Commodore 128

Commodore 128

The Commodore 128, also known as the C128, C-128, C=128, or occasionally CBM 128, is the last 8-bit home computer that was commercially released by Commodore Business Machines (CBM). Introduced in January 1985 at the CES in Las Vegas, it appeared...

Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor

Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor

Commodore 128 - Released - 1987

Aimlessly wandering through the Southlands of Quendor, the hero of the game encounters the Implementors, powerful beings who warn him of a terrible danger: the Coconut of Quendor, the very embodiment of Magic, has been stolen by terrifying monsters known as Ur-Grue, said to be the spirits of fallen Implementors. The task is clear, but by no means easy: locate the Ur-Grue and return the Coconut of Quendor to its rightful owners! Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor introduces a somewhat different gameplay system compared to the previous text adventures of the Zork series. Text-based...

Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy

Commodore 128 - Released - February 12, 1987

Bureaucracy is a text adventure game that describes the misadventures of a person who has recently moved to a new apartment and begins to fall victim to various bureaucratic procedures that always go wrong. He can't receive his mail, access his bank account, or generally lead a normal life; all his activities are impeded by needless and confusing hurdles. In order to retrieve the lost mail and put his life back on track, the protagonist will have to meet exotic characters and perform various tasks while being constantly threatened by various bureaucratic occurrences. The gameplay involves...

Das Schwert Skar

Das Schwert Skar

Commodore 128 - Released - 1989

The Skar Sword: Skar lends elemental power to whoever wields it. It makes him invincible and immortal and it is very well hidden. If you want to find it you must face the dangers and defy the long dangerous road.

Elite

Elite

Commodore 128 - Released - 1985

Elite is a free-form space trading and combat simulation, commonly considered the progenitor of this sub-genre. The player initially controls a character referred to as "Commander Jameson", starting at Lave Station with 100 credits and a lightly armed trading ship called Cobra Mark III. Most of the game consists of traveling to various star systems, trading with their inhabitants, gaining money and reputation. Money can also be gained by other means beside trading; these include undertaking military missions, bounty hunting, asteroid mining, and even piracy. As the player character earns...

Fun Pak 128

Fun Pak 128

Commodore 128 - Released - 1989

Contained 8 fun packed games for the Commodore 128. Bloodstar: A desperate international race to colonize the rest of the solar system in this strategy game. Mazamorf: If you like Pac-Man, you'll be doubly challenged to avoid these voracious meanies. And all the while you'll be trying to make your way out of a maddeningly different kind of maze. Cubix 2 and Cubix 3: Think you qualify for MENSA membership, then this will put your special awareness to the test. Death Quadrant: In the outer reaches of the universe you'll need to blast the Asteroids to survive. Bye, Bye Brick: Twice teh...

Graham Gooch's Test Cricket

Graham Gooch's Test Cricket

Commodore 128 - Released - 1986

Time to get your bat and pads, put on the whites and have a game of cricket. In this computer version of the game, you have the choice of length of game (40, 50, 60 overs or two innings), how many players (one or two), skill level (one to nine) and whether you want to play a simulation or arcade version. You then choose your eleven players for each team: wicket-keepers, slip catchers and bowlers. The main game is viewed showing a small part of the field from behind the bowler at an elevated angle. Also shown: the batters, wicket-keeper and slip catcher. In simulation mode you control the...

Kikstart: Off-Road Simulator

Kikstart: Off-Road Simulator

Commodore 128 - Released - 1986

Between the original Kikstart and its more well-known follow-up came an expanded version of the game, only for Commodore's still-new C128 computer. The new version made use of the larger RAM capacity by tripling the range of levels in the game. Whereas the first Kikstart only has 8 levels to choose from, Kikstart 128 has three sets of 8 levels. You can choose to play three levels in one go, or select the "grand slam" mode to challenge an entire set of eight at once. The gameplay is the same, in that you have to ride your off-road motorbike across a range of obstacles without falling off,...

The Last V8

The Last V8

Commodore 128 - Released - 1986

The Commodore 128 version of The Last V8 takes place in the same post-apocalyptic landscape as the more basic original. You must drive your car back to your base in time while avoiding collisions with dangerous objects. The C128 version, making use of its larger memory size and more capacious floppy disk, contains more levels with a slightly more open layout and more advanced mission objectives. The first mission, for instance, revolves around picking up fuel canisters inside a secret base, instead of the original version's plain objectives of survival and punctuality. The steering...

A Mind Forever Voyaging

A Mind Forever Voyaging

Commodore 128 - Released - September 13, 1985

"If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not..." -Shakespeare IT'S 2031. The world is on the brink of chaos. In the United States of North America, spiraling crime and unemployment rates, decayed school systems and massive government regulations have led to a lazy, contentious society. To reverse this critical situation, government and industry leaders have developed a Plan combining the economic freedom and strong moral values of the 1950's with the technological advancements of the 21st century. Will the Plan ensure peace and prosperity? Or...

Mythos 1

Mythos 1

Commodore 128 - Released - 1985

Qix

Qix

Commodore 128 - Released - 1989

In this game, you guide a marker which must draw rectangles and other weird objects in order to claim your territory, and you can either draw these rectangles fast or slow. Drawing the rectangles using the "slow" method awards you the most points. Once a rectangle has been made, it will be colored in to show that you have claimed your territory. While drawing the rectangles, you need to watch out for Qix (pronounced "kicks"), a series of colored lines that crawl the screen. In addition to Qix, you also need to avoid the Sparks who travel around the border, as well as any lines that you have...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Commodore 128 - Released - 1985

The Rocky Horror Show is a video game, based on the musical of the same name, where you get to control either Brad or Janet in your quest to explore the strange interior over at the Frankenstein place. It's a bit of a mind flip but if you are careful you'll do the time warp, again! Play as either Brad or Janet to rescue the other, in this computer adaptation of the hit Broadway Musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Search the castle for pieces of the Medusa machine to free your partner from stone and escape the castle before it blasts off. Each one must be taken to the De-Medusa...

Thai Boxing

Thai Boxing

Commodore 128 - Released - 1986

Thai Boxing is a one-on-one fighting game shown from an isometric perspective (viewed from the side on the Amiga, Atari ST and C16 versions). Different joystick combinations let your fighter perform high, middle or low attacking moves as well as dodge or block his opponent's attacks. Fighters receive scores for successful attacks. The more difficult or effective the attack, the higher the score. Unless one fighter is knocked out, the fighter who has the highest score at the end of three rounds wins. Although the game is shown from an isometric perspective, it is not possible to move in three...

Trinity

Trinity

Commodore 128 - Released - May 9, 1986

Trinity is a text adventure game, its events beginning in the near future. The player character finds himself trapped in the London Kensington Gardens, as hordes of nannies mysteriously block the exit. To make matters worse, a Soviet nuclear missile is about to fall. The protagonist finds a strange door and steps through it. The bizarre location outside of space and time contains other doors, each leading to a site where a historical or a fictional nuclear explosion has taken place. The player has to interact with the environment and solve puzzles to change the course of history before...

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

Commodore 128 - Released - June 15, 1988

Enter the realm of Britannia: a world rich in history, adventure, and intrigue. Lord British, the benevolent ruler of Britannia, has been lost on an expedition to explore the vast reaches of a newly discovered underworld. Panic erupts in Britannia when the sole survivor of the expedition returns with dread tales of their fate. To restore peace, the trusted but ambitious subject, Blackthorne seizes control of Britannia. His fanatical devotion to order ultimately transforms him into a self-righteous tyrant. Now, Britannia's destiny depends on your ability to discover the fate of Lord British...

Zork: The Undiscovered Underground

Zork: The Undiscovered Underground

Commodore 128 - Released - August 28, 1997

This was a free game released by Activision to celebrate and promote their newest game, at the time, Zork: Grand Inquisitor. It is a text only adventure done in the style on the original Zork games. The year in 1066. You're a private, 7th class, in the Inquisition Guard. After getting relieved of your post at the Port Foozle Inquisition Gift Kiosk, you see the Pastor of Disaster, the Minister of Sinister, the Grand Inquisitor. It looks like he has a job for you. Yes, you. After asking about other, ANY other, guards to go instead, you have your orders. Sigh. Very well. Archaeologists have...

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