Category Archives: Commodore 64
50 Essential Commodore 64 Games [Part 1]

Too late to the Commodore 64-craze? No fear – It’s one craze that you never can be too late to…!

If you grew up in Western Europe in the mid to late 80’s, chances are very, very big that you played at least some video games on a Commodore 64 – Either you had one yourself, or you knew at least a couple of dudes who had one.…

50 Essential Commodore 64 Games [Part 2]

26. Last Ninja 2 (System 3, 1988)last_ninja2

And then we got the sequel… Which was an even bigger hit. System 3 dared to set the game in modern time New York instead of ancient Japan, and it worked. Last Ninja 2 plays just like the original, and the journey through the six levels is just as surprising.…

Archon: The Light and The Dark Review

Archon: The Light and The Dark c64 box art

Strategic turn based board game with real time battles.

Story

Archon: The Light and the Dark depicts the eternal struggle between light and darkness. They are equal in number, balanced in strength but not identical. Their aim, however, is the same: conquest of the five Power Points or elimination of the opposing side.…

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior Review

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior c64 box art

Decapitate your foes in this violent fighting game in order to save the princess.

Story

The evil sorcerer Drax has taken princess Mariana captive. His ultimatum to the people is this; If anyone can defeat his minions, he will surrender the princess back to its people.…

Batman: The Movie Review

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Batman faces grave dangers in order to save the day.

Story

The Chemical Plant has been overtaken by Jack Napier and his henchmen. Bruce Wayne knows what must be done, and arrives soon as Batman on the scene. Violent confrontations are about to commence.…

Boulder Dash Review

Help Rockford collect the diamonds and escape the dangerous caves alive.

Story

Rockford is a brave prospector and he’s now in a cave to collect diamonds. Once he has got enough, he must get out alive. This proves to be more difficult than he thought as all kinds of hazards and dangers are present; falling rocks, fireflies and underground amoeba.…

Cabal Review

Cabal Arcade Game Flyer

An arcade co-op shooter where you take on an entire army of terrorists.

Story

A brave commando soldier volunteers for a very dangerous mission. The mission objectives are clear and simple; eliminate an army of terrorists, by any means necessary.
Armed with only an assault rifle and some hand grenades, the commando heads towards the terrorist headquarters and opens fire at anything that moves…

The Game

Cabal in the arcades came in two variants – one controlled with a standard joystick and the other controlled with a track-ball.…

California Games Review

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Good sports game with six radical California based events.

Introduction

Okay, it’s time to put your skills to the test in the turfs of sunny California. Simply talking won’t get you far when it comes to extreme sports like half pipe skateboarding and BMX.…

Elevator Action Review

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Shooting enemies and riding elevators – good for a few laughs!

Story

Agent 17 – codename Otto – is a secret agent. His is on a mission to steal a bunch of secret documents, hidden away in enemy territory. Not everything goes by the plan though.…

Gems On The Commodore 64 – A To Z

“We are looking at an 8-bit machine, at 0.7 Mhz and 64K of RAM. And we made that thing sing. And dance… Doing stuff that even Commodore, the manufacturers, just… Couldn’t believe.”
/Simon Nicol (From Bedroom To Billions – Video Game Documentary, 2014)

Somewhere around 30.000.…

H.E.R.O. Review

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Somewhat addicting but also stressful and baffling action platform game.

Story

Volcanic activity has trapped miners in deep mineshafts in Mount Leone and Roderick Hero comes to the rescue. Equipping his own crafty inventions, he is the only only one who can help the miners before their time runs out.…

Spy vs. Spy Review

Spy vs. Spy c64 box art

Cartoon style frantic strategy game with a focus on setting traps.

Story

The crazy rivaling spy duo White and Black duke it out in an embassy in a far away land. Their objective is to secure a passport, some secret plans, a key, the traveler’s checks and to sit on the plane before it leaves.…

Street Fighter Review

Street Fighter c64 box art

An incredibly bad rendition of the arcade original 2D fighter.

Story

In order to put his fighting skills to the ultimate test, Ryu travels around the globe to combat all the best fighters in the world. Will he be able to beat them all and finally stand as the world champion?…

Street Fighter Review

Street Fighter c64 box art

2D street fighting straight from the arcades to the home computer.

Story

In order to put his fighting skills to the ultimate test, Ryu travels around the globe to combat all the best fighters in the world. Will he be able to beat them all and finally stand as ”King of the Hill”?…

The Last Ninja Review

The Last Ninja c64 box art

Epic ninja adventure that is sure to leave you wanting more!

Story

The evil shogun Kunitoki searching for the secrets of ancient ninjitsu has killed all ninjas except Armakuni. His is thus the last of his kind and must avenge the clan and kill Kunitoki.…