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  • Donncha 6:54 pm on October 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: C64, , Prince of Persia   

    Prince of Persia for the C64 

    Prince of Persia, an amazing game released in 1989 on the Apple II and ported to most platforms of the day but not the Commodore 64 for some reason.

    In 2 days time the game is due to be released on the C64 in EasyFlash format, a cartridge format for the C64 but luckily Vice also supports it so I’ll be able to play it under emulation. Looks great doesn’t it?

    • David Nicol 8:01 pm on October 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I remember Prince of Persia getting rave reviews when it first came out all those years ago.

      • Donncha 10:11 am on October 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        And the game has been released! Here’s a development blog, the csdb page and a review of the game with technical details. Interesting that the game uses 40KB for the main player’s sprites! Couldn’t have been done without the EasyFlash rom I guess.

        I’ll be playing this tonight!

  • Donncha 10:57 am on January 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , C64, , ,   

    I was a big fan of Stunt Car Racer on the C64, and later played it on the Amiga too but I never knew about Stunt Car Racer TNT.

    TNT is an extra tracks mod of the Amiga version released a few years ago by AmiGer. Here’s his announcement post:

    Stunt Car Racer TNT (The New Tracks) will be released around christmas.


    Eight new tracks:

    Track parameters changed:
    start positions, start height, damage sensitivity, boost count

    AI speed adjusted/changed for all tracks

    Some visual adjustments
    e.g. race colours, track names gfx dropped, title screen modified etc.

    AGA fixed

    Cracked 🙂

    Long time readers will know my dislike for Blur and I’ve hardly played NFS Hot Pursuit since I got it last month but Stunt Car Racer gripped me like no other racer since. It required perfectly timed boosts, cornering and was literally a rollercoaster of a ride.

    • Lenny 11:11 am on January 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I loved this game too I had it on an Amiga 600.

    • Walter 11:34 am on January 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Oh man. I remember this game. A housemate had an Amiga. I played this to death in 1990. There was also some good music software for that machine.

  • Donncha 2:00 pm on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: C64,   

    Rocky Memphis and The Temple of Ophuxoff 

    If you’re an older gamer who loved the classic gameplay of Rick Dangerous and other platformers you’ll love Rocky Memphis and The Temple of Ophuxoff, a freeware game made by Trevor (Smilia) Storey and Stuart Collier.

    It’s a huge 600 screen platformer to explore so this won’t be finished quickly. It’s “casual gamer” friendly too as there are infinite lives and you can save the game at any time, and you can upload your top scores to the game website. It’s also available for Windows and Mac OS X so you (probably) don’t have any excuse for not trying it!

    Here’s an interview with the authors including titbits about their Last Ninja remake, and news of their Myth remake too. They also shed some light on sales of the commercial Armalyte remake. If I had a PC I’d buy that in an instant!

    • getcrackin 7:21 pm on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ophuxoff? Sounds like they don’t want you to play the game. 😉

      • justonemoregame 10:21 pm on December 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        The name is explained as follows:

        Gamer 1: How many screens does it have?
        Gamer 2: Six hundred.
        Gamer 1: What? Ophuxoff!!

  • Donncha 4:33 pm on October 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: C64, ,   

    VVVVVV Preview 

    I have a new favourite game and it’s VVVVVV. I’d never heard of this game until this post brought it to my attention.

    Apparently it’s an indie hit on modern platforms, but here it is for the venerable C64! Having played it I’m tempted to buy the modern original game and I’m looking forward to seeing the final C64 version!

    So, go grab a C64 emulator like Vice or any of the other ones out there and give it a whirl. If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about check out the faq on c64.com.

    Great game.

    • justonemoregame 7:41 pm on October 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Donncha, the original is still (I think) just US$5 if you buy direct from the author. It’s very charming.

      • Donncha 8:32 am on October 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m just after ordering it. I installed the Mac demo and from the readme saw that the author is in Trinity in Dublin. Sweet.

        Sucks I got caught to pay VAT though. Didn’t expect that!

  • Donncha 6:30 pm on September 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , C64, Elite, , , ,   

    I’m starting to get into the Campaign in Halo Reach now. I have to admit that after the space battle I was sort of disappointed there was no Elite style docking sequence and classical music to accompany me in…

    (From the BBC version, which didn’t have the excellent music of the C64 version)

    Oh, I played Halo Reach multiplayer last night and had my ass whooped again. I did get one lucky break. I had my sights on one guy and another stepped in front of him and I got a double kill! Wooh!
    After that trouncing I booted up the PS3 and hopped into Onslaught where I had some great games, beating my best scores on Isla and Valparaiso!

  • Donncha 1:23 pm on August 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: C64, Double Dragon,   

    What’s Double Dragon? 

    It was with amazement I read that question on the hupit forum a while back.

    What? You’ve never heard of Double Dragon? Arcade beat ’em up from the late 80’s?

    Double Dragon was only one of the most anticipated arcade conversions of 1989. A two player beat ’em up, heroes (Billy and Jimmy Lee) fighting against hoards of baddies to rescue Billy’s girlfriend.

    Exciting, heady stuff!

    Of course, when it finally hit the C64 it was a less than stellar conversion. All the moves were in there but there was this annoying gap in the torso of each character. The programmers even added a note in the game manual about it!

    • Donncha 1:24 pm on August 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, that is a scan of my personal copy of the game. 🙂

    • David Nicol 1:55 pm on August 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      The Spectrum conversion (despite the awful colours) was better than the C64 I reckon. But kids nowadays think that unless it was on MTV it never happened, and stuff happened before last Tuesday? What? Are you crazy!?

      And a scan from your own copy from the C64…. wow! You never cease to amaze me.

      • Donncha 2:51 pm on August 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        LOL, I have a small box of C64 releases I’d like to scan or post photos of, for posterity if nothing else. Doubtful it’s of much interest to most people these days.

        Just played Stunt Car Racer on my phone for the first time since my Nokia 7650 days. Woah! 🙂

    • mjwhittle 3:21 pm on August 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I remember this game but on the Sega Mega Drive 16bit. I also had a C64 and got it for Christmas, which was the best one ever. It would take 30 minutes sometimes to load and some times it did work but that was the fun of them machines back then when I look back. How things have change.

    • getcrackin 8:37 am on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I seem to recall a short-lived animated series that this spawned, as well -maybe, even, a movie.

    • chris 8:08 am on September 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      hi i got a old 1984 arcade coin operated machine and it is in realy bad shape wires her and ther have been cut and it is allmost completly rotted im going to restore it but im in serious need of step by step info for rewireing from power to board to monitor can someone help me please email me with info chriswalker0043@yahoo.com.au thank you

  • Donncha 10:11 pm on July 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: C64, Flimbo's Quest, music,   

    Flimbo’s Quest Music 

    Foot taping stuff. Great tune by Reyn Ouwehand. If you hear my phone ring an mp3 remix of this tune is what you’ll hear. Yes, I.am.a.big.C64.fan!

    When you’re finished with that, try out this guitar cover of the same tune. Bob played each voice of the C64 (plus noise I guess) separately and merged them all together. Neat.

    I wonder if anyone would be interested in commentaries on old games? What about a corner by corner account of Stunt Car Racer? No, I guess not. Its time has passed.

    • Donncha 10:28 pm on July 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      And just so you won’t be drowned in Youtube video posts, here’s the IT Crowd main theme, composed and played back on a real C64.. Wow.

      There’s an extended version too!

  • Donncha 7:30 am on July 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: C64, , mymorningjackets, The Last Ninja,   

    Last Ninja Main Theme on Classical Guitar 

    mymorningjackets did an absolutely amazing job arranging the theme tune from C64 classic game The Last Ninja. Wonderful stuff.

    I would love an MP3 version of this.

  • Donncha 12:36 pm on June 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: C64, , football, Microprose Soccer, , soccer, World Cup 2010   

    Microprose Soccer, World Cup 2010 Edition 

    Wow, I’m impressed. AEG Soft have modified the original C64 version of Microprose Soccer and updated it. It now has the teams that will appear in this year’s World Cup in South Africa!

    My brothers loved this game back in the day, and I played it a small bit too. If I was a football fan I’d probably boot up Vice to play it too. Anyone going to try it?

    • David Nicol 1:00 pm on June 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      That’s cool. When I read the title in my inbox I thought “Micropose? Are they still going?….” I had a couple of their titles on the Amstrad, not the ‘Soccer’ games though. I’d like to see someone emulate the real World Cup on that – with commentary. JX23 is doing Fifa 10 I think, but this would be like totally awesome!

    • Honkitonk Schlonz 6:49 pm on June 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      one of the best c-64 games at all and one of the best action-football-games too. by playing this alot you can make very good moves and tactical-passes. !!!!! a superb GAME and better than the versions for the amiga and the atari-st !!!!!!!!

  • Donncha 10:06 am on March 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , C64, , ,   

    Bad Company 2, Modern Warfare 2 and other links round up:

    1. A simple glitch exists in Bad Company 2 to get your tickets back when rushing. Glad I haven’t seen that happen yet but it’s only a matter of time unless it’s patched quickly.
    2. All about boosting in MW2. I only saw it once in-game and unfortunately wasn’t able to stop it. Sucks to be cheaters.
    3. Full Metal Joke: FMJ – FMJ only helps shooting through things, but I’ll still use stopping power, even after reading this.
    4. C64.sk and Commodore Free for C64 fans.
    5. Digital: a love story set in 1988 with suitably retro interface. (via)
    6. Camping: It’s a Legitimate Strategy
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