Le Fantome Vert

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Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the release of this preview. I remember it very well when it first came out, and being a clever twist on Pacman, where you control a ghost instead.

Lovely looking graphics and an idea which sadly seems to never have got any further.

Nothing more yet is known about the game, but after 10 years – its fairly safe to assume its been abandoned. Maybe with the new resurgence of C64 games over the past 5-6 years, they could be tempted to finish it.

Contributions: Richard Bayliss

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Details from Richard Bayliss regarding the game:

“I like to give you an update for what happened regarding the game, Le
Fantome Vert and Galago

Nori was a scene friend back in time. He did sprites for For Speed We
Need 2. He also joined Crypt and helped me out with a few programming
issues as well.

Now about his game projects:

Galago – had a few previews released (I think you may already had
those). This was a nice looking space invaders preview, which he shared.
I was going to be the musician for that game project. Sadly nothing got
finished at the end with this game. Nori worked really hard on trying to
make a modern day look space invaders game, but he had trouble with
memory issues. There just wasn’t enough memory the assembler, which he
was using could take. So it looks as if this may have caused him to
freeze/give up this game. Also no music was made, as I was actually
waiting for this game to have been finished.

Le Fantome Vert – (Or Green Phantom as translated to English). Nori
showed me this game, and it looked like a very good twist to pacman.
Imagine this, ghosts being chased by giant pacmen. Nata did a great
piece of music, and the preview was pretty much playable.

Both Galago, and Le Fantome Vert looked to be great modern day variants
of two classic arcade games. I am not 100 percent about this, but I am
going to take a guess that the two games probably were canned due to
memory issues Nori had to face up to?…  He also had left Crypt in 2008.”

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