The Exploits of Fingers Malone

Finger Malone C16 Cover

Finger Malone C16 Cover

Fingers Malone Game Credits

  • Produced by: British Software
  • Released by: Mastertronic
  • Coded by: Doug Turner
  • Release Date: 1986
  • Genre: Action, Puzzle, Platformer

Fingers Malone The Game

A Game Released Solely On Commodore 16

Unlike many other games, The Exploits of Fingers Malone was only released on the Commodore 16.  This budget priced “Arcade Action Platformer” was released in 1986 by Mastertronic. It was produced by British Software and coded by Doug Turner.

The Exploits of Fingers Malone is a well made game that contains 15 levels.  The aim of the game is to navigate the screen to collect the money that was stolen in the recent banks raids.  After you have collected all the keys you will be able unlock the safe.  Once you have collected the money, the keys and unlocked the safe, ensure you have turned all the links on the floors to white.  Only then will you be able to make your getaway at the exit.  Its not as simple as it sounds though, Trying to stop you from taking their money are the raiders themselves.  And of course there is also a time limit to each level.

Unlike many other platform games The Exploits of Fingers Malone has no Jump function the only way to navigate the different platforms is by using the one-directional escalators, conveyors and lifts.  The direction of the escalators cannot be changed however you can control the lift and change the direction of the conveyors.

You are given a very generous “7 Lives” at the start of the game, and you are going to need them.  The Exploits of Fingers Malone is fast and fairly difficult.  You lose a life when either the clock runs out or the raiders get you.  When you lose a life, the level you are on has to be started again and all progress on that level is lost.

If you manage to complete The Exploits of Fingers Malone you will find that doesn’t have an ending, the game simply restarts, like many other games of the time.

You may also notice on the game that messages appear on each level.  During gameplay you have the name of the level, once a level is completed, part of another message appears.  Once you have completed all 15 levels you will have read the entire message.

Level #
In-play Message
Win Message
1
EASY DOES IT…?
IF YOU
2
DOUGGY IN THE DOG HOUSE
THINK THIS
3
IF AT FIRST
IS DIFFICULT
4
OUT OF THE PAN…
YOU SHOULD
5
…IN TO THE FIRE!
TRY OUT
6
NICE ‘N’ EASY
FINGERS REVENGE
7
NICE ‘N’ HARD
HAVE YOU TRIED
8
DOUBLE TROUBLE
MY OTHER GAMES
9
BLINKYS DAY OFF
NEMESIS AND
10
WATCH OUT FOR WOTSIT!
ICICLE WORKS?
11
THINK ABOUT IT..!
KEEP AN EYE
12
SPARKY TROUBLE
OPEN FOR
13
BLINKYS REVENGE
NEW TITLES
14
THE RETURN OF WOTSIT
THAT’S ALL…
15
AND NOW THE END IS NEAR
…FOR NOW!!

Is it Naff?

The Exploits of Fingers Malone is not a Naff game.  It is quite difficult to play, mainly due to the sheer speed of the enemies.  The graphics are very good, the sounds are good, the controls work well and the gameplay is good, it’s fun to play.  If you are a fan of Retro Platform style games I would recommend this one.

Naffometer

rating c16

8 / 10

Cheat Codes for The Exploits of Fingers Malone

Cheat codes have to be entered into the Monitor.  To access the Monitor simply press “RUN/STOP” and “RESET” on the machine.  To restart the game after entering the cheat code type  G 16A0

  • Unlimited lives:  >27CB 00
  • Invulnerability:  >2681 2C   >2681 2C
  • Unlimited time:  >1CD9 60
  • Starting level:  >2BC8 **

** Valid values are 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 0A, 0B, 0C, 0D and 0E – 00 is the default level 1.

 

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