Classic Apple II Game Deaths

Yesterday, Boing Boing posted a video compilation of many classic arcade death scenes, set to a chiptune rendition of Mad World. It’s pretty awesome.

After watching it, I was inspired to attempt a similar video, but featuring death scenes from the games I was closest to, growing up. Apple II games. And so, I spent the afternoon playing some of the games I spent the most time with as a kid, running under emulation on AppleWin. Not a bad way to pass the day, really.

So, have a look. I hope readers enjoy.

The games shown in the video are, in order: Archon, Dino Eggs, Drol, Aztec, Talon, Galaxians, Lode Runner, Evolution, Starglider, Airheart, Cavern Creatures, Wavy Navy, Choplifter, Spy Hunter, Sammy Lightfoot, Conan: Hall of Volta, Situation Critical, Rescue Raiders, Montezuma’s Revenge and Wings of Fury.

The chiptune (C64 SID) version of Final Countdown was done by the talented Andrew Lemon, and used with permission.

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4 Responses to Classic Apple II Game Deaths

  1. Clara says:

    Nice work, Blake! I didn’t play a lot of those games, but I remember several of them! Airheart looks awfully familiar. Of course Load Runner. I also loved Conan, Rescue Raiders, and Montezuma’s Revenge.

    What’s the name of the game in the Boing Boing clip where the guy beheads the other guy? I know we had that game on the IIe.

  2. Eric M says:

    omg, loved these games– I pirated most of them, I think ;-) fwiw I don’t think your Drol scene is a “death” scene, though… you rescued the girl so you cleared the level. If I remember correctly. Anyhow, AWESOME compilation.

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