top 50 high-score table which syncs with an Internet top 50
    (current chart can also be viewed here)
  • Hidden cheat mode for skipping levels - mainly for compo judges
  • Written using DarkBASIC Professional V5.5 by "The Game Creators"

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Provided in the top 3 compression formats.

Name Size
splat.zip 978 KB
splat.rar 615 KB
splat.7z 591 KB

High Scores

The game incorporates a global Top 50 high score table. Current High scores can be viewed here.

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