My thoughts on Fast Eddie, and a request for a non-glitchy version of the game
So first off, I love Fast Eddie as a game. Played it for hours on the Atari VCS and I think at some point in my Atari computer days I downloaded Fast Eddie on the computer off some BBS. Played if off an on as one of my old go to games though on the Atari computer there were many better games so things like Minter 2049er was my new platformer by then.
SIMILAR CODE ACROSS PLATFORMS
(speaking ironically as this IS a "Platformer).
So fun introduction. I've been working with Hack-O-Matic and it's true, Fast Eddie was a LAAAAZZZZYYYY port of the VCS/2600 version when brought over to the computer. I was able to take the sprites I made in this post for a fan hack...
And apply them within a hour to this version for the 400/800
So all that went well. The character sprites were line by line the same. The coding for the ladders and background was laid out different. Currently working on the Vic 20 version. The Commodore 64 version is VERRRYY different, at least to Hack-O-Matic.
A Non-Glitchy Version?
So there the character to the left in the score rides up a little higher than the rest. Anyone have a better version where this glitch doesn't happen? Was this really how Fast Eddie was released and sold? I mean not that game testers or quality control was a thing so much back then but ... wow... even the title is off!
If there is not a version, any hacker interested in fixing that and letting us know how that was fixed?
Fast Eddie 400/800 page
Fast Eddie VCS/2600 page