Frantic Freddie

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Disambiguation The title of this article is plurivalent. see also Frantic Freddy.
Frantic Freddie
Title image from Frantic Freddie
Game No. 17
Developer Kris Hatlelid
Company Commercial Data Systems
Publisher {{{Publisher}}}
Musician Gregor Larson, Brian Larson, Kris Hatlelid
HVSC-File MUSICIANS/H/Hatlelid_Kris/Frantic_Freddie.sid
Release 1983
Platform Amiga 500/600, C64
Genre Arcade, Platformer (Single Screen)
Gamemode Single player
Operation {{{Width}}}{{{Width}}}
Media Icon disk525.png
Language Language:english
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[edit] Description

You play Freddie who is chased by monsters while collecting buckets full of gold pieces and many bonus items (four in each of the 16 levels) as e.g. ice cream, christmas trees, dollar bills etc. . The paths, that the monsters go, follow a certain pattern, so they are predictable. A level counts as solved, when all buckets with gold pieces haven been collected. The speciality in this game is that Freddie cannot walk past a ladder leading up, but only is allowed to walk back or up. Another difference to other games of the same genre is that you can constantly hear well-known hit parade sounds as a background music.

[edit] Design

... a short animation from the game
... a short animation from the game ...
... here Freddie probably chose the wrong one ...
... here Freddie probably chose the wrong one ...

The graphics are not outstanding, but designed fondly. The music, as aready mentioned, is very good, but it stands out that some pieces are by the band "Queen". According to the programmer Kris Hatlelid the name of the game does not refer to Freddie Mercury, the singer of the group. Every second level (this is 2, 4, 6, and so on) follows a short and funny interlude, of which there are, unfortunately, only two different ones.

[edit] Hints

  • The game is controlled completely by joystick, where the fire button has no function.
  • Even the entry into the highscore list is done by joystick.
  • Every picked up gold pot gets you: level 1-2 = 10 points, level 3-4 = 20 points, level 5-6 = 30 points, level 7-8 = 40 points, level 9-10 = 50 points, level 11-12 = 60 points, level 13 = 70 points, level 14 = 80 points, level 15 = 90 points, level 16 = 100 points.
  • Bonus points: 100-1000
  • The speed of the game rises after every second level.


... another image from the game Frantic Freddie

[edit] Solution

[edit] Cheats

  • You can go behind the ladder top right corner on the first level. If you hold the joystick to the right after going behind it you will appear not quite half way out on the screen . This can also be done on the fifteenth level.
  • Before "running" the game, type 'poke 34535,24', press enter and then type 'run'. This cheat removes any collision detection between Freddie and the enemies, so level 17 can be reached without any danger.
  • Before "running" the game, type 'poke 3118,234;poke 3119,234', hit enter and run it. Allows you to collide with monsters, die and lose no lives.

[edit] Critics

Sledgie: "For my playing abilites concerning such collecting games Frantic Freddie is just too hard. I think the idea with the ladders is unique and good."

Guybrush: "One of many collecting games, which existed in the beginning years of the C64 era and one of the better ones of its kind."

Robotron2084: "Frustrating and difficult platformer with entrancing music and acute addictive potential. 8 out of 10 points."

[edit] Miscellaneous

[edit] Trivia

Later, there was a fan conversion of this game on the Amiga. However, the programmers didn't point out that the original was made by Kris Hatlelid.

[edit] Cover

"Cover" of Frantic Freddie


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Franticfreddieadvert.jpg
Advertisement for the game..


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[edit] Highscore

Topscore of Tomek
  1. Tomek - 24.060 (08.03.2008)
  2. Equinoxe - 21.300 (16.02.2013)
  3. Robotron2084 - 19.980 (13.02.2008)
  4. Worf - 6.880 (11.02.2004)
  5. Werner - 3.680 (13.02.2008)
  6. Endurion - 3.010 (10.07.2007)
  7. Equinoxe Junior - 1.160 (17.02.2013)
  8. Sledgie - 670 (29.02.2004)

#2 Equinoxe #3 Robotron2084
#2 Equinoxe #3 Robotron2084

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