Did you have a C64?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by jpxdude, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. jpxdude

    jpxdude GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 5, 2006
    London UK
    Did you have a Commodore 64? I've been thinking recently of the old games I loved from back in the day, and how most games these days don't come close to capturing the magic of the old skool games...

    Games I love and miss include:

    Buggy Boy
    Midnight Resistance
    Kikstart I & II
    Target Renegade
    Double Dragon
    C64 versions of Shinobi and Outrun and Afterburner!

    What games did you play on the C64?
  2. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Wizard of Wor.
  3. johnnywalker

    johnnywalker GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 17, 2006
    Flimbo's Quest rocks! [​IMG]
  4. matriculated

    matriculated GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 27, 2007
    I had an Apple IIe which never got a port of Racing Destruction Set - that game looked all kinds of awesome.
  5. gratefulbuddy

    gratefulbuddy amateur lunatic

    Apr 4, 2007
    United States
    on the wheel
    I spent countless hours playing Space Taxi on my C64. Played alot of 720, too.
    EDIT: Just remembered Gunship.
  6. dib

    dib GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    May 1, 2004
    United States
    Check out Lazy Jones, Archon, and I personally liked the Superman game.
  7. Magnifico

    Magnifico GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 10, 2007
    United States
    my personal favorite for the C64 is Mr Robot and his Robot Factory.
  8. sepinho

    sepinho GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 22, 2007
    Gambia, The
    Thanks for bringing back the memories, I had pretty much forgotten about most of them. Time to fire up the emulator.

    Oh, and other favorites of mine included Pirates!, Giana Sisters, Elite and Katakis.
  9. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    Yep, I had a C64. I had most of the peripherals for it too, including the 8k RAM board for the disk drive to copy the V-Max protected games.

    Miner 2049'er
    Montezuma's Revenge
    Turbo Outrun
    Mondu's Fight Palace
    Bangkok Knights
    Defender of The Crown
    Rocket Ranger
    3 Stooges
    Space Rogue
    All the D&D "Gold Box" games.
    Phantasie (all of them)
    Legend of Blacksilver
    The Infocom games...

    Those are some of the ones I can think of off the top of my head, but there were many, many more.

    I had a friend who knew a backdoor to the phone service and we downloaded all kinds of stuff from Germany all the time. We had a great percentage of the games for the C64 at the time. Lots of hours spent slurping up the games. I still have all those games, but now I run them through an emulator on the PC.

    Those were the days....... [​IMG]
  10. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    Yeah, I played the HELL out of Buggy Boy, loved that, and Wizball too.
    My first game for it was Infocom's Hitchhiker's Guide, but shortly after I got my 64 I started working at Game's & Gadgets (which evolved eventually into Game Stop) so I played EVERYTHING. I was also well acquainted with Fast Hack'em and Maverick *wink*.

    My all time fave is Realms of Impossibility, but there were so many great games, many of which came in the "flat packs" from Activision and EA, like Pinball Construction Set, Arctic Fox, Hardhat Mac, the list goes on and on. Hell, some of the cheap games were good too, like even some of the stuff from Mastertronic, lol, Sidewalk Surfer comes to mind there.

    Oh, and being a Rocky Horror fan, I put in many hours on that game, naked and shuffling from side to side most of them. [​IMG]
  11. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Still got mine! Love playing H.E.R.O., Shoot-em-up Construction Kit, Dark Caverns, Dizzy Series, Chuckie Egg, Creatures, Mayhem in Monsterland, International Karate+, Turrican 2, Exile, Myth and countless others. There were so many great games on it that it'll take ages to list them all.

    Anyone who loves C64 should check out what the GBC had to offer as you'll love it.
  12. Shtroodle

    Shtroodle Advanced Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    Project Firestart, B.A.T., Zombi
  13. berlinka

    berlinka You have sustained a lethal injury.

    Jul 31, 2003
    Harderwijk, Netherlands
    Just sold mine! I just never use it anymore. And I can play all I want on the fabulous emulators.

    It was a bit of a tragic moment, but it was best for the both of us [​IMG]

    I thought things like Tapper, Burger Time, Super Pipeline, West Bank and Law of the West were fabulous and still are classics.
  14. BlueStar

    BlueStar GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 10, 2006
    Yeah, I got it out of the attic when my ST was being repaired though and the dust monsters had broked it :'(
  15. King Zargo

    King Zargo I'm a Star

    Aug 29, 2007
    Never ever touched a c64. Was it gud? Probably not >_>
  16. hanman

    hanman I'm a pretty lucky guy

    Nov 27, 2005
    United States
    Galbadia Garden
    what a dumbass thing to say in a thread full of people praising the C64.

    i sold my C64, but i still have a C128 and a TI994/A [​IMG]
  17. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

    Apr 2, 2003
    The C64 was released about 24 years ago, so you're probably not old enough to remember it. The C64 had loads of great games, and was one of the best machines ever released. To most people gaming started with the NES [​IMG]

    Combat School
    Last Ninja 2

    The list of great games goes on. I sold mine back in the day to get an Amiga. A few years ago I bought another. Its still amazing what you can do with it. Like run games from an SD card.
  18. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Sep 8, 2006
    Iran, Tehran.
    still have mine and NOTHING can compete with the love of Last Ninja II that I have.

    Recently I connected my laptop and use VICE to play Last Ninja II on TV! with 8bin sound through TV, It was all tears in the eyes for me.
    here some pix for you:





    (there are some videos, but cant upload with dial up)

    We had alot of C64 tapes which each had like 30 games and I was used to play them all in linear mode, one after another ...

    and since this year is Last Ninja II's 20th anniversary, I was planning to write and do something big. shhh. maybe Hadrian could help if he's enthusiasticosmatics.
  19. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Maybe, I'm still waiting on this supposed new game for Wii/DS that was due last year.
  20. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Sep 8, 2006
    Iran, Tehran.
    yeah, but they said all these things all from Xbox version, and then suddenly cancel them, maybe they dont want its name to die.