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From the Forum Issue 89

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:07 pm

Oops. Totally forgot about this.

This month I would love to know what your favourite C64 game is and why.
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Post by SirClive » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:17 pm

Mine is Bomb Jack. Because it is utter crap and proves the Speccy is better.
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Post by thevulture » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:20 pm

:wink: Son of a bitc.....Do you know how difficult a question that is?.

Going to have to plump for....Armalyte. THE benchmark shooter of the time.Technically pushed C64 to whole new realm, uber playable and where else could you pilot a laser-spitting, ninja-death bath chair through the cold vacum of space?.

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Post by Zorrobandito » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:22 pm

Raid on Bungeling Bay. It was unlike anything I had played before and to believe that the Sim City 'tiles' were island military bases required a leap of imagination so intense that it bent the fabric of space-time.

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Post by jdanddiet » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:48 pm

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Post by joefish » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:55 pm

Wizball - Like so many original C64 titles it was designed as an exact fit for the machine's standard capabilities, but it didn't suffer for it. It was an inspired concept to combine a plot about colouring in the world with the paletteised graphics and sprites of the machine. The slickest version of this game is still the original; and that's including the 16-bit conversions and PC remake. And I don't even like smelly beige breadbins... :mrgreen:

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Post by boggyb68 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:06 pm

Jeez.. now THAT'S a question... probably Ghostbusters.. not for the game play which was fine but to just listen to the theme tune and to press the space bar at the right time in the chorus.. :)

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Post by Rory Milne » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:13 pm

I'll go for Iridis Alpha. In my opinion one the most well rounded of Jeff Minter's many C64 shooters. Not too off-the-wall, lovely visuals, intuitive control system, great sounds and most importantly pure undiluted hard-as-nails gameplay to satisfy even the most demanding of shmupits.

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Post by slacey1070 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:28 pm

International Soccer - proof that the c64 was so much better than the spectrum - play it next to Match Day & the squeaky one comes off a very poor second.

It was amazing how good it felt to play - I played & played & played that game.

I especially liked it when you could do the "seal" & run down the pitch with the ball bouncing on your head & run into the net . . .

For me, back then, it WAS match of the day - all it needed was Jimmy Hill at half time.
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Post by Fred83 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:36 pm

Flimbos quest with its damn catchy tune and addictive gameplay.

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:49 pm

I'll admit to being absolutely blown away by Armalyte when I saw it. Truly stunning shooter and even though I would visit my friend Paul Elkins to play on his Spectrum, I would usually end up in his brother's room playing that superb shmup.
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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by webding » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:30 pm

This should be a ridiculously tough question - I spent years of my childhood playing on the C64, and can think of dozens of absolute classics - but my favourite game of all time is Last Ninja 2, so I will go for that. The Last Ninja was a groundbreaking title, but the sequel simply perfected what was already a brilliant formula. It looked great, played great, was a challenge without being stupidly hard...and the music...

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Post by merman » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:01 pm

I have so many favourites I wrote a book about them... but if I was picking just one, I'd say Paradroid by Andrew Braybrook. A fascinating combination of maze game, shoot 'em up, strategic elements and lovely bas-relief graphics (improved even further by the Heavy Metal edition).
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:06 pm

merman wrote:I have so many favourites I wrote a book about them
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Re: From the Forum Issue 89

Post by badda » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:02 pm

It's stiff competition on the C64... but as I write this I'd have to say Fist+ by Firebird.

Reason? I love old school versus fighters, and this one is polished with a great urban setting, non-stop punch 'n kick action, and has one of my favourite chiptunes, nay any tune, on a micro computer or console!



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