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Jackal, also distributed under the title of Top Gunner, is an overhead run'n gun-style shoot-'em-up video game by Konami released for the arcades in 1986. The player must maneuver an armed jeep in order to rescue prisoners of war (POWs) trapped in enemy territory.

Jackal was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) on September 1988 in North America. 

This project attempts to port the NES version with some graphical improvements on the Amiga (OCS-ECS) platform as our entry for #AmiGameJam 2021

UPDATE 18-9-2021 - Second demo version available for you to download and play

It's a very WIP version so don't expect too much from it! 

New Features: 

  • fixed jeep movement and collisions
  • added jeep skidmarks
  • secondary weapons mapped to joystick button 2
  • added rescueing powerup prisoner
  • implemented player death and respawn with weapon reset
  • added wip mission start music
  • added secret bonus (+1 life, same position as on the NES)
  • some graphical improvements
  • ...and more!

Still a bit buggy and still no boss fight but enjoyable.

As usual playable in both UAE and real Amiga (OCS-ECS-AGA, works better on expanded machines).


Fire 1: Machine gun

Fire 2 / Spacebar: Granade/Missile

Esc: From Game or Credits back to Main Menu

Special Thanks to Simone "JMD" Bernacchia for the awesome music!



Updated 4 hours ago
StatusIn development
Tagsamiga, Arcade, NES, Retro, Top down shooter


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Jackal_WIP.adf 880 kB


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Really cool, looks amazing

Thank you!

Id love to do a video on this.  Its one of my favourite games Jackal and just recently found the NES version which is awesome too. I have downloaded the WIP and I have to say its spot on. Would it be ok to do a video on this? and also I could play test if you wanted, I play test for a few software houses now such as JoshProd and PixelHeart. Oh I'm Old Style Gaming from YouTube by the way .. let me know if you want me to promote this cos its class 

Thanks for your feedback! I would wait for new versions in the coming weeks as the current doesn't offer much, but if you really want feel free to do a video, up to you 😊

I've always loved Jackal - great game!

I love it too 😁 and thanks for the video!

Looks cool. Played the NES version years ago and loved it.

Just seen mention of this game from the Amigabill Twitch stream. Looks awesome!

Thanks! I hope it will play awesome as well :)

Looks good, love the arcade and c64 version.

Thank you! Never played the C64 version but consumed the NES one!

Looking forward to it, looks nice!

Thank you!