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Game No. 102
Voting 6.00 points, 17 votes
Developer Troy Lyndon, Yves Lempereur
Company Funsoft, Inc.
Publisher Funsoft, Inc., U.S. Gold, WizardSoft
HVSC-File GAMES/S-Z/Snokie_PSID.sid
Release 1983
Platform C64
Genre Arcade, Platformer (Scrolling Screen)
Gamemode Single player
2 players (in turns)
Operation Port 2Joystick Keyboard
Media Diskette Datassette
Language Language:english
Information aka Swash! Language:Italian

Description[edit | edit source]

According to the story a strange species named "snowbird" lives up in the north far behind the polar circle. Snowbirds are likeable and inspring confident creatures that only get angry when they are compared to their distant relatives, the penguins. They are very intelligent and rather good in jumping, but they cannot fly and they also are afraid of water, as contact with this element can get fatal for them.

A snowbird named Snokie is the hero of the arctic adventure. Snokie has been separated from his girlfriend Cora. Cora was kidnapped by "Grodies", who now keeps her locked in a snow cave. The player has to lead Snokie over an obstacle course and help him to find Cora.

Design[edit | edit source]

... you should never slide into gaps ...
... also loose boulders and ice water are deadly ...

Very simple graphic, smoothly scrolling from left to right. There is no music, only tone sequences and FX can be heard. There is only one level, just the same is the difficulty level very high as the game needs exact timing and pixel-precise jumping.

Hints[edit | edit source]

Controls[edit | edit source]

Controls on the title screen

  • F1   = start game with chosen options
  • F3   = normal/high speed - Normal or fast speed in the game
  • F5   = 1/2 players in turns - both players use the joystick in port 2
  • Space   = view highscore list

Joystick controls in the game

  • Joystick left / Joystick right = walk left/right
  • Joystick left and press fire button / Joystick right and press fire button = jump left/right
  • press fire button = jump
  • F7   = pause, press again to go on playing

Keys in the game

  • CRSR ⇔  = walk right
  • CRSR ⇑ ⇓  = walk left
  • Space   = jump
  • F7   = pause, press again to go on playing

Just for Fun[edit | edit source]

Build into the game is a so-called "just for fun"-mode, which allows one after losing all lives to go on playing from the section where the last life has been lost. For this you press the button number for the corresponding section ( 1  , 2  , ...., 7   ). In this mode no points are counted and you also have only one life.

Solution[edit | edit source]

... Ah, snow bird females are blue and very big ...

... Ah, snow bird females are blue and very big ...

Cheats[edit | edit source]

The version by "Remember" offers next to the different trainers a saveable highscore list and the manual.

Voting[edit | edit source]

Voting of the C64-Wiki users (10=the best vote):
6.00 points at 17 votes (rank 773).
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C64Games 5 28th April 2007 - "satisfying" - 1680 downs
Lemon64 7,33 28th April 2007 - 15 votes
Rombachs C64-Spieleführer 7 September 1984 - "Vote 3"

Reviews[edit | edit source]

Rombachs C64-Spieleführer: "The graphics is laminar and without depth effect; but anyway nice to look at. It is extremely difficult to manage the obstacle course for only a small part, through which the game gets for some players interesting, but for the most players rather frustrating. Vote: satisfying.".

H.T.W: "This game is a flawless Jump-and-Run of the "computer stone age", here one needs to jump pixel-precise and react fast. A calm hand and a precise joystick are needed! Although you can see the year of creation can be seen by the graphics and the sound does not come out positively, the game somehow creates this "I'll try it once more-feeling" . . .".

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]



Highscore[edit | edit source]

Topscore of Mindless
  1. Mindless - 28.620 - Level 3 (24.02.2021)
  2. DrCreep - 22.080 (24.04.2007)
  3. MontyMole - 18.160 (01.05.2007)
  4. Camailleon - 13.640 (02.12.2010)
  5. nczempin - 11.480 (24.04.2007)
  6. Radi1975 - 9.120 (17.07.2017)
  7. Werner - 8.620 (29.04.2007)
  8. Ivanpaduano - 2.580 (25.08.2019)

#2 DrCreep #3 MontyMole
#2 DrCreep #3 MontyMole

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