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Great C64 Memories

A list of Commodore 64 games that I remember enjoying as a wee nipper.

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  • One of the best C64 games ever made. I can clearly remember the day when I managed to clear the space vessel of droids for the first time and then, as I waited for some kind of cool outro movie, was presented with a second vessel to start working on.

  • I spent many an hour playing this side-scrolling shooter, taking down helicopters from the comfort of a fighter jet. What I think of first when I hear Falcon Patrol II mentioned, though, is a line that appeared on the back of box stating that because the game is so realistic you can't turn left and right instantly, or words to that effect.

  • Man, I spent hours upon hours with S.E.U.C.K. back in the day, but all I ever seemed to do was create cool-looking spaceships (with black/white shadows/highlights for the illusion of 3D, of course) and then come up with overly complex projectiles for them to shoot that looked like they were rotating or, where one of my more phallic creations was concerned, swimming.

    Backgrounds were also something I used to spend a lot of time working on, but I think you were limited to 8 colors or something, so I was never able to truly realize any of my ambitious visions. If S.E.U.C.K. was better I could've invented Geometry Wars instead of just making a bunch of cool ships and levels almost entirely devoid of enemies for them to fly through. ;)

  • I think this was called Boulder Dash: Rockford's Riot or something like that in the UK, but I might be wrong. Anyhow, the Boulder Dash games were some of the first ones that my dad really got into, which meant they were also some of the few games that we got in the house without me or my brother having to save up pocket money for them. I don't know that this version of Boulder Dash was the best in terms of the included levels, but I know that had a great time creating dozens of my own. There was even an option to just randomly generate levels and then play through them right away.