Commodore Plus 4

Commodore Plus 4

The Commodore Plus/4 is a home computer released by Commodore International in 1984. The "Plus/4" name refers to the four-application ROM resident office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, database, and graphing); it was billed as "the productivity...

0 and X

Commodore Plus 4 - 1986

0 and X is a 3D version of Tic-Tac-Toe or Noughts and Crosses, where you have to make a row of X's in a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line before the computer makes a row. Instead of making a row off three on a 3 x 3 grid you now have to make a row off four on a 4 x 4 grid on four boards so as well as watching for a line on one board, you have to watch out for a row that appears in the same place on all four boards.

Aardvark

Aardvark

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

Based on the arcade game Anteater, you are an anteater and you must bury your long snout in the anthill and collect the ant larvae to proceed to the next anthill. Eat ants that walk across the screen before they damage your snout resulting in the loss of one of your lives. Attack the queen ant to destroy all ants, and sneak up behind worms to eat them. When the sun goes down, a spider will appear and follow where the snout leads to you

ACE 2

ACE 2

Commodore Plus 4 - 1987

A follow-up to ACE. Similar to its predecessor, ACE 2 is an oldie head-to-head air combat flight sim set in modern days of aviation. The game has a very strong arcade feel, as all the missions you fly are nondescript or generic. Your plane is also a generic, hypothetical modern fighter, and the goal is to fly different sorties to kill enemy aircraft. Very similar to ACE, except that you can now play a 2-player hotseat game, or solo competition against the computer, in split-screen mode.

ACE: Air Combat Emulator

ACE: Air Combat Emulator

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1985

A huge enemy fleet has invaded the southern shore of the U.S. Dozens of tanks and helicopter gun-ships are rolling over Tampa, Florida and through Atlanta, Georgia. Squadrons of enemy fighters are swarming through the air over South Carolina and are heading for Washington, D.C. For the first time in more than 100 years, a foreign power is invading our proud land! You are the only remaining fighter pilot, and you have the last three ACE Mark 2.1 Multi-Role All-Weather-All-Terain (AWAT) combat aircraft. Each is housed in one of our three remaining air bases. You must fly sorties from our bases,...

Aliens: The Computer Game

Aliens: The Computer Game

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1987

Aliens: The Computer Game ======================= Electric Dreams' game based on the 1986 film Aliens is a first-person strategy game somewhat similar to Space Hulk. The player controls six characters from a remote terminal, guiding them through a 255-room complex in search of the Alien Queen. Each character has a helmet camera and a smart gun, each controlled by the player acting in the role of overall operational commander. The player can switch to any character at any time, and must consider coordinating their movements and finding a safe location before switching to the next...

Arthur Noid

Arthur Noid

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1988

Arthur Noid ======== Arthur noid is a bat and ball game with 32 levels (including bonus levels). The game is based on the arcade game Arkanoid and sees you controlling a bat on the bottom of the screen, bouncing a ball upwards to remove blocks above. As you remove the blocks, a barrel will appear and fall downwards and if collected will give you a power-up and these include large bat, shoot blocks, 3 balls, slow ball and an extra bat. Occasionally a Floboid moves across the screen and if hit with the ball will give you bonus points. If you let the ball go past the bat then you lose one...

Astro Plumber

Astro Plumber

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1987

You play the game as a repair man equipped with a jetpack and an upwards firing plasma laser. Your mission is to repair all the leaking air pipes which supply the Colony research station on the surface of the Moon. Sounds simple enough, but now the caverns are inhabited by a number of alien lifeforms which will kill you if they touch you. Finally you must keep an eye on your ever decreasing air supply. You can refill from one of the big air tanks on the surface but it means breaking off your repairs. Your space suit tank can only hold so much air. Overfilling is deadly!

Atomic Mission

Atomic Mission

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1984

This is adventure #3 in Scott Adam's text adventure series. It takes place in a nuclear power plant. You must race against time to fulfill your mission or the reactor may be doomed. You use one or two word commands to move around and manipulate objects.

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1987

This is Monty's fourth game, and the structure is similar to the previous three. It's platform and ladders based, with 80 screens each representing some area of Europe - the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are among the identifiable landmarks. There are different ways of travelling through the levels - some bouncy platforms coupled with a new super-leap move allow for big progress to be made, while Monty can also suspend from the ceilings and dodge his way across. Monty can now fall without being hurt, although landing on water can cause multiple lives to be lost in quick...

Auto Zone

Auto Zone

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1987

Auto Zone ======== You are trapped on a supposedly dead moon and your only means of escape is to drive your small highly versatile surface buggy across the many treacherous sectors of the Auto Zone. This is a horizontally scrolling platformer game, where the screen keeps scrolling automatically to the left as your vehicle (called the XL-Procon) is progressing forward. You have to guide the vehicle by making it jump over gaps and onto higher platforms to avoid collision with walls or fall into the water. There are two speeds you can travel with, so you can adjust your jumps to the...

Bandits At Zero

Bandits At Zero

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

Bandits at Zero ========== Bandits at Zero is a side view horizontal scrolling shooter. Your mission is to find and destroy an aircraft carrier somewhere out at sea over the course of a few days. The screen scrolls left or right constantly in the direction you are travelling. You must fly over the sea and survive every day and night until it is found while avoiding and shooting enemy planes. At the bottom of the screen is a radar which shows you the position of the enemy planes and as you fight the day slowly turns to night and back again. Flying decreases a fuel gauge slowly but once...

Berks 3

Berks 3

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1985

The reason the Berks became angry and attacked before being destroyed was because someone infiltrated their city and stole their treasure, the source of their powers. You take control of the person responsible as you move around the flick-screen maze in your Terror Tank collecting keys to get deeper into the city. Your first task is to collect 21 keys to enter the Inner Sanctum, then collect four keys to enter the Heart of the Inner Sanctum, before you have to collect ten keys to enter the Sacred Treasure Chamber. The keys are protected by protective blocks and these need blasting to remove...

Bomb Jack

Bomb Jack

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

Bridgehead

Bridgehead

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

After your success in Legionnaire, your new mission is now to secure a Bridgehead before making your way to the Enemy Headquarters over various levels. Inspired by the arcade game Green Beret, your marine is viewed from the side and you run along to the right killing as many of the enemies with your knife as you can. There are occasional platforms that appear which can be climbed by ladders and mines can appear on the floor blocking your route. The mines can be removed by throwing a limited amount of grenades but more can be collected on the way. Once you reach the end of a level you have to...

Commando

Commando

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

Commando ======== You are Super Joe, the crack combat soldier. Your mission is to invade each of the five areas, clearing each one of your opponents before finally destroying your objective, the enemy.

Crillion

Crillion

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1989

An addictive strategy game where you control a bouncing ball, ever in motion and have to maneuver to hit the colored key that will allow you to clear blocks of the same color while avoiding the poison blocks.

Cuthbert In Space

Cuthbert In Space

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1985

Cuthbert in Space ============ You must collect the fuel pods & return them individually to the mothership at the bottom of the screen. Shoot any enemies you encounter on the way. Once all the pods are collected you can go on a looting mission for extra points. After the looting mission you depart for another planet but sometimes your ship malfunctions and you must go for vital spares before the bomb detonates. There are 10 levels to complete, After level 10, level 1 repeats.

Cutthroats

Cutthroats

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1984

Dedalus 3D

Dedalus 3D

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1985

An Italian release of the Commodore Labyrinth code, aka a clone release of Hard Maze 3D.

Dork's Dilemma

Dork's Dilemma

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1985

Dorks Dilemma a PAL game from 1985 coded by Anthony J. Clarke. Titled as "Rooms of Peril" in its very first stage of development. Gameplay is hard but has a Bomberman vibe to it.

Emerald Mine

Emerald Mine

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1988

Fire Ant

Fire Ant

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1984

You control an ant that must rescue the queen ant taken hostage by a group of scorpions. She is being held in the eighth chamber, but to reach her, you must navigate a series of tunnels that are being patrolled by the scorpions, and use objects scattered throughout the chambers to proceed to the next one. These objects include getting keys that will open yellow doors, and explosives that will detonate walls. Objects placed at the proper locations usually cause a chain reaction that clears the obstacles. Occasionally, scorpions are seen laying eggs, and getting these eggs will award you with...

Formula 1 Simulator

Formula 1 Simulator

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1985

Formula 1 Simulator. ============== Get your line right through the corners, hold the car on the tyre squealing limit, overtaking the other cars if you can. There are 8 laps to complete. You must finish each lap within the time limit, or the game ends. Every lap completed adds to your score.

Galaxions

Galaxions

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1984

Galaxions is inspired by the arcade game Galaxian where you control a spacecraft at the bottom of the screen moving left or right, blasting aliens above. The aliens fly onto the screen in various waves firing their lasers at you before sitting in formation, and once all the aliens are in formation, various aliens will swoop down firing their lasers. If you touch an alien or its laser then you lose one of four lives and once all the aliens are destroyed then you move to the next level.

Harbour Attack

Harbour Attack

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1984

Harbour Attack ========== Captain your submarine through dangerous waters to reach the enemy port then destroy their cargo ship in this three stage game. In stage one, you have to manouver your submarine through the obstacles and mines to reach the right end of the screen. In stage two, you have to shoot down a number of enemy planes. An enemy ship is also attacking you: if it's above you, it will drop bombs. If you come up to the surface it will fire torpedos. You can only shoot the ship sideways (not upwards). You can only shoot the planes from the surface, by pressing fire + up. If...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1984

You are Arthur Dent, an Englishman with a bad hangover wearing a dressing gown containing a much needed buffered analgesic and some fluff. Your house has just been destroyed, followed shortly thereafter by your planet Earth (mostly harmless). You’ve been rescued by your friend Ford Prefect, who’s not actually an out-of-work actor. He has given you a book (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), a towel, and is now telling you to put a fish in your ear. It must be a Thursday; you’ve never quite gotten the hang of Thursdays. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is written by Douglas Adams and...

Icicle Works

Icicle Works

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1985

Christmas is getting close and Santa has a big problem. After returning from holiday he finds all his presents scattered and buried under snow. Things doesn't get any easier with the possible avalanches and all the bad tempered penguins and polar bears that run around and disturb him. It's the player's job to help Santa and retrieve all the presents before Christmas Day. Icicle Works is a Boulder Dash variant. The player's objective for each level is to retrieve a number of parcels that are needed to construct a toy. The game is timed and the player loses a life if he doesn't complete a...

International Karate

International Karate

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

The core game is a two-dimensional, one-on-one, versus fighting game. Players take on the roles of martial artists competing in a kumite tournament. Rather than wearing down an opponent's health, the goal is instead to score single solid hits. After each hit, combat stops and both combatants are returned to their starting positions. Depending on how well players hit their opponent, they score either a half-point or a full point. Matches can be quite brief, as only two full points are required to win, and a point can be quickly scored just seconds after a round begins.

Kikstart: Off-Road Simulator

Kikstart: Off-Road Simulator

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

This motorcycling stunt game is complete with simultaneous split screen two player action (C16 version has one player only). You also have the option to test your skills in a one player game against the clock. The object of the game is to guide your rider as quickly and carefully as possible through three out of the eight courses you get to choose from before each race. The C16 version has 16 courses that have to be done in order with five lives. Every course has its own level of difficulty and a unique layout of trees, car's, bus's and pools of water for you to avoid by jumping your bike...

Mercenary

Mercenary

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

Due to an engine malfunction, your spaceship crashes on the planet Targ. Unlike your trusty vessel, you survive the crash and now have to find a way to get away from this planet. But hey, while you're at it, you might as well try to get some money off your unplanned stay on Targ. You're a mercenary, and it just so happens that the two races on the planet are at war. So why not use that to your advantage and do some favors for each race... against cash? You play this game in a first-person perspective with vector graphics. There's a huge planet for you to explore, you can walk around on it or...

Mercenary: Compendium Edition

Mercenary: Compendium Edition

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

A compilation of Paul Woakes's 3D exploration and flight game Mercenary, and the Second City expansion pack. For some systems this was a compilation of previously-released titles, for others it was the only release for either part of the gameworld. Due to an engine malfunction, your spaceship crashes on the planet Targ. Unlike your trusty vessel, you survive the crash and now have to find a way to get away from this planet. But hey, while you're at it, you might as well try to get some money off your unplanned stay on Targ. You're a mercenary, and it just so happens that the two races...

Minipedes

Minipedes

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1984

Inspired by the arcade game Centipede, a garden is in the height of summer but is full of unsavory creatures and a mutant mushroom monster called Minipede. You must blast the Minipede to clear a level as well as the other creatures including spiders, snails and ladybirds for bonus points over 15 levels. You sit at the bottom of the screen where you can move left or right, and forwards a short distance as well as backwards. The Minipede moves across the screen from the top and advances downwards when it reaches one side of the screen. Scattered around the screen in many numbers are mushrooms...

More Adventures of Big Mac: The Mad Maintenance Man

More Adventures of Big Mac: The Mad Maintenance Man

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

Mac must neutralize 18 single-screen vaults in this early platformer. He can climb ladders and safely fall any distance, as long as he lands on smooth ground. The puzzle aspect of the gameplay involves switches, which can remove walls, create floors and freeze obstacles. They must be pushed in the right order to allow access to parts of the room which contain other switches. A lack of air creates a time limit, with bonus points awarded for however much air is left when the screen is completed.

Mr. Puniverse

Mr. Puniverse

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

In a land of dinosaurs and hardships, humans have to be tough to survive but unfortunately a new breed of human has started appearing 'The Wimp'. Unable to hunt, these men need a special vitamin to keep them alive but these are in dangerous places with many hazards. You play one wimp, Mr. Puniverse as you attempt to collect vitamins in this flick-screen platform game. One or two players take it in turns after a loss of life trying not to let your energy bar decrease fully or you lose one of eight lives and you lose a life if you fall from a height. There are objects that fire at you and...

Myriad

Myriad

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

Myriad is a side view single screen shooter where you control a spacecraft at the bottom of the screen, moving in four directions, blasting various waves of aliens that appear at the top of the screen. As you blast the aliens, they move around the screen dropping bombs on you and if you hit an alien or its bomb then you lose one of five lives. Your ship is also equipped with a limited amount of shields which protects you for a short time. There is a two player option (not on the VIC-20) and each player takes it in turns to play when the other player is killed.

PaperBoy

PaperBoy

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

The object of Paperboy is to deliver papers to your customers while inflicting as much damage as possible to the houses of your non-customers. To make things more difficult, numerous obstacles get in your way including construction workers, rogue tires, skateboarders, dogs and cats, cars, and even the occasional tornado.

Pets Rescue

Pets Rescue

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - February 25, 2018

Psytronik Software is proud to present another stunning game for the Commodore Plus/4 and Expanded C16*. PETS RESCUE is a sprawling arcade adventure featuring 24 massive scrolling levels to explore! Thanks to the amazing work by the +4 All Stars team this is another release that pushes the technology of the Plus/4 & Expanded C16 to the limit!! * Requires 64K RAM expansion to work on a C16. Pets Rescue Pets Rescue is NOW AVAILABLE in three different formats. The Collector's Edition Box Set contains the game presented in a gorgeous glossy box, soundtrack CD and a whole host of...

Pirate Adventure

Pirate Adventure

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1984

This is adventure #2 in Scott Adam's text adventure series. In this adventure, you shuffle between three locales: an unremarkable (at first) London flat and two islands littered with dangerous critters and people. The goal of the game is to find the two pirate treasures on the treasure island. You move about and use objects by typing one or two word commands such as NORTH, INVENTORY, or GET SNEAKERS. You only have to type the first 3 letters of a command or object for the parser to recognize it.

Purple Turtles

Purple Turtles

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1984

Purple Turtles (Purpilious Turtiliorum) are used in the sport of Turtle Bobbing where four of the turtles are placed in water, in a row to make a bridge in this side view single screen game. You are the next competitor and you must cross a river five times from the left, to the other side and back, bringing back a piece of fruit from a tree before a timer runs out. What makes the sport more interesting is the fact that the turtles like to occasionally move to the bottom of the river and back up to the surface randomly. If you touch the water then you lose a life (three on the C64, five on...

Questprobe featuring The Hulk

Questprobe featuring The Hulk

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1984

1st in the Questprobe Marvel Comics series. Play Bruce Banner and the Incredible Hulk through this interactive fiction game with graphics. You awake as Banner, tied by ropes to your chair in a bunker in the desert; once you free yourself, collect all the gems to escape this hellhole.

Saboteur

Saboteur

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

Saboteur combines platform, beat 'em up and stealth elements, setting you as a lone samurai trying to infiltrate an enemy complex. You are capable of all manner of ninja-style moves including kicks and punches, as well as using weaponry. You must travel through an underground complex linked mainly by platforms and ladders, before triggering a bomb and escaping the complex. Your energy recharges if you stay still, so finding areas free of guards (kill these for money) and dogs (avoid them; killing them gains you nothing) is useful, especially as you only have one life. There's plenty of object...

Sgt. Helmet Zero

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 2013

Sergeant Helmet Zero is a mercenary working for fame and glory, and he is called to the far away land of Kartamocia to free the 40 refugees held hostage by the fallen tyrants' security system. The game itself is a static screen platformer and shooter. You can fire you machine gun rapidly and have to rescue all the people, while keeping your health above 0 percent. Monsters spawn continuously and turrets fire at you.

Splitz

Splitz

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1987

Splitz is a single screen platformer for the C16 and Plus/4 computers where the aim is to build the next level by collecting tokens. The screen is split into two vertical halves and you play in one of the halves moving around platforms and climbing ladders. The tokens needed are scattered around the screen and you can only collect one at a time and once you have a token you must place it into a pipe. The token moves through the pipe and part of the next level appears in the other half of the screen. There are two types of creatures that move around the screen with one fatal to touch and you...

Starcross

Starcross

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1984

Strange Odyssey

Strange Odyssey

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1984

Strange Odyssey is the sixth game of the Scott Adams text adventures series, marketed by Scott's company, Adventure International. It is an old-style text adventure sporting a two word parser and split screen interface. You play a space traveler whose space ship breaks down while orbiting a remote asteroid. Starting with only a phase pistol, space suit, and shovel, our mission is to collect 5 alien treasures and link back up with your mothership.

Strip Poker: A Sizzling Game of Chance

Strip Poker: A Sizzling Game of Chance

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

Summer Events

Summer Events

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1987

Summer Events is a Olympic multi-event game where up to four players can compete in seven separate events. After the opening ceremony the players enter their names and pick a country listening to the national anthem. The players are presented with various options and they include, play all events, compete in some events, and practise the events. The seven events are: Butterfly Swimming: The screen is split into two parts showing two swimmers viewed from the side with the screen scrolling. The swimmers have to swim the butterfly stroke for two lengths of the pool as fast as possible. Pole...

Timeslip

Timeslip

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1985

On a distant planet, 36 Time Orbs have been placed in three zones and in 24 hours time the planet will be destroyed unless all the Orbs are destroyed. You have been sent to the planet to save it by controlling three different vehicles and crafts in the three zones and they are the planets surface, underground caverns and underwater. The game is a side view horizontal scrolling shooter where the screen is split into three parts showing all three vehicles and crafts and they are a spacefighter for the surface, jet-pack for the underground caverns and a mini-sub for underwater. As the game starts...

Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

Tom is a scrolling platform game where you take the role of Tom as he explores the Tomb of Pharaoh Manilo for fabulous wealth. As you explore the Tomb, you will encounter various creatures as well as traps that include spikes and floors that disappear when walked on. If you touch a creature, trap or fall from a certain height then you lose one of five lives. Blocking certain routes are doors that require keys to be found and used on them. Ladders can be used to move up or down to other platforms and floors of the Tomb. As well as the having the ability to jump, you also have the ability to...

Trailblazer

Trailblazer

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1986

An imaginative action game in which you must guide a ball-shaped craft through a succession of levels. These have a patchwork-quilt type display, with holes to avoid, and squares of various colors, which affect the craft's speed, both within its power potential and into warp, as well as a control-reverser and lots of holes. You can jump and thus avoid these holes, although you have a limited number of them for each level, and it's possible to adjust the speed through joystick or keyboard control. You also face a time limit on each of the levels, although your time is boosted every time you...

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1985

Treasure Island is an arcade adventure based on the Robert Louis Stevenson's book. You play the role of Jim Hawkins who has to get to Treasure Island, defeat pirates and defeat Long John Silver. Jim must get on to a ship and avoid the enemies before being whisked off to Treasure Island. On the island Jim must encounter and avoid various pirates. Scattered on the island are cutlasses which can be used to kill pirates blocking his path. Beware though, cutlasses are limited so Jim doesn't want to waste them on any old pirate. Get hit by a cutlass or touched by a pirate and you lose a live...

Tutti Frutti

Tutti Frutti

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1985

Tutti Frutti is based on the arcade game Mr. Do! where you play Super Strawberry, The King of the Orchard who must collect all the ripe cherries. Trying to stop you are the Acid Apple Gang who wander around the orchard and one touch from them loses one of five lives but you can fire at them to kill them. Walking through the dirt creates a path which the Gang can walk on but they can't walk through the dirt themselves. Be careful walking under apples as well as you have a very short time before it falls on top of you. Collect all the cherries on the level and you move to the next one. The whole...

Winter Events

Winter Events

Commodore Plus 4 - September 1, 1986

Yie Ar Kung-Fu

Yie Ar Kung-Fu

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1985

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