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  • Donncha 6:54 pm on October 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Commodore 64, 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: , , Commodore 64, ,   

    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.

    Modifications

    Eight new tracks:
    DIZZY DESCENT, WITTY WAY, CRAZY CAPER, AMAZING ADEPT, JERKILY JUMP, EVILLY EPISODE, TEASING TEMPER and RAT RACE

    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 4:33 pm on October 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Commodore 64,   

    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 7:30 am on July 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Commodore 64, 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: , Commodore 64, 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 11:31 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Commodore 64, Ghosts 'n' Goblins   

    Retro Gamer has a big feature on the Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins series of games. The C64 version of Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins was the first game I tried hacking into with my Action Replay to see how it worked. I think I only threw out the notes I made from that time a few weeks ago.

    Ah nostalgia.

     
    • David Nicol 6:53 pm on March 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I used to play that in the arcade…..I was rubbish at that too. Hmmm you’d think I’d have learnt my lesson by now! I never had an Action Replay – although I always wanted one – bit late now. Had to rely on the pokes from Amstrad Action magazine instead – had a CPC464 (with colour screen because I sold my soul to the devil).

      • Donncha 9:54 am on March 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        All my friends had Amstrads, though most had the green screen monitor. The one game that comes to mind on that machine was “Mission Genocide”.
        I was always different though, first with a Speccy and then a C64.

        RG are huge Amstrad fans you know?

  • Donncha 9:44 am on March 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Armalyte, , Commodore 64   

    I’d buy Armalyte if I had a PC 

    Armalyte, a horizontal shooter from the glory days of the C64 was and still is a firm favourite of mine. It was bloody hard, but I think I got about half way through the game. I knew there was a remake coming but not sure when. Well, it’s out now.

    JUSTONEMOREGAME has posted a glowing review and now I’m sad that I blasted my Windows partition when I upgraded my laptop’s drive. I can’t play it!

     
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