Showing posts with label Trashman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trashman. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Game Covers - Trashman (Commodore 64)

The object of the game is to empty all the bins from each road into the dustcart which is slowly moving up the road, returning the empty bin from where it was collected, before your bonus points reduce to zero.  If you step on the grass the bonus score will reduce rapidly, but you can increase it by completing tasks you are asked to do by householders (leave the house by holding the down key).  Your score is increased for each bin emptied. Some houses will have dogs in them, which will chase you if you step on the grass, and if they bite you, your injury will result in a limp, which will slow you down. The same effect will occur if you are knocked down by a bike. If you choose to go into the cafe or pub to collect valuable bonus points, beware of over-eating or drinking too much.  If your bonus score is reduced to zero you will be allowed two more attempts to improve.  Should you mis-judge crossing the road and are hit by a car the game will end. 

3D View (hold and move to rotate)

Friday, April 03, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 11

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 11
Friday 3rd April 2020

Trashman on the Commodore 64

"I like this game, but keep getting run over by the fast cars! 6 / 10" - Kayleigh

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Retro Game Boys Episode 7 - Trashman (Commodore 64)

Are you getting tired of flight, train, lorry, farming, and goat simulators?  How about a Rubbish Man Simulator?  Stuart and Kieran play "Trashman" on the Commodore 64 and try hard not to burst out in to song and sing "My old man's a dustman"...

Enjoy :D

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Games that remind me of my childhood Number 8 : Trashman (Commodore 64)

The ultimate rubbish man simulator - welcome to Trashman!

Released in 1984 by New Generation Software. Trashman was originally released on the ZX Spectrum before shortly getting a conversion on the Commodore 64.  The game is very simple and has you control the 'trashman' who must collect the rubbish bins dotted along the street and empty them in to the rubbish collection lorry before the timer runs out.  Simple eh?

When you have successfully emptied a bin in to the lorry and have taken it back to the house it came from, the front door opens and you get an invite to go in and get a tip (extra time) from the resident of the house.   You must however stay on the path - one step on the grass results in the timer running down quicker, and no chance of a tip!

There are seven streets in total to complete.  The first street has 5 rubbish bins to collect, the second has 6, and so on until you reach the seventh street which is 12 bins to empty.  Obstacles to avoid are cyclists riding on the pavement, however the main cause of death in this game are the cars and other road vehicles .  If you are run over, then it's game over!

I was introduced to this game by Colin, a family friend who had a Commodore 128, and I remember wanting it so much, thanks to fun gameplay, and effective and realistic (at the time) 3D graphics.  As was the case with many games of the time, we only had a Commodore Plus 4, and this was another game which was never converted to that system.

A fun game in 80's surburbia, and a fond childhood memory.

Level 1 - Staunton Street (Click to enlarge)

Level 2 - Pultney Street (Click to enlarge)

Level 3 - Grove Street (Click to enlarge)

Level 4 - Lyncombe Vale (Click to enlarge)

Level 5 - Widcombe Hill (Click to enlarge)

Level 6 - Lansdown Hill (Click to enlarge)

Level 7 - Milson Street (Click to enlarge)