Sam's Journey C64

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Quick Info

Genre: Scrolling Platform Game
Platform: Commodore 64 (PAL "Vanilla" or NTSC with REU)
Media: 5.25" Disk (PAL or NTSC) and Cartridge (PAL)
Status: Available!
Distributor: ProtovisionBuy Boxed Edition | Buy Digital Download ]

Sam's Journey C64 Title

About The Game

Sam's Journey is a brand-new original scrolling platform game developed for the Commodore 64 home computer. It's about a cute little hero called Sam who finds himself on an unexpected journey in a strange world.

Mole SpriteGuide Sam through many different locations such as deep forests, hot deserts or frozen mountains! Find hidden gems and discover secret passages, but beware of the creatures!

Sam can run, jump, climb and swim. He can pick up items, carry them around and throw them at enemies. And with the power of special costumes, Sam completely changes his appearance and gains additional skills!



The game has a lot to offer! Have a look at this comprehensive feature list:

· Classic 8-Bit Platform Action ·
· Colorful Graphics ·
· Fast Free-Directional Scrolling ·
· Many Basic Moves Plus Climbing And Swimming ·
Sam SpriteToad Sprite· 6 Special Costumes With Additional Skills ·
· 3 Overworld Maps ·
· 27 Huge Levels With Multiple Sections ·
· 2000 Screens To Be Explored ·
· 14 Different Graphical Themes ·
· 19 Beautiful Tunes ·
· Sound Effects ·
· Hidden Items To Be Found ·
· Secret Passages To Be Discovered ·
· Checkpoint System ·
· Savegame Option ·

See It In Action!

Watch the official release trailer here:

Sam's Journey (C64) · Release Trailer
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Sam's Journey has received multiple awards! Here's a selection:

Zzap! 64
Gold Medal

Zzap! 64 Gold Medal
One of the best Commodore 64 games ever - Simples! – Zzap! 64 Annual 2019

Indie Retro News
Game of the Year 2017

Indie Retro News Game Of The Year 2017
It is every bit as beautiful and captivating as we thought it would be. – Indie Retro News

Retro Gamer UK

Retro Gamer SIZZLER
Sam’s Journey is one of the most technically impressive C64 games that we’ve seen. It’s also fun to play and the sheer scale of Sam’s quest should keep anyone who enjoys platformers busy for a long time. – Retro Gamer UK #182

Retro Gamer Nation
Editor's Award 2017

Retro Gamer Nation Editor's Award 2017
The Knights of Bytes have displayed their talent and passion to deliver the best C64 game in 25 years and a game that I will most likely revisit many times again. – Retro Gamer Nation

8 Bit Annual

Annual 8 Bit EPIC
Sam’s Journey deserves its place with other C64 platform classics alongside The Great Giana Sisters, Creatures, Mayhem in Monsterland and Nobby The Aardvark. Knights of Bytes have raised the benchmark to the highest possible pinnacle in C64 gaming, the game is just so awe inspiring. – 8 Bit Annual 2018


Reset Ripper
Sam’s Journey is a truly excellent gem offering a tight, polished experience, plenty of challenge, lots of longevity, excellent presentation, and is more than worth finding a prime spot for in any discerning C64 fan’s library. – Reset #11

RetroMetr Medal

Retro na Gazie Retrometr Medal
A 2D platformer perfect and without flaws? Very possibly, in my opinion it is the best representative of the genre on the C64, and one of the best if not the best on 8bit in general. I haven't had so much fun with a 2D platformer since Donkey Kong Country Returns on the Wii. – Retronagazie (translated)

Zzap! Italy
Medaglia d'Oro

Zzap! 64 Medaglia d'Oro
If it had come out in its heyday, we would probably remember it as the Mario of the C64. – Zzap! Italy #10/95 (translated)

Get Your Copy!

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You can now order Sam's Journey along with some additional goodies at the Protovision online store!

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