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c64 recommendations

Post by jdanddiet » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:27 pm

has no one ever asked for C64 recommendations? I find it a bit strange it's missing of Witchfinder's list.

Anyways, I download an emulator and play what? Sanxion? Last Ninja? Paradroid? Uridium? Dropzone?

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Re: c64 recommendations

Post by SirClive » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:28 pm

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Re: c64 recommendations

Post by jdanddiet » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:30 pm

is it significantly better than the speccy version and therefore worth playing?

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Re: c64 recommendations

Post by aztecca » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:32 pm

Turrican 1+2,Bubble bobble,creatures,micropose soccer,impossible mission Bruce lee and the last ninjas were all faves of mine back in the day :D
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Re: c64 recommendations

Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:33 pm

jdanddiet wrote:is it significantly better than the speccy version and therefore worth playing?

It was programmed first for the C64 , and the game benefits from the best attributes of the C64. It was ported well to the Speccy , but the C64 is head and shoulders above all other versions , including 16-bit. The music alone is amazing
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Re: c64 recommendations

Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:36 pm

As regards the best games , well the highlights for me are:

Buggy Boy
Labyrinth (Activision)
The Last V8


are all classics , and there's no other machines with tites similar.
I would say Rescue on Fractulus, but you really need to play the A8 version
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Re: c64 recommendations

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:56 pm

Just a few of my favourites:
Citadel
Trap
Sheep in Space
Iridis Alpha
Dragon's Lair 2: Escape from Singe's Castle
Quedex
Kamikaze
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Re: c64 recommendations

Post by SirClive » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:59 pm

Buggy Boy and Bubble Bobble are musts.

Zak McKraken and the Alien Mindbenders too.
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Re: c64 recommendations

Post by Havantgottaclue » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:16 pm

Armalyte
Salamander
Hysteria
Hunter's Moon
Traz
both Arkanoid games
Ball Blasta
First Samurai
Powerdrift
Subsonic
IK+
Winter Games
PItstop II
Stunt Car Racer
Hypersports
Pipeline II
Gaplus
Dragon Breed

Bizarre that there's no C64 game recommendations list - there are tons of threads for SID tunes. But then again, sometimes I reckon I enjoyed the music more than the games!
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Re: c64 recommendations

Post by Sureshot » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:23 pm

I'm sure we had a list at some point, perhaps it got lost in the GetDexter rampage.

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Re: c64 recommendations

Post by thevulture » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:24 pm

Laser squad.

Lords of chaos.

Bubble Bobble Def.


Mega- apocalypse.

Paradroid.( any of the versions)

Zybex

Dropzone is great, but 8-Bit Atari version is the DEF. version.

Impossible Mission

Beach Head 2

Kikstart 2

Cosmic Causeway

Airborne Ranger

Dan Dare

Monty on the run (if only for the music)

Target Renegade

Platoon

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Re: c64 recommendations

Post by SexyWayne » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:52 pm

Why on earth does everyone say Bubble Bobble???

The C64 version is too slow, bloody plodding along in treacle blowing bubbles.... booooring

Stick to any version apart from the C64 version, it's a good conversion but ever-so-overrated imo and did I mention slow??

anyways my recommendations:

SWIV
Gemini Wing
Armalyte
Katakis
Way of The Exploding Fist
IK+
Psycho Pigs UXB
Platoon
The Untouchables
Clik Clak
Bionic Commando
Continental Circus
Buggy Boy
Slicks
Hudson Hawk
Thrust
Wizard of Wor
Turbo Charge
Outrun Europa
Liverpool - The Computer Game (a bit tricky to get the hang of, but imho the best footy game on the 64)
Space Taxi
Project Stealth Fighter
Gunship
Myth - History in the Making

and loads more I've probably forgotten

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Re: c64 recommendations

Post by witchfinder » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:07 pm

I was amazed not to find one I must admit! I'll link this one in now...

And my contributions to the list in addition to those already mentioned:

Street Surfer
Park Patrol
Skate or Die
World Games
Ghostbusters
IO
Parallax
Barbarian
Bomb Uzal
Fast Break
First Strike
Nebulus
Nobby the Aardvark
Protector
Zybex
The 100k Challenge - 40 Arcade Classics. 2 MAME Cabs. 1 Average Gamer.
Mastertronic Chronicles - Mastertronic C64 Game Collecting and Reviews
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Re: c64 recommendations

Post by merman » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:36 pm

My book :D
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Re: c64 recommendations

Post by AndyR » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:01 am

This is so weird as I came on here to post exactly the same question...but I would just add that back in the day <cough> years ago I had a CPC. I've now got CCS64 installed and have somehow gotton almost every c64 release...don't know where they came from... :wink:

Anyways I've adjust the pallette to suit my tastes (I.E. bright and garish ala CPC) but no matter how I try I just cannot seem to get into any C64 titles. Games I used to play on my CPC just don't feel right and games I'm new to just don't do anything for me. I've yet to come across anything that really makes me think that yeah, maybe the C64 was the better computer.

My god, just how deep rooted are these prejudices I used to harbour as a child?!??! :D

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