Published on April 30th, 2017 | by Craig Forshey0
Commodore 64 Style Platformer Citadel 1986 Hits Mobile
A new absurdist retro platformer inspired by classics on the Commodore 64 dubbed Citadel 1986 has made its way onto mobile devices. In this old school style sidescroller from indie developer Clockwork Pixels it’s up to players to survive a long-dead madman’s infernal fortress as they dodge human sized staplers and defy the laws of physics in an attempt to escape the twisted labyrinth within Citadel 1986. Rather than use a typical level-to-level progression like most platformers Citadel 1986 instead consists of one giant map for players to explore similar to the layout of a metroidvania title. In order to make their way throughout this cybernetic castle players will need to collect enough keys to open up previously inaccessible areas without getting zapped by a laser or smothered by a giant press in the process. If you’re a fan of oldschool platformers be sure to take a look at Citadel 1986.
Citadel 1986 is available for $.99 on Android and iOS with the PC version going for $1.99. There is also a free demo version that let’s players experience the first few areas of the game at no charge.