Classic C64 shmup Hunter's Moon is back

Looking back at some of the recent failings of projects financed by crowdfunding (take Vega + for example) it is hard not to become a sceptic on the whole concept. Lucky for us, every time the trust issues start to build up someone comes in with a project that delivers everything it promised and more. Hunter's Moon Remastered made by Thalamus is one of such projects.

The original Hunter's Moon was a decent shoot-em-up game with an interesting concept. It used the method of procedural content generation which allowed a huge and complex game to be made without it taking too much space. Strategic thinking, not just good reflexes, was a key to winning the game. It looked good, it played good, and there is no better way to celebrate its 30th anniversary than to make a remastered edition.

Key features of the new release:

  • Over 180 levels spread across 21 Star Systems
  • New level types including Jumpgates and Blackouts
  • Trainer Version designed for novice players
  • All-new Random Mode to test seasoned veterans
  • Save your game progress direct to the cartridge
  • Stunning new intro and outro sequences
  • New in-game music and enhanced parallax starfield
  • Built-in Level Editor to craft your own cunning creations
  • Multi-language support for French, German, Italian, and Spanish
  • Bonus: Original 1987 version also included on the cartridge!
  • Full PAL & NTSC compatibility (Remastered Version only)

The digital version of the game is now available for purchase ($7.99) with cartridge coming later this year.

Enjoy the gameplay video:

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