Another potential GTW which was highlighted by Peter Weighill and comes from an advert in the June 1983 issue of Commodore Computing International.
The game was described as so:
“Drive through the mine filled mazes collecting as many money bags a possible before running into a mine. Challenging and fun for all levels of players.”
Interestingly, the other 3 games in the advert (see scans) are all in Gamebase and were published by a company called Luna Software. It is therefore very likely that Money Minefield was by the same developers (hence the credits for now).
Thanks to Richard Bayliss, the full C64 game was found on a Megatronix PD disk, so here it is all fully preserved and confirmed that the game must have had a release.
Marco ‘Exile’ Das got in touch in February 2023, after finding a copy of the game in the wild. He has very kindly backed up the game and has provided a TAP image for the site, along with some photos of hte tape.
Contributions: Peter Weighill, Richard Bayliss, Marco 'Exile' Das
- 08/03/23 – Added TAP image thanks to Marco ‘Exile’ Das.
- 27/02/23 – Photo of original tape, found by Marco ‘Exile’ Das.
i have found an original of money minefield in Birmingham. will dump it when i get home. will send you a photo
Thanks Marco! That’s a brilliant find, and thank you for preserving! Added photos for the time being.
The game came out for the Vic20, I own it, so it’s reasonably likely it did come out for the C64 as well, just no one has found it yet. There is also a Vic20 version of Firefighter iirc. Address on the box says Luna Software, PO Box 26922, San Jose, CA 95159.
Thanks for confirming Mat, Richard Bayliss has just found what seems to be the C64 version on a PD disk – so i’ll add that later.
I got Firefighter 64. Original packing and tape by LUNA software. I am also waiting for 3 other LUNA software titles, but not arrived yet.
That’s great news!
Probably from the recent fire sale on eBay of someone selling their passed brother’s collection.
Actually, I happen to find 4 Luna Software games released in UK by Gremlin Software.
I bought that Firefighter from Luna Software, tape version, as you mentioned, but it will not arrive in a while due to slow shipping from the US. Same seller also sold 2 Luna Software games on disk (Hyperhen and Pedestrian), but I missed out on those. The disk versions use a larger cardboard box than their tape games.