Sammy Lightfoot

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Sammy Lightfoot
Title image from the game
Game No. 286
Voting 5.20 points, 15 votes
Developer Dean Creehan
Company Sierra On-Line
Musician Dean Creehan
Release 1983
Platform C64
Genre Arcade, Platformer (Single Screen)
Gamemode Single player
2 players (in turns)
Operation Icon Port1.pngJoystick
Media Cartridge
Language Language:english

Description[edit | edit source]

As a trapeze artist Sammy Lightfoot you jump high over the heads of the audience over balls and fire, balance over abysses, swing on ropes to a man-eating pumpkin and tame a flying carpet.

The game consists of three scenes, (each scene fits in one screen, no scrolling), when all scenes are down, you start again at scene one with a higher difficult grade.

The difficulty grade (level) and the number of players (1-2 players in turns) can be set before the start of the game.

Design[edit | edit source]

... an animation from the game

A very "antique" game, which can be seen as belonging to the platform genre, with three levels of which each fills one screen (no scrolling). The graphics have a very low resolution, the sound is mainly a tone sequence. The controls must be "pixel exact" (which is relativated by the fact that the pixels are more like blocks). The movements of the enemies and the obstacles follow a fixed scheme, so they can be learned by heart to finish a level. The animation of the trapeze artist "Sammy" is also for the game's year of release not very outstanding.

Hints[edit | edit source]

The title screen is left by a press on the fire button, whereupon you get into the options screen. By joystick forward/backward the options are chosen, by fire they are changed.

Sammy Lighfoot follows the joystick movements to the left and right. To jump, use ropes or activate a lift keep the fire button pressed.

The faster you end a scene the more points you get. If you reach a high enough score, you can enter your name in the highscore list. (This is saved on disk in the Nostalgia version.)

Solution[edit | edit source]

Scene 1: With the help of the trampoline and rope go from bottom right to the left at half height. With the trampoline to the top left and then right over the gap. Further to the right into the bright area on the ground, (the rope starts to swing). Go to the pumpkin's platform with the rope.

Scene 2: From bottom right to bottom left over the partially disappearing platforms. Activate the lift. From the left at half height to the right at half height over the moving platforms. Activate the second lift. Go with the flying carpet from top right to top left.

Scene 3: From bottom left to bottom right passing the balls flying around. Activate the lift to the right. From the right at half height to the left at half height passing the sticks moving up and down. Swing from top left to top right over the fire with the ropes to the pumpkin's platform.

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Voting[edit | edit source]

Voting of the C64-Wiki users (10=the best vote):
5.20 points at 15 votes (rank 960).
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C64Games 6 21st August 2008 - "good" - 1690 downs
Lemon64 6,9 21st August 2008 - 19 votes

Reviews[edit | edit source]

H.T.W: "A very rudimentary platformer (only three screens, no speciality in the course of the game), that cannot really enthuse me. The most noticeable in this game is probably Sammy's head of hair...".

Klaws: "So-so. Seems as if they have enriched the graphics of the Apple II version with a bit of colour and this was it. When playing it for the first time I thought the grinning thing would be the target to reach, but no it is the evil pumpkin. Yes, honestly, this is supposed to be a pumpkin...! After all: 1 out of 10 points!".

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Highscore[edit | edit source]

Topscore of Mindless
  1. Mindless - 44.780 (26.02.2019)
  2. Equinoxe - 19.870 (24.11.2013)
  3. Camailleon - 17.490 (03.07.2011)
  4. Ivanpaduano - 13.220 (03.09.2019)
  5. H.T.W - 5.830 (09.03.2009)

#2 Equinoxe #3 Camailleon
#2 Equinoxe #3 Camailleon

Links[edit | edit source]

WP-W11.png Lightfoot Wikipedia: Sammy Lightfoot