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'''''Gremlins''''' is the first arcade game based on the [[Gremlins]] movie.
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'''''Gremlins''''' is a hack-and-slay game based on a species from the [[Gremlins]] movie.
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Screenshots==
 
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| Description = Fence all mogwais before morning!}}
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| Description = Rescue all mogwais tonight!}}
 
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==Music==
 
==Music==
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The driver and almost all audio were ported from [[Gremlins (A52)|the Atari 5200 version]]. Only the sound effect of the refrigerator opening or closing was deleted for unknown reasons, and the sound effect of a gremlin throwing food is unused; if it was used, it would inappropriately loop, a porting bug they possibly didn't get around to fix. The full theme now only plays over the main menu the first time after loading, and the second half plays over ''any'' get-ready screen.
  
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The arranger was apparently new to the C64, since the driver rejects [[Sound Wave#Pulse Wave|pulse waves]]. All audio uses [[Sound Wave#Triangle Wave|triangles]], [[Sound Wave#Sawtooth Wave|sawteeth]] and [[Sound Wave#White Noise|noises]]; arguably still finer than the original [[Sound Wave#Square Wave|squares]]. Instead of making full use of SID's built-in [[Sound Wave#Envelopes|ADSR envelope features]], he also merely changes the [[Sound Wave#Envelopes|sustain]] (as was necessary on [[POKEY]]), emitting a few audible clicks.
  
 
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| TitleLink  = Theme - Gremlins
 
  | Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Robert Vieira}}
 
  | Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Robert Vieira}}
 
  | Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Unknown}}
 
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  | Platform    = C64
 
  | Platform    = C64
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| Recording  = 01 - Gremlins - C64 - Title.ogg
 
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  | Track      = 2
 
  | Title      = Get Ready
 
  | Title      = Get Ready
  | TitleLink  = Title
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  | TitleLink  = Theme - Gremlins
 
  | Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Robert Vieira}}
 
  | Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Robert Vieira}}
 
  | Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Unknown}}
 
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  | Title      = Game Over
 
  | Title      = Game Over
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| TitleLink  = Theme - Gremlins
 
  | Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Robert Vieira}}
 
  | Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Robert Vieira}}
 
  | Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Unknown}}
 
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  | Game        = Gremlins
 
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  | Platform    = C64
 
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** '''Not Credited Programmer:''' {{Credits|Unknown}}
 
** '''Not Credited Programmer:''' {{Credits|Unknown}}
  
(Source for composer: [[Gremlins (A52)]]. The driver is the same as in the Atari 5200 version, only adjusted from the [[POKEY]] chip.)
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(Source for composer: [[Gremlins (A52)]].)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:36, 8 November 2020

Gremlins
Gremlins - C64.jpg
Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1984
Developer: Atarisoft

Gremlins is a hack-and-slay game based on a species from the Gremlins movie.

Screenshots

Gremlins - C64 - Title.png

The title screen and my low score.

Gremlins - C64 - Get Ready.png

Did Atari find nights 1 and 2 too easy?

Gremlins - C64 - Started.png

Mogwai hatching into gremlin, another gremlin slain into thin air.

Gremlins - C64 - Level Completed.png

Good morning bonus.

Gremlins - C64 - Sunlight.png

Rescue all mogwais tonight!

Gremlins - C64 - Busy.png

All game elements.

Music

The driver and almost all audio were ported from the Atari 5200 version. Only the sound effect of the refrigerator opening or closing was deleted for unknown reasons, and the sound effect of a gremlin throwing food is unused; if it was used, it would inappropriately loop, a porting bug they possibly didn't get around to fix. The full theme now only plays over the main menu the first time after loading, and the second half plays over any get-ready screen.

The arranger was apparently new to the C64, since the driver rejects pulse waves. All audio uses triangles, sawteeth and noises; arguably still finer than the original squares. Instead of making full use of SID's built-in ADSR envelope features, he also merely changes the sustain (as was necessary on POKEY), emitting a few audible clicks.

Recording

All songs were recorded from VICE 3.2 with the model C64 old NTSC. Whether Gremlins (C64) was officially published in PAL regions is not known yet.

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title Robert VieiraUnknown 0:09
Download
02 Get Ready Robert VieiraUnknown 0:04
Download
03 Sunlight Robert VieiraUnknown 0:03
Download
04 Level Completed Robert VieiraUnknown 0:01
Download
05 Game Over Robert VieiraUnknown 0:09
Download

Credits

(Source for composer: Gremlins (A52).)


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Format

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Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in SID chip. It sounds the same on every chip.

Releases

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Gremlins - C64.jpg
Title: Gremlins
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1984-??-??
Publisher: Atarisoft

Links


Gremlins
Gremlins Platform - A26.png
Gremlins Platform - A2.png • Platform - C64.png • Platform - PCB.png • Platform - A52.png
Gremlins 2: The New Batch Platform - AMI.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - C64.png • Platform - DOS.png • Platform - GB.png • Platform - NES.png
Gremlins: Unleashed Platform - GBC.png
Gremlins: Gizmo vs Stripe Platform - GBA.png