Night Raider

August 1988

Gremlin Graphics

Gremlin Graphics (Derby)

Graphics (Sinclair Spectrum)

Night Raider was the conversion of an Atari ST game (originally named ‘Dive Bomber’ in the USA) to the Sinclair Spectrum. It was a World War II ‘action simulation’ that saw the player flying a Grumman Avenger out to sea to sink the notorious Bismarck.

My role on the project was simply that of creating the sprites and a number of control panel and cockpit display screens for the Spectrum. This was achieved by studying the intricate full-screen 16-colour original graphics of the Atari version and converting them to a tiny black and white character set that just managed to fit into the Spectrum’s minuscule memory space.

One of the game’s several in-cockpit views.

Further Information

More information on the various formats of the game can be found on Moby Games’ Dive Bomber page and over on the Gremlin Archive.