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Shoot 'em Up Construction Kit is more of a utility than a game. It allows the user to create a huge variety of top down shooters with a simple set of utilities allowing the player to draw, animate and move all of the games sprites, create sound effects and backgrounds for many levels, and set up games rules.

The package comes complete with 4 games already made on it, to demonstrate the techniques involved. These include: "Slap and Tickle" (set in space), "Outlaw" (a wild west game) "Transputer Man" (with a strong sci-fi setting) and "Celebrity Squares".


Shoot 'em up Construction Kit  Amiga Player 1 limitations.
Shoot 'em up Construction Kit  Amiga Example game - Slap 'n' Tickle (AKA Space Hawk) title screen.
Shoot 'em up Construction Kit  Amiga Example game - Blood 'n' Bullets title screen.
Shoot 'em up Construction Kit  Amiga Sprite editor.

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Alternate Titles

  • "SEUCK" -- Informal name

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User Reviews

A piece of software that demonstrates the time and effort needed to produce a game Katakis | カタキス (41999) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Amiga User International Oct, 1989 85 out of 100 85
The One Nov, 1988 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Aug, 1989 82 out of 100 82
ST/Amiga Format Jan, 1989 4 out of 5 80
Amiga Games Oct, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Computing Feb, 1989 67 out of 100 67
The One for Amiga Games Feb, 1992 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga World Jan, 1990 Unscored Unscored
Your Amiga Jul, 1989 Unscored Unscored
Commodore User Apr, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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Battle Ball

After a wave of people attempting to sell SEUCK-coded games to commercial companies, programmer Stoo Cambridge attempted to do so himself. He coded Battle Ball using a slightly modified version of SEUCK to create something which had only superficial differences from the standard. It was sold to Power House but they folded before its release. Cambridge was paid however. The game was lost until being recovered in 2014; it is now available via the Games That Weren't website.


The German magazine ASM (Akueller Software Markt had a section in which they reviewed games made and sent in by readers without (respectively in search for) a publisher. In the first installment, they reviewed the game Outfire supposedly made by "Rainbowsoftwareclub" along with a reference address. It scored (average) 5 out of 12 points. As it turned out, it was just a renamed Outlaw, one of the demonstration games shipped with SEUCK... The review can be seen here.


In 1994, an enterprising Polish programmer by the name of Zdzisław Bułka released a Commodore 64 program named Projektuj Grę! ("Design a Game!"), publishing it in Poland through the company Biuro Informatyczno-Wydawnicze. In fact, Projektuj Grę! was the Shoot 'em up Construction Kit, except with the code edited to translate all text to Polish, and with the authorship information changed to credit Bułka. As the original program was rather obscure in Poland, Bułka could hope that few Commodore users would notice the rip-off. "Bułka's" program received a praising review in one of Poland's major Commodore-related magazines, Commodore & Amiga (issue 2/94, pp. 31-32). It was not the first, nor the last C64 program he ripped off and sold as his. Bułka's practices eventually came to the magazine's knowledge and received a scathing criticism in its pages (issue 10/94, pp. 28-29).


  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #72 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Zzap!
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards 1987 - State Of The Art Award (readers choice)

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Jon hare (21) added Shoot 'em up Construction Kit (Amiga) on Oct 27, 2005
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