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Retro Gamer's Top 25 C64 Games - Your top 25?

Post by ChipTune » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:44 am

After reading the article this month (NOV 2011). As an original C64 owner I was surprised to see the top 25 containing barely any of the games I loved for that system. In fact the top 25 read like every other top x games list on the internet (of which there are millions).. So I thought I'd add to that pile by giving my top 25. I've always hated Paradroid with a passion but I'm sure some of the games in my list are a bit crap in some people's eyes.. anyways:


Boulderdash
Monty on the Run
Auf Wierdersehen Monty
Creatures
Magic Land Dizzy
Bounder
Pitfall 2
Rick Dangerous
Slightly Magic
Jack The Nipper 2
Switchblade
Summer Camp
Impossamole
Spikey In Transylvania
Wonderboy
Rainbow Islands
Bubble Bobble
Ghouls N Ghosts
CJ's Elephant Antics
Ollie & Lissa 3
Murray Mouse
Knight & Grail
Joe Gunn
Little Computer People

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Re: Retro Gamer's Top 25 C64 Games - Your top 25?

Post by markopoloman » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:55 am

As a C64 fanboy - I thought the mag hit the nail on the head (as they got the results from us lot voting here!)

As for your list- some fantastic games there and some ummmmm real duds!!!!! BOMB JACK in 3rd :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: The C64 version was not good in comparison with the other 8bit conversions!! (Nice music though).
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Post by Bub&Bob » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:21 am

markopoloman wrote:BOMB JACK in 3rd :shock: :shock
Agree - I much prefer Bombo (which also got slated)
But then again, I did put Peter Shilton's Handball Maradonna in my list :lol:
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Post by RMLF » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:14 am

What was the actual result seeing as I cant get the mag for toffee round here and I cant afford Subs?
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Re: Retro Gamer's Top 25 C64 Games - Your top 25?

Post by thevulture » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:20 am

Each to their own, but Outrun in top 25? (Turbo was far better game), LCP? Never really classed that as a game as such.

Still some good 'uns in your list.

There's no right or wrong top anything, just little surprised to find 2 of the poorer conversions to the C64 (Outrun and Bombjack) held in such high regard.

Mind you as far as list that appeared in RG, Elite would'nt have made it to the 25 either, C64 ver no great shakes.
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Re: Retro Gamer's Top 25 C64 Games - Your top 25?

Post by pantal00ns » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:21 am

RMLF wrote:What was the actual result seeing as I cant get the mag for toffee round here and I cant afford Subs?
1) Paradriod
2) Wizzball
3) IK+
4) Uridium
5) Impossible Mission
6) Armalyte
7) Bubble Bobble
8) Thrust
9) Bruce Lee
10) Kick Start 2
11) Last Ninja
12) Elite
13)Turrican 2
14) Buggy Boy
15) Last Ninja 2
16) Manic Masion
17) Delta
18) Myth blah balh blah
19) Way of the Exploding Fist
20) Leaderboard
21) California Games
22) Barbarian
23) Boulderdash
24) The Sentinel
25) Stunt Car Racer

Only 2 of those got my vote :(

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Post by merman » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:21 am

Bub&Bob wrote:
markopoloman wrote:BOMB JACK in 3rd :shock: :shock
Agree - I much prefer Bombo (which also got slated)
But then again, I did put Peter Shilton's Handball Maradonna in my list :lol:
Apart from the Ben Daglish soundtrack, I'm not a fan of Bombo either... for me the best Bombjack variant on the C64 is Super Seymour Saves the Planet by Codemasters.
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Post by ChipTune » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:50 am

Bombjack should have been lower sorry.. I staarted the list 'in no particular order' then changed my mind and forgot to move it.. Will edit now

as for out run, yeah its not a great conversion but it was the first game I played when my Dad bought me my C64 for my 10th birthday so it will always have a place in my heart.. Im sure this goes for everyone in the retro gaming community.. games nostalgia takes over from the actual quality :)
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Post by SexyWayne » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:15 pm

pantal00ns wrote:
RMLF wrote:What was the actual result seeing as I cant get the mag for toffee round here and I cant afford Subs?
1) Paradriod
2) Wizzball
3) IK+
4) Uridium
5) Impossible Mission
6) Armalyte
7) Bubble Bobble
8) Thrust
9) Bruce Lee
10) Kick Start 2
11) Last Ninja
12) Elite
13)Turrican 2
14) Buggy Boy
15) Last Ninja 2
16) Manic Masion
17) Delta
18) Myth blah balh blah
19) Way of the Exploding Fist
20) Leaderboard
21) California Games
22) Barbarian
23) Boulderdash
24) The Sentinel
25) Stunt Car Racer

Only 2 of those got my vote :(
None of them got my vote, and to be honest it looks like any other top 25 floating around the web.... yawn

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Re: Retro Gamer's Top 25 C64 Games - Your top 25?

Post by Havantgottaclue » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:46 pm

5 of RGs top 10 were also in my top 10 - I would put Wizball, Armalyte, IK+ and Bubble Bobble in my top 5 for sure, and these were placed 2, 6, 3 and 7 respectively. I think Paradroid was also in my top 10. The only surprise for me was to see Turrican 2 languishing at no. 13. Maybe it reflects the fact that people were moving away from the C64 in the late 80s - the vast majority of the most fondly remembered titles seem to emanate from around 1986-1988, with later classics on the platform such as Mayhem in Monsterland, Turbocharge and the two Creatures games not getting a look in.

Of the other games, I think Stunt Car Racer is a tremendous achievement but playing it today it's obvious that this type of game was very much against the grain for the C64. The Amiga version is obviously better as it has the CPU grunt to do that kind of thing, but as racing games go my vote as far as the C64 is concerned would be for Powerdrift. I don't really share the enthusiasm of the rest of the forum for Barbarian either.

It was a list notable for its almost total lack of more cerebral games - no Bard's Tale, no Guild of Thieves, no Wasteland, no Pool of Radiance, no Ultima. I must admit I didn't vote for them myself, but I expected some of you more sophisticated gamers to do so ... :mrgreen:
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Post by Havantgottaclue » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:59 pm

SexyWayne wrote:None of them got my vote, and to be honest it looks like any other top 25 floating around the web.... yawn
Ha! Well, I seem to remember you bollocked all of us Wizball-voting sheep at the time. :lol: RG's list clearly represents a populist vote rather than a (self-appointed?) connoisseur's one; the list is dominated by quick fix gaming rather than anything more deep and meaningful, and that has its place. Lemon 64's top 25 is more reflective of a "thinking gamer"'s list, but perhaps that is to be expected, given the audience.

#1 IK+
#2 Maniac Mansion
#3 Pirates!
#4 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
#5 Last Ninja 2
#6 Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
#7 Archon: The Light and the Dark
#8 Elite
#9 Defender of the Crown
#10 Project Firestart
#11 Turrican
#12 Turrican II: The Final Fight
#13 Wasteland
#14 Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny
#15 Bubble Bobble
#16 Last Ninja, The
#17 Bruce Lee
#18 Summer Games 2
#19 Winter Games
#20 Impossible Mission
#21 Leaderboard Golf
#22 M.U.L.E.
#23 Laser Squad
#24 Boulder Dash
#25 Creatures 2: Torture Trouble

(The #s are in there because that's how I copied 'n' pasted it and I can't be bothered to edit it all).

One of the more interesting inclusions there is Winter Games, which is my favourite "Games" game ... (although as far as multi-event games go, I'm a bit of a fan of Go for the Gold myself, aka HES Games).
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Re: Retro Gamer's Top 25 C64 Games - Your top 25?

Post by Matt_B » Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:14 pm

Havantgottaclue wrote:It was a list notable for its almost total lack of more cerebral games - no Bard's Tale, no Guild of Thieves, no Wasteland, no Pool of Radiance, no Ultima. I must admit I didn't vote for them myself, but I expected some of you more sophisticated gamers to do so ... :mrgreen:
I voted for a bunch of those, but the only pick of mine that made the final list was Leaderboard. Ah well, better than nothing, I suppose.

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Post by Bub&Bob » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:08 pm

Havantgottaclue wrote:One of the more interesting inclusions there is Winter Games, which is my favourite "Games" game ...
Me too - I love the Biathlon event. World Games is a close second.

California Games is my least favourite - I only like the Footbag event.
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Re: Retro Gamer's Top 25 C64 Games - Your top 25?

Post by Budly Moore » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:12 pm

Strange list, wasn't Skool Daze or Back 2 Skool released on C64?
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Re: Retro Gamer's Top 25 C64 Games - Your top 25?

Post by ulala » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:55 pm

how about:

delta
sanxion
q-dex
hunters moon
hawkeye
trailblazer
iball 2

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