Mark Ramshaw

Castle of Doom

Castle of Doom

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Released in the book "Commodore 64 Games Book" and also in C+VG 1984/06 (Issue #32). Explore the rooms within the castle walls, look for treasure and try to avoid the slime monsters and killer robots. Points are gained by moving over question marks and killing monsters or robots with your Proton gun. As you move off the screen from one room you are presented with another. Move back and you return to the same room but now with different contents! You are killed if you touch the electrified walls or any of the monsters. Some monsters are faster than others and the robots are very dangerous.

Cosmic Bugs

Cosmic Bugs

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

From the book "Commodore 64 Games Book". In this game creatures attempt to get from the top of the screen to the bottom where they turn into Crabs which close in on you. You defend yourself with a blaster that can fire nets or energy blasts. Nets trap the creatures and earn you double points, energy blasts kill them but sometimes only split them in which case you only get half points. If the screen turns yellow you must prepare to move your blaster as it moves up the screen to the top, once successfully at the top the game will resume in a new play area. The creatures are: Scorpions —...

Cowboy Shootout

Cowboy Shootout

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

A simple western shoot out, mano y mano with a covered wagon to take cover behind. Published in the book "Commodore 64 Games Book". Shoot the computer-controlled cowboy as many times as you can without him shooting you. As you shoot it out you have to avoid the wagons passing between you. You can’t shoot through them. Your controls are: ‘W’ for up ‘X‘ for down ‘S’ to fire You’re on the left, the computer is on the right. Straight shooting!

Dark Star

Dark Star

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

From the book "Commodore 64 Games Book". Test your skills against the enemy and the clock! The Death Star will obliterate your home planet, when it comes into range from behind its moon, using the immense power of its space gun. Before this happens you will attempt to take as many attacking enemy fighters with you before you are shot down or they shoot your home planet. You fly your X wing fighter along the trench on the Death Star engaging the enemy in mortal combat, using the ‘Z’ and ‘C’ keys to move left and right and M’ to fire. Straight Shooting!

A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Published in the book "Commodore 64 Games Book", also released in Frilly Disk #107. Bet on horses without losing anything. The game begins with the names of hte four horses displayed against their odds. You must choose a a horse and place your bet.

Evil Maze

Commodore 64 - Released

Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

From the book "Commodore 64 Games Book" and also published in "The Big 100" collection. Test your skill at guiding your light aircraft onto the landing strip. Can you make a perfect landing? Watch your instruments as the runway comes up into view, you get all the feedback you need to do the job.

Grand National

Grand National

Commodore 64 - 1986

Invaders

Invaders

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

From the book "Commodore 64 Games Book" Battle the invaders with your base on the ground. The arcade classic should have you addicted in no time at all. Controls are: Z’ left, ‘C’ right and ‘M’ to fire.

Martian Invasion

Martian Invasion

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Fly your plane over the city, watching Martian Pods drop from the sky. A tripod or a flying machine will hatch out from the crater left by the Pod. The tripods shoot at you and the flying machine will try to crash into you. All the while a red weed starts growing and crawling. You must take out as many Martians as possible before your inevitable defeat. Published in both the Commodore 64 Games Book and the C+VG 1984/07 Book of Games.

Moon Buggy

Moon Buggy

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Manoeuvre your jumping moon buggy over the moon's surface attempting to reach the landing pad on the other side without running out of fuel or crashing into a star mine. The moon buggy needs to build up thrust be careful because once "lift-off" has occurred it has a lot of forward momentum. The star mines are everywhere in space and you have to manoeuvre between them to get to the landing pad.

Tempest

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

In this game creatures attempt to get from the top of the screen to the bottom where they turn into Crabs which close in on you. You need to defend yourself with a blaster that can fire nets or energy blasts. Nets trap the creatures and earn you double points, energy blasts kill them but sometimes only split them in which case you only get half points. if the screen turns yellow you must prepare to move your blaster as it moves up teh screen to the top (A-la' Tempest), once successfully at the top, the game will resume in a new play area.

Xyron

Xyron

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

Try and find the hidden treasure, shoot the monsters before they touch and kill you. Released as part of "The Big 100" collection.

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