VIC 20 - Best Games

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Post by fredghostmaster » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:35 am

I saw a copy of Vic Men by Bug Byte go for £51 on e-bay last week. Might be worth looking to see if any of you have a copy lurking somewhere!

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Post by AndyH » Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:15 pm

My favourites -

Jetpac
Perils of Willy
Rockman *
Arcadia *
Omega Race
AdventureLand
Sky Hawk *
Wunda Walter *
Submarine Commander (I think that's the one)
War Games (computer War?)
Radar Rat Race

Coming in as close favourites

Catcha Snatcha
Blitz
A lot of the Vic Mastertronic range
Ah...mental block, that will do I guess. :)

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Post by fgasking » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:06 am

Hi Andy,

Where is your Wanda Walter remake? :-).... That used to be one of my faves too...
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Post by kelp7 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:20 am

One of the best Vic-20 games I played was Mutant Herd. I'm surprised nobody's mentioned it, it actually had a sub-game as well and was very fast paced. Not sure if it was only a cartridge though, mine certainly was.

Others were of course Wacky Waiters, Arcadia and those great text adventures...

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Post by AndyH » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:04 pm

fgasking wrote:Hi Andy,

Where is your Wanda Walter remake? :-).... That used to be one of my faves too...
It was a 'one click' game, can be found on the one click site, or download here - Wunda Flossy (1.5Mb)
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Post by GarryG » Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:27 am

AndyH wrote:My favourites -

...

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* = we've done remakes of the vic versions http://www.ovine.net/
How about somebody making the Commodore cartridge that never was: Vic-1936, pre-released as ."Space Vultures" a version of Phoenix for the VIC.
I would have loved to see this at the time as GORF was my favourite arcade conversion for the VIC but Phoenix was (in my opinion) a better game in the arcade cabinet format.

I believe this wasn’t done due to legal issued with Atari, although apparently work may have been started on the game…

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Post by fgasking » Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:29 am

I've considered doing a small Vic 20 GTW site, as i'm a fan of the machine.. but so loaded up at the moment. Unless I did a quick single page site to start the ball rolling.
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Post by fredghostmaster » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:37 am

Love to see a GTW page for the Vic. Go for it!

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Post by fgasking » Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:50 am

fredghostmaster wrote:Love to see a GTW page for the Vic. Go for it!
Well, i've done a small page on two titles... including the one from GarryG. It can be added to over time and provide a small resource until someone wishes to do a separate GTW Vic site.

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Post by fredghostmaster » Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:46 pm

Just bought a great cart off e-bay called Star Battle. Never played it before. You have to say there were some great cartridges produced by Commodore. Some weren't that far off the gameplay of the arcade machines they were copying.

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Post by Mayhem » Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:28 pm

Factorama time: Star Battle is not as hard to find as people think. I keep seeing the damn thing labelled as "rare" when it's more a 5/10 rarity game now.

Oh you actually want the trivia bit now do you? Fine fair enough. Star Battle was programmed by Satoru Iwata, the current president of Nintendo in Japan.
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Post by pottyboy » Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:04 pm

Gee, I didn't know that!

fredghostmaster: yes, Commodore did produce some quality titles for the VIC-20, including Gorf and Blitz (even though that wasn't a cartridge game).

They were a little bit of a let down when it came to the C64 though.
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Post by GarryG » Mon May 10, 2010 9:12 am

GarryG wrote: ...
By the way...
What was the VIC game that had MASIVE player characters?
I think you were a burglar and had to waggle the joystick to run away from a policeman; or maybe you were the policeman trying to catch the robber.
I can just vaguely remember playing this in a shop once, please tell me I didn't imagine it!!!
I came across this thread by accident, and just wanted to say that I've since found this game!
It was 'Villain' by Interceptor Software. It was on cassette and published in 1984, that sounds about right for when I played it.
It ran on an 8K expanded VIC, which is probably why I didn't get it at the time. I wouldn't have had an expansion pack at that time!!

I think it may be the only joystick-wiggler for the VIC.
So I wasn't imagining things after all :mrgreen:
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Re: VIC 20 - Best Games

Post by Tepic » Thu May 13, 2010 8:12 am

A bit late I know but my Favorite vic games are:

Rockman and R.I.P from Mastertronic.

Star Battle and Jupiter Lander carts by Commodore.

I played those four games to death.

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Post by Shinobi » Thu May 13, 2010 10:18 am

Used to play my friends Vic 20 all the time fav games would be

RIP Mastertronic with the death march music love to play this again

Shadowfax cart on the horse shooting the Black Riders

Gorf Cart

Mickey the Brickey can't remember much of this other than I liked it

Rockman Mastertronic

Paretroopers Rabbit pretty violent what I remember
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