Loco (video game)

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Loco
Publisher(s) Alligata
Designer(s) Antony Crowther[1]
Programmer(s) Antony Crowther
Richard Stevenson (SPEC)
David Wright (SPEC)
Nigel Speight (SPEC)
Composer(s) Ben Daglish
Platform(s) Commodore 64 (original)
Atari 8-bit, ZX Spectrum
Release 1984 (C64)
1986 (Atari, SPEC)

Loco is a 1984 computer game developed by Antony Crowther and released by Alligata for the Commodore 64.[1] Loco is a clone of the 1982 Sega arcade game Super Locomotive. Ports for the ZX Spectrum and Atari 8-bit family were released in 1986. The ZX Spectrum port was developed by Richard Stevenson, David Wright and Nigel Speight.[citation needed]. The music for the game is a C64 remake of Jean Michel Jarre's Equinoxe 5 by Ben Daglish.[2]

Crowther's subsequent work Suicide Express is considered an unofficial sequel.[3]

Reception[edit]

In July 1984 Loco was awarded game of the month by Personal Computer Games magazine.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers". dadgum.com.
  2. ^ Retro gamer magazine, issue 70. Pages 84-89
  3. ^ http://www.personalcomputernews.co.uk/pcnb/html/080/personal_computer_news_080_gameplay_suicide_express.html

External links[edit]

  • Loco at Lemon64
  • Loco at Atari Mania
  • Loco at SpectrumComputing.co.uk