Witch Way for the Commodore VIC-20 was one of my favourite games a kid. It’s a brutally unfair clone of Donkey Kong with an impressive (for the time & hardware) four screens across nine levels.
Here are the four screens:
Commercial Data Systems was a small company based out of Saskatchewan so there isn’t much information about them or their games online. As far as I know there isn’t even a standalone Witch Way ROM available to the public. My copy comes from the homebrew compilation Mega-Cart but I do own the original if anyone wants to dump it or show me how.
I think the copy I had as a kid was corrupt in some way... As difficult as the game is, the reason I never got past level four in those days is because the floors were invisible! Also it was on tape rather than a cartridge. However I finally did a playthrough of all nine levels the other day and posted it to YouTube:
I’m interested to know if anyone else remembers this game.
I’ve added box scans of Witch Way and Bug Spree (also by CDS) to this folder: /vic20/
Update 2010-12-25 part 2:
It turns out that there actually is a dump of Witch Way, separate from Mega-Cart. It’s in the Gamebase20 collection.