Sprite Castle 030: Sword of Fargoal

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sofgeneric[1]In most Rogue-like games you start off with a sword. In this one, you’re in search of one! Fire up your Commodore 64 and join us as we go in search of this 1983 classic game by Epyx, SWORD OF FARGOAL.

Download the game in .D64 format HERE.
Download ringtones from the game HERE.

Congratulations to Extent of the Jam, this episode’s King of the Castle and now a member of Sprite Castle Royalty! Listen to this week’s episode to find out how you can become the next King of the Castle! Remember, I need the song title and its relationship to this episode! Last episode’s secret song was Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

[Game Links]

Link: Box
Link: Manual
Link: Reddit: AmA Jeff McCord
Link: Fargoal.com

[Show Links]

Link: How to Make a C64 Game in BASIC
Link: Commodore Free Issue #93
Link: Commodore 64 4kb Crap Game Competition
Link: Kabura by Sputnik World
Link: C64 Retroplay Project (Lemon64 Thread)

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Updated: June 21, 2016 — 10:30 am

4 Comments

  1. I haven’t had a chance to listen to the audio podcast yet, but big thumbs up for the video addition. I really liked it and you continue on with doing that. I’ve only vaguely heard of this game so it was nice to see a demo. Unrelated question: What is that vertical monitor in the back showing? I think you might have talked about it on one of your shows, but I cannot remember now what it is. It looks pretty cool.

    1. Thanks, Dave! The video supplements take a bit more time, but I’m hoping to get the process streamlined (and my Patrons are a good incentive to keep things moving)! The vertical monitor is running pyANS, an ANSI viewer that runs on the Raspberry Pi.

  2. This game is also available for the VIC-20.

    1. That’s true! I mention that a couple of times in the episode, along with the Commodore Pet game that Sword of Fargoal was based on.

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