Bomico was a German software distributor, mainly for computer games. They had their own development department, later on turned into another company called Sunflowers. Sunflowers prospered considerably, releasing bestsellers like 1402 later on.
One of their Amiga and PC developments was called "Chartbreaker", but as far as its known, it has never been released. It wasn’t unknown exactly what the game was about, though you could have a stab in the dark and say something about music charts… However, Marco (and also recently…) Joerg Droege (Nafcom) came across a flyer (which you can find under Scans) which once translated describes the game… (Thanks to Joerg for also translating for us!)
Welcome to the music business.
With Chartbreaker you will become the manager of an up-and-coming band which you have to help get their first mega hit.
You quickly realise: The first gold disc is always the hardest. You organise TV interviews, deal out record contracts and live concerts. On the hunt for record contracts you get the shock of your life, the organisation of a mega company is turning into a fiasco if you do not look after every tiny detail.
A brand new mix of interactive adventure and economy simulation. Absolute top graphics, digitized music, over 30 locations, ultra humorousc texts and a completely intoxicating story guarantee many hours of gaming enjoyment!
* Mega sharp texts penned by a professional satirist!
* On-screen text and manual completely in German!
* Over 40 locations!
* Complex cartoon graphics!
* Hit suspected original music!
Planned for PC, AMIGA, C64! Developed together with the experts from SONY MUSIC! Larry presents: CHARTBREAKER – From the demo band to the mega hit!
The C64 Version is probably not in English. One of the most valuable parts of the game should be the music, comprising dozens of songs by Steven Diemer (A-Man). Can we find anything?
So its time to get searching for this one, if only for the music.
Lets get hunting…
Contributions: Jimmy Nelson, Marco (exile / anubis / civitas and Joerg Droege (Nafcom