The M.U.L.E. Machines: Other Systems

Besides the wide-spread home computers of the early 1980s and the Nintendo NES video game console, there was a Japanese adaption of the M.U.L.E. game by Bulletproof Software for home computers using the MSX standard and the Zilog Z80A CPU.

SONY HitBit HB-75 MSX Computer with floppy disk drive
1984 SONY HitBit 75 MSX computer system

Bulletproof Software released another Japanese version of M.U.L.E. for the NEC PC-8801 mkII which was only sold in Japan. We don't even own a machine of this kind.

IBM released a version of M.U.L.E. for their IBM PCjr which was a flop. The PCjr of course, not M.U.L.E.

IBM PC Junior Model 4860-067
IBM PCjr with 128KB RAM and built in 5.25" floppy disk drive

A downsized version of IBM's Personal Computer, the IBM PCjr was released in 1984 on the home computer market which was dominated by the Commodore 64 and the Apple II at that time. It had an Intel 8088 CPU at 4.77 MHz and was shipped with either 64 or 128 KB of memory.

Besides these vintage computers, M.U.L.E. can also be played on a number of emulators.

Nokia Communicator with Frodo C64 emulator
M.U.L.E. on the Green Packer's mobile phone

Playing M.U.L.E. even on a mobile telephone must be the crest of the Green Packer's manic obsession for using the smallest possible display when working with computers or watching movies. Ever since he has been playing computer games on his Commodore back in '84, he had always dreamt of being able to take a miniature version of the C64 with his games everywhere.

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