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Blood Money (Commodore 64)

Blood Money Commodore 64 Psygnosis logo

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Description

The speech in the introductory sequence probably sums things up best - "the biggest unanswered question is 'where is the money?"

The player has 4 missions to take on, in each case trying to kill baddies for the money they have, which can be spent in the shop rooms to upgrade their craft. Energy is depleted by contact with enemies and the walls, although there are some baddies who simply hover on your ship and steal, rather than physically doing damage.

The game is a shoot 'em up which scrolls both horizontally and vertically, while being viewed from an R-Type style sideways perspective. Navigating the levels sometimes requires the player to duck through gaps in scenery.

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Blood Money Commodore 64 Gameplay on the first level
Blood Money Commodore 64 An end of level boss
Blood Money Commodore 64 Land at the shop to purchase weapons
Blood Money Commodore 64 The main menu

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The Press Says

Zzap! Jul, 1990 93 out of 100 93
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1990 9 out of 12 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1990 385 out of 1000 38

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Trivia

Artwork

The artwork used on the front of the box and on the intro screen is called "Protector" and was made by the well-known British illustrator Peter Andrew Jones. Like a lot of his art, the piece has appeared on sci-fi book covers: it was first used for a 1979 British paperback release of Larry Niven's Protector and depicts Phssthpok the Pak, a main character from the book. It also appeared on a Dutch edition of Niven's Ringworld Throne and is featured in Jones' art book Solar Wind.

Inspiration

David Jones wrote the game inspired by an arcade game called Mr. Heli. He wrote it at home, in his bedroom, in his spare time.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #3 Best Action Game in 1989
  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 - #2 Best Shoot-'em-Up in 1990
  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Stuart Wynne / Phil King)

mike dailly (3) added Blood Money (Commodore 64) on Sep 01, 2004
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