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Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by PostieDoc » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:38 pm

Bit of a niche market so I'm not expecting too many replies but I would be interested to see what games people think are best for Commodores unloved computers.
If you select a Plus/4 only version, please put +4 next to it in brackets.

1 - Saboteur (+4)
2 - Mercenary (+4)
3 - Winter Events
4 - Ace (+4)
5 - The Berks 3
6 - Fire Ant
7 - Monty On The Run
8 - Bridgehead (+4)
9 - Liberator
10 - Kikstart
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Re: Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:44 pm

I can't help you to much here, but I can tell you that I've just commission a minority report on the Plus/4
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Re: Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by PostieDoc » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:46 pm

Excellent!

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Re: Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by RodimusPrime » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:50 pm

I never played on one much. an uncle did have one and I do recall playing some games I really enjoyed. my memories hazy but I do remember

Fireant.

a platformy run and jump game that I loved that seemed to be likned with punch and judy ( I think )

Some sort of vertical shooter that I played to death.

Would love for a little clarification.

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Re: Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by PostieDoc » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:07 pm

Gullwing Falcon was one of the best vertical shooters for the system so it could be that game.
I would guess Tom Thumb for the platformer.

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Re: Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by Shinobi » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:16 pm

RodimusPrime wrote:I never played on one much. an uncle did have one and I do recall playing some games I really enjoyed. my memories hazy but I do remember

Fireant.

a platformy run and jump game that I loved that seemed to be likned with punch and judy ( I think )

Some sort of vertical shooter that I played to death.

Would love for a little clarification.
Punchy it came free with the Commodore 16 along with Xxap, sort of like Hunchback but you had to get to a cradle to rock the baby.. Mr Punch was the bad guy and he would stay in the ramparts with his stick
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Re: Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by RodimusPrime » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:17 pm

Shinobi wrote:
RodimusPrime wrote:I never played on one much. an uncle did have one and I do recall playing some games I really enjoyed. my memories hazy but I do remember

Fireant.

a platformy run and jump game that I loved that seemed to be likned with punch and judy ( I think )

Some sort of vertical shooter that I played to death.

Would love for a little clarification.
Punchy it came free with the Commodore 16 along with Xxap, sort of like Hunchback but you had to get to a cradle to rock the baby.. Mr Punch was the bad guy and he would stay in the ramparts with his stick
That was it, Punchy. loved that game. I also remember xxap. was it a pretty basic game with little block like graphics.

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Re: Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by Shinobi » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:30 pm

Great news on the Commodore 16 as the article in the 3D Ant Attack was lacking not even the 2 page screen shots of all the games


my top ten

1) Saboteur +4 C16 version was terrible (Ninja was replaced with Miner Willy)
2) G Man like fly over the moon surface collecting fuel and dodging comets still plays brilliantly finished it loads
3) Exploits of Fingers Malone platformer finished back in the day but hard
4) Powerball brilliant can't be finished due to one screen remember pressing down on Joystick let you continue
5) Bongo
6) Terra Nova vertical shooter had speech that endured it to me
7) Punchy
8) Jack Attack cartridge so addictive
9) Ghost Town my first game finally finished it last years
10) Pharaoh Tomb always wanted to play this then Sixteen plus kindly gave me this and Ghost Town for free

Also liked Anco's Strip Poker 2 I bought this around 1989 unusual see a game released for it at this time still own this.. Also my friend and I would play Storm all the time.. Also enjoyed Guzzler, Varmit, Tom Thumb, Summer Games, Xxap, Tower of Evil, Atlantis, Spikey Harold, Autozone, Phoenix and Summer Games..

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Re: Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by adippm82 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:35 pm

Ah, great topic, now then

1.Adventures In Time (+4)
2.Mercenary (+4)
3.Summer Events
4.Winter Events
5.Tom Thumb
6.Pengo
7.Trailblazer
8.Bridgehead (+4)
9.Tutti Frutti
10.Arthurnoid
11.Saboteur (+4)
12.Pacmania
13.Storm
14.Jetbrix
15.Auf Wiedersen Monty
16.Spy vs Spy
17.Terra Nova
18.Out On A Limb
19.Magician's Curse
20.Rescue From Zylon

Plus a whole load of brilliantly converted games from the C64, such as REVS. Elite, Defenders of the crown etc.

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Re: Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by RodimusPrime » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:38 pm

Terra Nova was the game I was thinking of.

Punchy
Fireant
Terra nova

many hours lost to those 3 games.

Over the moon to finally put names to the games.

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Re: Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by merman » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:03 pm

Have to agree with several that have been mentioned.

Winter Events
Kik Start (based on the arcade game Super Bike, very different to the C64 game)
Tom Thumb
Trailblazer

I'd add
POD Proof Of Destruction (a great blaster by Shaun Southern)
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Re: Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by adippm82 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:31 pm

merman wrote:POD Proof Of Destruction (a great blaster by Shaun Southern)
Ah yes I forgot that one, in fact Shaun Southern was pretty prolific on the C16, and usually with excellent results

Arthur Noid
Bandits At Zero
Dingbat
DizasterBlaster
Duck Shoot
Formula 1 Simulator
Jetbrix
KikStart
Laza!
Olympic Skier
Pacmania
POD (Proof Of Destruction)
Speed King
Super Snake Simulator
Trailblazer
Tutti Frutti
Vegas Jackpot

All Shaun's games, not a bad little CV that lot.

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Re: Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by TheDude18 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:29 pm

I loved my C16 but had to sell it in order to buy my C64. Some great memories and the beginning of my gaming hobby. As already mentioned by adippm82, Shaun Southern (I've stuck him in the gaming icons thread) is a bit of a coding legend when it comes to squeezing the best out of this under powered & unappreciated machine.

He's my Top Ten (in no particular order) where I have tried to pick exclusives for the machine where possible -

Kikstart
Spore
Autozone
Xzap
Winter Events
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Trailblazer
Fingers Malone
Petals of Doom
Xadium
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Re: Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by gunbladelad » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:08 pm

When I was a kid I spent a heck of a lotta time on Jetbrix and X-Zapp. There were a couple of other games too, but I don't remember their names.
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Re: Top 10 C16, Plus/4 games.

Post by Hiro » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:53 pm

Trailblazer, Winter Events and Hustler would be my podium. Shaun Southern, Udo Gertz (an interview with him, RG? :D ) and Anco surely did justice to the machine. Let's see...

1) Trailblazer
2) Winter Events
3) Hustler
4) Bandits at Zero
5) Squirm (nobody mentioned it, nice, colourful arcade game)
6) Summer Events
7) Ghost Town
8 ) Sword of Destiny (great gfx)
9) Tom Thumb
10) Kickstart
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