What Are Your Favourite C64 Games?

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Post by oswald » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:37 am

speaking of homebrew, metal warrior must be the best platform shmup adventure .) also check bofh here

http://cadaver.homeftp.net/

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Post by SirClive » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:41 am

Just had a look at the site and there seems to be quite a few good homebrew games by those guys. Will check them out tonight.
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Post by AlleyKat » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:35 pm

Hmmm... Original C64 megagames have to include:

Retrograde (awesome shooter. Needs a sympathetic Treasure style update)
Paradroid*
Uridium*
Armalyte (gorgeous use of C64s colour pallatte)
Wizball*
Quedex (ditto the pallatte)
Last Ninja 1&2 (more for asthetics, controls spoilt the party a bit)
Nebulous (best version lookswise IMO)
International Karate (for IK+ its gotta be the Amiga version)
Turrican 1&2 (Amiga versions are better, but awesome use of the C64)
Mercenary (superb- vector based games arent usually the C64s forte, but this is one of the few exceptions.)
The Eidolon (my fave C64 Lucasfilm game.)

Best Coin op conversions:

Bubble Bobble
Ghosts and Goblins
Bionic Commando
Buggy Boy
Shinobi

The above were all the best of the 8 bit versions (and the 16 bit versions come to that, except for maybe Bubble Bobble and Ghosts & Goblins).

* Obvious, I know but some folks may not be aware that these titles were best on C64.
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Post by Tapey297 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:42 pm

Somebody, I think it was Craig said Bounces

If this is same one I was thinking of (two knights on bungie chords trowing balls at each other) it is great and in my opinion one of the best two player game on the C64 for fun

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Post by CraigGrannell » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:00 pm

Tapey297 wrote:If this is same one I was thinking of (two knights on bungie chords trowing balls at each other)
It is indeed.
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Post by revgiblet » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:08 pm

I'm just going to list some of my favourite C64 games and I don't care if they've been mentioned before or are 'The Usual Suspects'.

Rocketball
Archon
Karateka
Wizardry
(massive but with no save feature so emulation might be the way to go for this one)
Impossible Mission
Law of the West
First Strike
Pirates!
(I rate the C64 version, but it's not as good as any of the 16-bits)
Summer Games II (The first is good, but the second is better)
Winter Games
Raid over Moscow
Stellar 7
Sentinel
(as someone else said, not the famous one)
Last Ninja 2
Skyfox
Mercenary
Shadowfire
(make sure you have the instructions)
Master of Magic
Ballblazer
Koronis Rift
The Eidolon
Blue Max
Fist II
(I know, I know, but I really liked it)
Werewolves of London
Deflektor


That'll probably do for now. I'm sure I'll think of others.
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Post by merman » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:22 pm

Rocketball is a fun little game, sort of like the film Rollerball.

Here's another to add that people might not be so familiar with. Using the same animation techniques as Psi 5/Hardball/Law of the West, CARD SHARKS lets you play Poker, Hearts or Blackjack against three of six different computer-controlled opponents. There's the geek called Milton, Luigi the Italian stereotype and Lady Vanderbilt. You also get to beat Maggie (Thatcher), Ronnie (Reagan) and Gorbie (Mikhail Gorbachev). Plays a good game of cards, and the animations of the players are fun. I also like the way you see their speech bubbles.
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Post by CrookedMouth » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:03 am

I know you've got too many already but I did one from a few different genres.

Strategy: Overlord(Probe Software)
RPG: Legacy of the Ancients (EA, Quest Software, Dougherty Brothers)
Shoot Em Up: Black Hawk(Thorn EMI) (bad graphics,good game)
Platform Arcade: Toy Bizarre (Activision)

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Post by C=Style » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:12 am

wow there's loads of games here that you lot rate that I've not even heard of before. Definitely gonna be checking some of these suggestions out.
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Post by mikeb » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:09 am

I'm going to add Scarabeus (atmospherically creepy 3D maze game) then I'm probably done :)

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Post by merman » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:23 am

CrookedMouth wrote:I know you've got too many already but I did one from a few different genres.

Strategy: Overlord(Probe Software)
RPG: Legacy of the Ancients (EA, Quest Software, Dougherty Brothers)
Shoot Em Up: Black Hawk(Thorn EMI) (bad graphics,good game)
Platform Arcade: Toy Bizarre (Activision)
Just a small pointer, Overlord was known as Supremacy in Europe...
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Post by sebadude » Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:45 pm

What about some of these beauts?

Deflektor - move mirrors around to bounce a lazer around the screen
Maze Mania - addictive puzzler where you have to recolour every tile in a maze
Sensitive - thoroughly moreish PD title where you have to 'erase' a set of tiles, but - and here's the beef - you can only travel over each tile once
Locomotion - Overhead junction-controlling madness! The trains must get to their stations without crashing into each other - and it's down to you to control the town's rail junctions.
Cool Croc Twins - Arcade puzzler where you have to light up various blocks on a board by flying vertically and horizontally across the screen. Good graphics and great fun to play!
Cyberdyne Warrior - Technically-impressive adventure-shooter from the people that went on to bring us the phenomenal Creatures series. We're not worthy.

And of course, the classics such as Creatures, Creatures 2, CJ's Elephant Antics and the rest...

I'll see what other great games I can remember... :)

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Post by mikeb » Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:49 pm

Strangely enough, I've never been a big fan of the Creatures series, massively overrated IMHO.

Retrograde & Mayhem though I enjoyed greatly.

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Post by TMR » Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:29 pm

mikeb wrote:Strangely enough, I've never been a big fan of the Creatures series, massively overrated IMHO.
i like the first one but agree totally about Creatures 2 to be honest... never liked it and it took all the bits i didn't like from the original for it.
mikeb wrote:Retrograde & Mayhem though I enjoyed greatly.
Yup and since the 4th Dimension has sort of been mentioned the other games in that compilation are worth a look too; Mission Impossibubble, Head The Ball and particularly Insects In Space and Hewson did some good budget blasters like Subterranea and Slayer too.

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Post by Zilog » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:35 pm

Well the 1st game I played on my C64 was 'Suicide Express' my favourite was maybe Dynamite Dan or Mercenary
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