Vlambeer 2010, Paul Koller 2013
Vlambeer's Super Bread Box is coming to bring back the glory of the golden arcade age, when all that really mattered was getting on that high score list. Grab your baseball cap and loosen your pants, it's time to fight endless hordes of enemies and collect every weapon crate you can. Prepare for an arcade delight with tight controls, refreshing game mechanics, cracking retro art and a terribly hip chiptune soundtrack.
Super Bread Box is an official conversion of the 2010 indie classic Super Crate Box for the C64 computer, developed by Commodore enthusiast Paul Koller and published on cartridge by Vlambeer and RGCD. A cut-down version of Super Bread Box was developed for the 2012 RGCD 16K C64 Game Development Competition, which it won. Since then it has grown to become a full game that includes almost all of the features of the original, as well as three new and exclusive levels and additional playable characters from the modern day C64 and indie gaming scene!
Exclusive to cartridge, Super Bread Box drop-kicks your Commodore 64 into the 21st century with its award-winning gameplay and dedicated, official website complete with online leaderboards and a worldwide 'total bread boxes collected' counter. Futuristic!
Super Bread Box is presented in a modified plastic Universal Game Case complete with custom made foam insert (as with the rest of our deluxe range).
The cover art was designed by Ilija 'iLKke' Melentijevic and the game comes complete with a 12-page printed manual, two code sheets, a vinyl Super Bread Box sticker, six random character mini-stickers and an A3 poster. The 64KB PCB is housed in an pastel blue cartridge shell.
Super Bread Box has been tested on both PAL and NTSC machines, and works on the C64, C128 and C64GS.
Although the game runs on NTSC hardware, it does suffer from the occasional slowdown due to NTSC machines having less CPU time per screen refresh. As such, Super Bread Box is labelled as NTSC compatible, but designed for PAL systems.
Please note that the full, downloadable .CRT image of Super Bread Box is now available for free from our itch.io page (to use via emulation or on real hardware devices such as the Ultimate 1541-II). A poster bundle is also available to buy here, consisting of an A2 and an A3 poster sent to you rolled in a reinforced tube (the poster sent with the cartridge is folded).