Italian pirated games


Status: Full Game, Findability: 2/5

I’ve cheated a little with this entry to save time, but I had an email from Francesco Milioni today, who helps with the site Edicola 8 bit and looks to find out the original titles for pirated games in Italy.

He highlighted a number of titles which he could not find the original game for. Some are SEUCK efforts and are probably just the same named game. But there are some original titles which could well have been intended as something else.

Do you know anything more about them?

The games are:

All downloads can be found here. Let me know if you can determine the original source game! :)

Contributions: Francesco Milioni, James Pitcher, Gaetano Chiummo, Andrea Pachetti

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Update history

  • 16/01/21 – Another title found – Ala Radente
  • 18/12/18 – More mysteries solved, plus some new titles added.
  • 28/12/17 – Another game added – Star Wars
  • 27/12/17 – Some mysteries solved.

23 Responses to Italian pirated games

  1. Ciao, sono Alberto Frabetti, il programmatore di rudy hummer. Rudy hummer nasce come demo e nient’altro. Una copia del gioco fu donata a un commodore club fondato da amici e nel giro di pochissimo lo vidi piratato nelle edicole. Questo Á¨ tutto. Se volete vedere un’altra mia demo scritta alcuni anni fa interamente in C andate su youtube e cercate “capcom remix frabetti”. Ciao a tutti, un saluto dall’italia!!

  2. I’ve made further investigation about the game “Melt”, with the precious help of Antonio Savona. The game has still got the trainer in memory, but unfortunately the original crack intro is not working anymore (the game was “frozen” by the italian pirate after the trainer screen; at that point, the unpacking process had already overwritten the crack intro), but we’ve got a clue: the name of the cracking group (“The Fanatic Duo”). Is anyone still in contact with these (german) people? Are there some disks containing all their releases? The game looks like an early version of Di-Art (, or just a rip-off of that game (it’s badly designed, and the levels don’t seem to be properly linked)…

    • That’s great work by both you and Antonio! Sounds like it could well just be a heavily hacked version of Di-Art – as it would have been fairly straightforward to do, as the SEUCK editor is usually still in memory. I’ll add a note to the page!

      • Thanks Frank!
        One more note about the game “Di-Art – Moebius II”: there’s an introduction where one of the programmer says: “Now some notes about Moebius: you might [have] seen our preview of it but it wasn’t meant to be released but caused by some sh*t-heads. A mistake went up, so just wait for the final version!”.
        I don’t know if it refers to the game we know as “Melt”, but I guess it’s worth investigating! “Di-Art – Moebius 2” was made by the 801 Designing Crew and The Sarge (Joachim Ljunggren?): are they still around to confirm this?

  3. Case closed: Alberto Frabetti confirmed that the game is his own work. It was originally called “Rudy Hummer”, and the original charachter was a bit different (the trees had a different color too). I’ve just asked him if he’s still got an original version. I’ll keep you updated about this. Credits must go to Andrea Pachetti, who guessed right about the author being Alberto Frabetti :) Happy New Year to everyone!

    • Thanks Gaetano for the excellent suggestions. I think you’re spot on with Autopolo and you have some great leads regarding the others. I’ll point Francesco to your comments to help update his pages too.

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