Attack of the Mutant Camels
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|Attack of the Mutant Camels|
Atari 8-bit version
|Platform(s)||Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit|
Attack of the Mutant Camels is a surrealist computer game written by Jeff Minter and released for the Commodore 64 and Atari 8-bit family in 1983 by Minter's Llamasoft. The horizontally scrolling shooter is similar to the Atari 2600 game The Empire Strikes Back (1982), with AT-AT walkers replaced by giant camels. Confusingly, a very different game from Jeff Minter's Gridrunner series was also released in the US under the name Attack of the Mutant Camels.
Llamasoft released a sequel, Revenge of the Mutant Camels, in 1984.
The player controls a small jet plane and has the task of killing giant yellow camels before they reach the home base. Doing so requires several dozens of shots. The camels retaliate by shooting fireballs from their mouth. Each camel required several shots to destroy; if a camel reached the base, the game was over. Once all camels on a level had been killed, the player had to survive a "hyperspace" sequence which required avoiding high-speed missiles. Upon successful completion, the next level presented a new wave of camels, with slightly harder gameplay.
- "The Art of Video Games Exhibition Checklist" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
- jeff-minters-unreleased-konix-multisystem-port-of-attack-of-the-mutant-camels-preserved-a-due-for-release on retrocollect.com (2012)
- AOTMC89 "Konix Multisystem - Attack Of The Mutant Camels '89 V0.4 - Source Code" on github.com
- Attack of the Mutant Camels at Atari Mania
- Attack of the Mutant Camels at Lemon 64
- Llamasoft's 8-bit games, from which AMC is downloadable
- Commodore 64 Online Version
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