Clever & Smart (C64)

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Clever & Smart
Clever & Smart - C64 - Tape.jpg
Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1987
Developer: Magic Bytes

Clever & Smart is an arcade adventure based on the Spanish comic series Mortadelo y Filemón. The comics were so popular in Germany that a German publisher had the blessing to design this first video game. It was not well thought out, as all localizations kept the German title and character names. The gameplay got a bit of a cult following due to the original and worthy gimmicks, and the completely obscure aim, which was neither known nor reached until May 31, 2003.

The C64 version plays well and fast; you can even outrun the enemy car. The graphics are nicely shaded and comical, if a bit blockier than necessary and lacking in variety. The scrolling, however, is a bit late, and the English and French texts are full of grammar mistakes.


Clever & Smart - C64 - Title.png

The title screen.

Clever & Smart - C64 - Start.png

Thrown into the game after minutes of loading.

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Text-only shops.

Clever & Smart - C64 - Bet.png

Hard joystick-wiggle race.

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All the people.

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Lots to do in the sewer.


The only music plays to the title screen and the language menu on it. The in-game sound design is lackluster: Even though 24 sound effects were created, they cover expected actions and about half of them are indistinct noises. This is especially bad when knocking: Do you hear granite or a dangerous pipe? Only when you hear nothing, you know you can drill through the wall.


The song was recorded from a C64C with an 8580 R5 4091.

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Title Unknown 3:32


(Source: Code recognition. Game lacks credits.)

Game Rip






Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in SID chip.


  Germany.svg   Germany
Clever & Smart - C64 - Disk.jpg
Title: Clever & Smart
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1987-1?-??
Publisher: Magic Bytes
  Germany.svg   Germany
Clever & Smart - C64 - Tape.jpg
Title: Clever & Smart
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1987-1?-??
Publisher: Magic Bytes
  Spain.svg   Spain
Clever & Smart - C64 - Spain.jpg
Title: Mortadelo y Filemon
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 198?-??-??
Publisher: Dro Soft, S.A.


Mortadelo y Filemón
Clever & Smart Platform - C64.png • Platform - AMI.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - CPC.png
Mortadelo y Filemón II: Safari callejero Platform - CPC.png • Platform - ZXS.png • Platform - MSX.png
Mortadelo y Filemón: Una aventura de cine Platform - W32.png
Notable Companies Dro Soft