Monkey Magic - The C64 Computer Game

In 1984, the game Monkey Magic was released for the Commodore 64 by Solar Software. It's a fairly basic game, based on Monkey. However, none of the music used in the game comes from Monkey; when the title screen is displayed, the music played is "Swinging on a Star", for the first 3 levels it's "Chim Chim Cher-ee" (from Mary Poppins), and for level 4, it's "Puff the Magic Dragon"!

Many thanks to Warren Pilkington (wazzaw@freeuk.com), for tracking down the Monkey Magic game, his knowledge of Commodore 64 emulators, working out the cheats for the game, and for generally helping out with information for this page! Many thanks must also go to Sean Richards and Uzzy of Entropy, who sent the game to Warren.

Title Screen

Monkey Magic - Title screen screenshot

After seeing this picture of Monkey on the title screen, you know you are in for something special...


Level 1

Monkey Magic - Level 1 screenshot

Monkey's on his cloud, chasing after some flying demons. Shoot them to earn points. Avoid colliding with them at all costs, or Monkey will fall off his cloud, and a life will be lost.

Move round the screen using the normal directions. Pressing FIRE will fire a lightning bolt from Monkey's cloud.


Level 2

Monkey Magic - Level 2 screenshot

Monkey needs to eat all the heavenly peaches to complete this level, by climbing up and down ladders and ropes. Avoid the demon, snake and other baddies, or a life will be lost.

Left and right moves Monkey in that direction along the platform. Up and down moves Monkey up and down ladders and ropes. FIRE makes him jump.


Level 3

Monkey Magic - Level 3 screenshot

Monkey's running along, being shot at by some flying things. Avoid their shots, and avoid the cracks formed when they hit the ground, or a life will be lost.

Left speeds Monkey up, right slows him down. Up makes him jump the cracks and FIRE fires a weapon.


Level 4

Monkey Magic - Level 4 screenshot

Monkey has to kill the dragon, by hitting him in the right place with his staff. Avoid the dragon's fireballs, or a life will be lost.

Move Monkey left and right. Hold down the FIRE button for power on the staff aim and let go to release the staff in the dragon's direction.


Instructions

  • First of all, you need to download a Commodore 64 emulator. See the Related web sites section below, to find a suitable one for your system. If you have trouble finding one, post a message to one or both the USENET newsgroups comp.emulators.cbm and comp.sys.cbm, or contact me using the Monkey Feedback page.

  • Then you need to download the Monkey Magic game file monkymgc.p00. Because of limitations at Geocities as to what file types can be uploaded to my account, I could not upload it as monkymgc.p00 (.p00 files are not allowed). You have 2 options for downloading this file:

  • Make sure you have it saved on your hard disk as monkymgc.p00 (and it isn't a text file - it doesn't have a .txt file extension).

  • Follow the instructions for your emulator in order to load and run the game

  • Enjoy!


    Cheats

    If you're finding Monkey Magic a bit tricky, and you'd like infinite lives and/or invincibility (nothing can harm you), try the following:

    1) Load the Monkey Magic game but DO NOT RUN IT! Instead, type POKE 23919,226:POKE 23920,252 and press RETURN. Then type RUN and press RETURN.
    2) After decrunching the C64 will reset.
    3) For infinite lives, type in: POKE 7623,173:POKE 8247,173: POKE 8402,173: POKE 22993,173 and then press RETURN
    3) For invincibility, type in: POKE 7109,96:POKE 6007,0:POKE 8286,96:POKE 14505,173:POKE 22244,173 and then press RETURN
    5) Type in: SYS2059 then press RETURN
    6) The game will now run with infinite lives and/or invincibility!

    [Many thanks to Warren Pilkington (wazzaw@freeuk.com) for providing me with the infinite lives POKEs, and also Martin Pugh (user@pugh.prestel.co.uk) for providing with me with the invincibility POKEs]

    Notes:

  • Warren's tested these cheats on both the CCS64 and PC64 emulators and they work fine. Hopefully they'll work on other emulators too, but it cannot be guaranteed.
  • If you have any problems or questions about using the above cheats, email Warren: wazzaw@freeuk.com.


    Related web sites:

  • Yahoo! Computers and Internet > Hardware > Desktop Computers > Product Information and Reviews > Commodore > Commodore 64 > Emulators - Yahoo's listing of Commodore 64 emulators, for various platforms.
  • Zophar's Domain: Commodore 64 Emulators for Macintosh - Links to lots of Commodore 64 emulators for Macintosh.
  • Arnold - Home of the Commodore 64 Games - More C64 games than you could ever imagine...



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