KRAKSNAX SOFTWAREZ XPERTS
>>> FOR THE COMMODORE 64!

Preservation Group, Special New Software & Graphix for the C64

NTSC C64. Both NTSC/PAL compatible, unless noted.
Recommended original hardware or emulator with NTSC mode with finely-adjusted crt. Enjoy..


Mail: krakmail [at] pm.me

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  • Alcazar [KSX062]
  • One of the coolest adventure games on any system, especially the C64. Common features probably overlooked are the difficulty levels, which are worthwhile after you beat the game once, and the diverse bestiary and items. The game has a move counter and maps for castle interiors are revealed after killing a first demon, or better, with harder difficulty levels, after other conditions. There is a lot of challenge and replayability to this game that in our opinion warrants a firm place our best and favorite Commodore 64 games at least. Two special dox files for items and controls, stats and gameplay tips. 3 files on disk version or self-executable .prg

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  • Apple Cider Spider [KSX061]
  • Who doesn't love spiders? They eat bugs and other creepy crawlers so they don't climb on you. And in case you get bit, who knows, you may even get superpowerz and maybe make a gazillion bucks in some cheap crappy Hollyswood movie show and "a partner" to play this here game.. Who doesn't love Apple Cider, especially the fermented, unfiltered kind. Yippeee. Kaiiiuooo. Kay! Won't you play Apple Cider Spider, today?

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  • Alice In Wonderland [KSX060]
  • US Game Company Spinnaker via Windham Classics produced some of the greatest adventures games on the Commodore 64 as well as all-time in computer games in our opinion.. Here is a real classic of a quality that will never be re-captured or surpassed from the amazing team of Dale Disharoon, Bill Groetzinger and Vince Mills who produced 2 amazing C64 masterpiece games concerning design, intriguing mixed minimal but bold graphic style, story and atmosphere. Criminally underrated or celebrated even after 35+ years. Disk only release - 2 disks side version, A: Boot/Saved Quests / B: Original B-side Game Disk Replica.

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  • Seesaw [KSX059]
  • An old budget game from Quicksilva that you got either on tape or on budget disk pack by Valueware, like I did in North America in '85, and which was one of the lowest price game packs you could buy. Seesaw was a gem and is still one of the crown jewels for playability and challenge. It's one of those games a kid with no money could just afford on sale to get something new and then play and practice the heck out of and conquer. I did. Yet today, decades later it is even more challenging than before, for some reason, although it's perfectly designed and executed. Simple to play, instructions in-game, infinitely replayable coffee-break game. A favorite nostalgic, special game, one I actually still play and throw on regularly. Give this humble little game a try. -Mo

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  • Hypa-Ball [KSX058]
  • Awesome interstellar sports game of spaceball ricochet for 1 or 2 player. A real nostalgic classic that represents the golden gaming era of the C64!

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  • Saracen [KSX057]
  • Datasoft's classic action-puzzler where you play as a crusader who must unlock or destroy barriers, shoot arrows at enemies, locate da bomb each level and finally shoot/detonate it next to the Saracen Chief to get 'ahead.' Disk only release - the complete 100 levels.

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  • Enigma [KSX056]
  • A nice classic sideways scrolling space shooter from '88 with highscore board saved to disk, thus... Disk only release for da scores.

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  • Ball [KSX055]
  • An intriguing basic game from '88. We kept this one original on purpose for pure nostalgia and simply re-packed it with an nice little intro screen. A kickbut game by Sven. See diskette directory for notes on this release of the original.

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  • The Scrolls Of Abadon [KSX054]
  • A classic oldie but occult goodie. Find the wizard Abadon's 4 mystical amulets, collect star gems, as well as scrolls left by lost ancient cosmic explorer Hiram that may unlock special spells to aid you in your quest in this astral labyrinth of infamy.

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  • Pitstop II [KSX053]
  • A special release of the classic Pitstop II, one of the best vintage racing games of all-time and surely one of the C64's finest.

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  • C64Hunt v1.1 [KSX052]
  • Salvage, once again, yet another discovered lost S.S. Tramiel cargo liner lost-at-sea and filled to the brim with lost Commodore-related booty. The new updated v.1.1 has a new feature 'Nitrogen Narcosis' finally added along with some new treasures to behold. Also, a kool new Mo art screen is added to the game for your visual enjoyment. Kick your sunday shoes off and relax... and slowwww downnnn with your favorite home gaming computer system, the C64.

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  • Hover Bovver (US-Canadian Edition) [KSX051]
  • Nothing like the scent of fresh grass in the winter. eh? Hoser? Watch out for the jealous boyz.

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  • Triaxos [KSX050]
  • Jailbreak the man who holds the secret to the most powerful weapon in the galaxy from the ultimate in high security orbital prisons that has 5 levels, a twisted weightless environment with wall jumping, dangerous droids, explosives, cloning, and a surreal style. A cool little action impossible mission game with a countdown to shutdown that will unleash a fatal mindprobe that will attempt to zap your brains if time runs too short.. This KSX release includes an agent file (dox) with the essential stuff you need to know going into this mad inhuman space prison. **PS. Fixed Dox Typo and re-uploaded Feb.8/2022

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  • Miner 2049'er [KSX049]
  • The super old-school classic.. it's Miner 2049'er on the Commodore 64.

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  • The Final Programme [KSX048]
  • Another new ksx game that includes both a mutation generator + game that includes randomized and customized elements, and which is the complex mathematical web that is... THE FINAL PROGRAMME. Create infinite new variants of mutations and try to escape from up to five notoroius laboratories in: Ottawa, London, Berlin, Canberra, Washington D.C. and Wuhan. Feb. 9th BIG UPDATE: Hacked version added + Dox, the latest official final package...

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  • Save New York [KSX047]
  • Hahaha hohoho. Another intropic classic commie game intropic'ed by Mo. Great 1 or 2 player game originally on cartridge, released from California, 1983. Fly the unfriendly skies, grab fuel packages, shoot aliens that will chomp and destroy the cities buildings, destroy eggs and alien hatchlings in NYC's dangerous subway system---all on one ingenious screen. Gorgeosity itself as well as tragic story of nihilism and urban alien invasion.

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  • Burnin' Rubber [KSX046]
  • Ram your roadie opponents, burn rubber and survive to race another season. Another C64 crash-em-up classic and favorite, ripped from original tape with incredibly significantly improved loading time (tape or disk)---in fact, hey--> it burns rubber...

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  • War Play [KSX045]
  • Propaganda death ensemble, burial to be. Corpses rotting through the night in blood-laced misery. Scorched earth the policy--the reason for the siege. Infiltration push reserves, encircle the front lines. Supreme art of strategy, playing on the minds. Bombard 'til submission. Take all to their graves. Sport the war, war support--The sport is war, total war. One of the best and forgotten or under-appreciated UK 2-player game classic masterpieces on the C64. 1 or 2 player.

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  • Elidon [KSX044]
  • Aaachoo. Excuse me. I am likely allergic to all the flower pollen around here, or is it the fairy dust? In any case, it seems we have lost our way in the magic forest of C64 - a fabled realm and parallel dimension to Elidon. Apparently, we have been sequestered to aid the Faerie Queen by exploring the land and finding the seven potions to be sprinkled upon the seven flowers to restore her Finvarra so we can party like it's 1985 again.

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  • Pro Boxing [KSX043]
  • NTSC US/Canadian classic boxing game surely forgotten and now unearthed, once again. 1985 was the big year for C64 boxing games, and this one with its old-school rustic boxers with facial damage display between rounds is certainly one to remember - old-school nostalgia for early C64 gamers. Cool team-up between Advantage and Artworx on this one. Here is it in all its glory with a decent load ratio one-file + a special intro to match from Kraksnax..

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  • Black Hole [KSX042]
  • A funky, freaky little shooter from 1983. Phase I: Control your ship 'roids-style avoiding being sucked into titular black hole. Phase II: Once you do get sucked in, which you will, in this 2-step pleasure maze, survive and exercise your pilot stamina skills. Phase III: Enjoy the game. Phase IV: Go watch the movies - da titular 1979 one, the year from which this game reflects in its rustic design, as well as the 1974 Phase IV flick by Saul Bass, of course, and finally the super-secret one from '86 (what fine cryptic riddles we may insert in 2021 post-80s). Lastly gaze at the amazing Amber, our titular intropic space vixen android, and check out the tunage per usual. This game is all about sucking, the goal being to move and upgrade to the other side of the... Black Hole. Special Feature: Our patented kraksnax cosmic turbo-cruncher may spawn a random chance of a random game border color; the default for our version is black (the game original was light blue).

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  • Tag Team Wrestling [KSX041]
  • 1987, in came Data East's dirty, funky, grimy Tag-Team Wrestling. Super-easy, fun controls: hold-fire button + directional text select of move made this a hilarious and awesome 2-player or 1-player tournament gem. It also features Japanese, European, World and Super league brackets to give solo players a goal to reign as champion supreme. Mo, who contributes his fancy classic NWA-era intro-pictures, calls 1987's Tag-Team Wrestling 'the STARRCADE of them all.'

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  • Tenebra [KSX040]
  • Tenebra. What else to say. No bras. No Dario Argento. Yet, darkness, torches and grue, the spectre of grim fortitude based in the reality you may or may not create. Simple in the superficial sense. Confused, pick up a damn book, preferably a grimoire to exorcise the curse that modernity has had on your soul. Blackthorn is back and you are the avatar, however you must find your virtues, morals and re-discover common sense - at least this is Mo's interpretation of the game. Pic'ed surrounded by total darkness, snow, ice, dead forest and meadow. RPG-themed Puzzler. Dirty intro-ed KSX.

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  • Petscii Portal [KSX039]
  • A perfect petscii pet port puzzle-platform game for your Commodore 64 by Ko-Ko from late 2021. Ripped by KSX and intro-pic'd by Mo, etc. NOTE: DISK VERSION/PRG ONLY

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  • Bagman Comes Back [KSX038]
  • Unexpected suprise arrival late 2021... The classic arcade game, and here, C64 game version from '84 Bagitman gets a sequel. The Bagman is back in Bagman Comes Back. The original surely found its way onto many a Commodore gamers' disks via the BBS back in the day, and here via BBS 2.0 you can download and play our intro-pic'ed and optimized version today. Nice sequel with play smooth as butter. NOTE: DISK VERSION ONLY, AS GAME LOADS AND SAVES BEST SCORES TO DISK.

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  • Candy Bandit [KSX037]
  • Munch.. Munch.. Munchhhh..

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  • BC's Quest For Tires (NTSC/USA) [KSX036]
  • Tala alunda Atouk. Atouk zug-zug Tala? No, Atouk zug-zug Lana. Oog? Oog macha ool. Ooosha. NTSC version zum Kraksnax, wooza-gom Mo. Works on PAL yet with the funky coloring of a pre-maturely thawed caveman. This ia a NTSC release version krak.

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  • Slither Re/dux: Treasures of the Baghdad Palace [KSX035]
  • Slither is another classic but obscure game re/dux from Ahoy!, the US premiere C64/C128 gaming-oriented magazine of the 1980s. The game is faithful and the exact same game experience to the original, albeit, cleaned, polished, cased in chrome and special incense.

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  • Magic Mushrooms [KSX034]
  • Magic Mushrooms is a brand new 2021 release and based on a old obscure mag type-in game. Alas, a redux version, re-coded with 'new occult features' and style by Mo. It takes snakes, I mean worms to a whole new cosmic level. Beware of the jealous boyz..

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  • Microdot [KSX033]
  • An under-recognized gem with Construction Kit Editor. Intropic/Dox and diskette side A assembled by Mo. Included is a jam-packed disk with: original version/files requiring a Drive #8 or tape. Plus 2 classix cracks of the game -> NTSC/UK imports from FBR-Zenith/Ikari-Talent (fluid-load), all-in-one with documentation and easy-load menu. NOTE: Disk Side A only. Manual tape copy recommended.

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  • Mad Nurse [KSX032]
  • Up picks up baby. Down puts down baby. Fire releases stun gas. Goooooooeeeeeuuuugh. Bleeeeaaaaagh! WWWAAAAAAAAGH!!!!! Babies are important and susceptible to all sorts of danger. A good samaritan should know how to protect them, right? Perhaps not a popular opinion these days, but back in the day with the Commodore 64 it was a status quo thought, believe it or naught. We, at Kraksnax, love babies.. and Mad Nurse, a timeless classic C64 game.

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  • Castle Blackstar [KSX031]
  • Lady Artmemis has summoned you in the text adventure game from 1984, in this final version, to retrieve her golden Orbz of Power. In return for your studly service, your wildest phantasies might just come true.

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  • Worron [KSX030]
  • A game slated for a 1987 Firebird release that fell by the wayside, left unfinished & finally revisited and finished recently by the original creator! It's a great game, tough-as-nails, literally where you must bypass booby-trapped courses in a dystopic future scenario. Resources and food are in low supply and, in order to qualify for them, one must compete in the devious games of the profiteer Professor Pierre Worron. Get a taste of the future now... SPECIAL: Two versions: Disk/Tape Master.

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  • Reactor Run [KSX029]
  • Classic oldie now with a joystick swap from Port I to Port II, and intro. Maybe a more obscure game, but we had a copy of Reactor Run traded on disk over via the old interbbs and it's a classic in our book. The objective of the game is get the key then flee. SPECIAL: Joystick port swap.

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  • Gruds in Space [KSX028]
  • Gruds. Little green men about four foot one. Maybe they want to have some fun. Little green men about 4 foor two. Maybe he wants to mate with you. Little green men about four foot three. Maybe they want to be set free. You'll find out if you play this classic US Commodore 64 graphic text adventure today. Requires Drive 8, full disk game, intropic + dox. NOTE: PAL systems will suffer from some more severe glitchy screen artifacts. NTSC systems are ideal or NTSC machine mode via emulator is preferred.

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  • indoctrination [KSX027]
  • indoctrination. the new rage. a new mini-game for the Commie 64.

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  • Space Firehawk [KSX026]
  • A 2021 shoot-em-up that is pretty good & hard with upgrades that one must balance to dodge, weave, destroy and to progress. Reeks of C64 vintage with avian future-tech. Tape and disk, now standard in releases.

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  • Trolls and Tribulations [KSX025]
  • A cherished C64 US ultra-classic from 1984/5 Creative/Designer software and that truly encapsulates early-mid 80s Commodore gaming. A side-scrolling action-puzzler: you play a troll who dives deep into the sewers, of presumably Mo-town, to retrieve valuable relics of presumably an unknown underground Wizzard. Another sort-of, maybe anniversary release from Kraksnax. It's Trolls & Tribs. Runs OK on PAL, but ideal speed & color on NTSC C64s or in NTSC-mode via emulator. Now on tape and disk!

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  • Space Planters [KSX024]
  • A late 2020 unique building puzzler, where you use a pieces such as solar panels, space rocks, aliens, to combine each family substance ultimately producing the highest achievement, respectively, human space habitat, alien space city, and habitable planets. If you wish to know where Trollie Wallie retired (speakers on) play this. Nice. Additional intro pic added from KSX and Mo. Now on tape and disk!

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  • Mission Om [KSX023]
  • An obscure rpg tape game import from UK's Spectresoft. Largely text-based with some sprite action, text gui, etc. Includes a painted conversion intropic by Mo. Dox'n'load, bonux programs on disk.

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  • Moebius (Infinite) [KSX022]
  • Not be confused with the classic US game Moebius: The Orb of Celestial Harmony from Origin, this is a rather obscure UK title, from 1985 by Infinite. You play Moebius, a space mercenary that has to battle the forces of The Controller, ruler an inter-planetary empire. You must fight and travel in side-scrolling action through each planet, eventually gaining a jetpak and hovercar to aid you in your battle. This 35th anniversary edition takes Wizard Crackings vintage with its intropic, repainted by Mo and finally one-filed in a tight new release.. Now on tape and disk!

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  • Tetris [KSX021]
  • Tetris... a kraksnax version of da classic game of blocks, where you must use your head or else perish in the Siberia of gamedom.. Now on tape and disk!

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  • Dots [KSX020]
  • Dots... a 2020 game where you must collect the dots and escape through da portal.

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  • Planet Balls [KSX019]
  • Planet Balls... a 2020 game where you must free your balls. The Evil Dark Cube has captured the King of Balls and all his subjects have been placed in the hot box. Guide your balls along the path to freedom by gaining the key to the proverbial and literal gate of exitus.

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  • Bounces [KSX018]
  • Bounces... the classic game of medieval marionette warfare This is fun for 1-player with 5 skill settings but also one of the greatest 2-player games on the Commodore 64 in our opinion. Intropic from the klassik tape release, retouched and 'enhanced.' Now on tape and disk!

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  • Snake Plissken - Die Klapperschlange [KSX017]
  • A very timely game for multiple reasons in 2020, including yet another 35th anniversary game on Kraksnax. New intropic/booter from Mo + Kraksnax Hypra-load 2020 fastloader bundled on disk and optionally loaded via intro. Hypra-load was the software-based fastloader originally recommended directly upon loading Die Klapperschlange and now here with a new speedy incarnation for your convenient loading option (Intended for single drive use with no other potentially conflicting devices attached). Die Klapperschlange aka 'Snake Plissken - Die Klapperschalnge' aka 'Escape from New York' is an old obscure favorite 'underground' game from Flash - the type of game that truly represents what the Commodore 64 used to be all about for many people, and still of course with King Kraksnax. Escape from New York...!

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  • Lords of Karma [KSX016]
  • Suddenly you find yourself in the central square of the mythical city of Golconda, in the magical universe of Karma. Just staying alive may be more than you can handle, but the Lords of Karma are watching your every move and they will not let you rest until you have performed many deeds of kindness and bravery --- however the choice is yours to obey or not obey. You must explore the verdant forests, twisting hills, rugged mountains, and labyrinthine caverns of the universe of Karma, gradually learning its secrets.. A very early Commodore release originally for the Pet and other early computers. With new intropic by your friendly neighborhood bannedman Mo. Now on tape and disk!

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  • Oils Well [KSX015]
  • Oils well here at Kraksnax, so here we have a humble old krak with new pic of yet another 1983 classic game - Oils Well.. A timeless C64 game with a rich gameplay experience.

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  • C(64)Hunt [KSX014]
  • Explore the S.S. Tramiel: the ship-wrecked freighter containing the long lost shipment of C64 stuff, from the Tramiel fleet... An enhancement of an old-school US/NTSC '84 magazine game, this new reboot features: aggressive shark mode with non-cheatable timing; a chance of divers contracting 'nitrogen narcosis'; rankings along with over 64+ unique Commodore C64 treasures! Now on tape and disk!

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  • THE PYRAMID [KSX013]
  • Visit and pass 120 different chambers in... The Pyramid. 120 different chambers, 120 different aliens on 15 levels. This special release version comes with a custom conversion title intropic/intro, and some special instructions to help noobs out. The Commodore 64 was released on tape in UK a year after the game's debut on the ZX Spectrum computer system. Now on tape and disk!

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  • WYR [KSX012]
  • Wyr is a very cool 2020 4k game, wyr u control bouncing spherical aliens that were captured accidently by scientists, trapped in a laboratory, which suddenly meets disaster. You select one and must find the others after which you can hopefully escape via a dimensional port back home. Now on tape and disk!

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  • QWAK [KSX011]
  • A fun and polished port to the C64 of the Amiga game Qwak. 2017 Reset Edition v1.3, kraksnax added intropic by Mo. Now on tape and disk!

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  • JOUST [KSX010]
  • Recently unearthed lost Atarisoft cart port of Joust. Everybit as good as the Atari version in retro-spect. Best Atarisoft cart Commodore game? Time to dust off the others and see. Great gameplay with some interesting touches making this a winner. Rippppedd by The Outlaw ;) Now on tape and disk!

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  • CYBORG '82 [KSX009]
  • There are a few games out there called Cyborg, however, this one was the first from 1982 for the C64 - a super early title and pretty unique text adventure. The included new intro pic linked and created by Mo for the game, along with the intro game text says it all... The game also supports saved games, and a second 'Game Storage' disk is included. It's Cyborg from 1982!

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  • VOICE RACQUETBALL [KSX008]
  • From 1985 the date of original UK cassette release to a late-arriving 1988 official issue of the game on disk in North America, this fun racquetball aka squash game was known under many unofficial titles, such 'voice racketball' on disk to simply squash, as actually noted in-game. A koala-drawn conversion/intro pic as been added... Now on tape and disk!

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  • ONE ON ONE [KSX007]
  • It's 1983 all over again, and again, at kraksnax. This one is simply a very funky release from a personal backup from 1983. Now sporting a funky intro and joystick 2 swap. A game not to be understimated, still one of the best basketball games of all-time. Now on tape and disk!

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  • MOTOR MANIAC [KSX006]
  • An insane reboot, hack n'crack of the classic 1983 infinite racing game Motor Mania! It's 2020 and time now for Motor Maniac!! Featuring a joystick 2 port, intro/demo game sequence, a 'level-switcher' [see SCORE PANEL on in-game title screen; use up on joystick] to potentially spawn more random hazards, such as more numerous water puddles, boulders and traps. Mix up Motor Mania and start game in either 'Maniac Mode' or just play the original classic unmolested... today. Now on tape and disk!

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  • DR. PIMPLE'S DOG [KSX005]
  • I always disliked minesweeper, a default game on Windows when Windows/DOS PCs took over the market, but... Dr. Pimple is an addictive, tough-as-nails, conceptually awesome Brit classic and as they might have said in days gone by, perhaps with a Sylvester McCoy-like (yea, I know he's Scottish) trill, "Rrrrippin. A Jolly Good Time." These are simply the pimply voices that I hear in my head. Try this puppy out and be haunted by the maniacal laughter of Dr. Pimple!

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  • SWEET SIXTEEN [KSX004]
  • A classic 80's Chicago-area produced C64 text adventure. For pervs. Goes great with a switchblade, vasoline, cuffs, tape and maybe some Cheap Trick. I would say not for kids, but then again a kid made it, the intended audience is kids, and I'm pretty sure only kidz played it. But I will warn that this makes the movie Kids, tame. Now on tape and disk!

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  • FORT DJANGO [KSX003]
  • Basically a super-cool western saboteur game that goes great with spaghett and some red vino. Now on tape and disk!

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  • RABBIT PIE [KSX002]
  • Another classic import, for fans of rabbits or hunting, you'll be lap'in this game up. Obscure memory, new krak, forgotten recipe, rustic, de-crypted, restored, reborn for your gaming addiction and C64 trophy cabinet of curiosities. Now on tape and disk!

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  • PARADROID 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION [KSX001]
  • OK, it's Paradroid with the rare US Thunder Mountain release cover graphix. OK. it's just a re-release of an old classic crack, but a crack many old-timers used to play intropic'd. But it's a classic and still the crack many played 35 years ago and still do. Time to simply celebrate and remember the classics. Now on tape and disk!