Commodore PET

Commodore PET

The Commodore PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) is a line of home/personal computers produced starting in 1977 by Commodore International. A top-seller in the Canadian and United States educational markets, it was Commodore's first full-featured...

3D Startrek

3D Startrek

Commodore PET - Released - 1979

A text-graphics game based on the Star Trek television show. This cassette contained two versions of the game. A version of 3D Star Trek for the original PET 2001 firmware. The battle stations have better graphics than the version for newer ROMs and the excellent 3D Star Trek by M P McDonald and M H Clements for 3000 series 40-column PETs. Does not fully work on the 4000 series, and not at all on the 8000 series.

Android Nim

Commodore PET - Released - July 1, 1979

Android Nim is a representation of the mathematical game Nim. Players take turns removing a desired quantity from a number of distinct heaps. The player to remove the last item wins, but a player can only remove items from a single heap per turn. In this version the heaps are represented by text-mode animated androids and removing items is done by selecting which lasers to fire. The player can only play against the computer. The original was on the TRS-80 in 1978 and created by Leo Christopherson

Andromeda Conquest

Andromeda Conquest

Commodore PET - Released - 1982

Andromeda Conquest is a strategy / conquest game in which one to four players build galactic empires by establishing and defending space colonies, managing resources, and battling other players for control of star systems. Before every turn, players receive resources from all their colonies. Those have to be used up during the turn or they are lost. Depending on the numbers of players the galaxy consists of 12 to 48 star systems. The layout is grid-based, and the package includes a pad of graph paper for keeping track of ship and colony locations.

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

B-1 Nuclear Bomber

Commodore PET - Released - 1980

In B-1 Nuclear Bomber, you have to "fly" a B-1 bomber to it's destination, and destroy the target of the mission. You input text commands to control your bomber's altitude, course, radar, weapons, and so on. And, of course, the USSR will try to stop you from bombing their targets, with an arsenal of MiGs and SAMs, and they are dealt with by the use of electronic counter-measures, evasive actions, or by shooting them down. The game ends when it reaches a logical conclusion, either by deploying your bombs and getting far enough away, returning to base, or being destroyed. After this, you...

Combination Wars

Commodore PET - 1978

Combination Wars is an education game in which the player must solve equations under pressure. Torpedoes are moving towards the player with equations on them. They must be destroyed by typing in the answer.

Computer Acquire

Computer Acquire

Commodore PET - Released - 1980

Computer Acquire is adapted from the board game Acquire by Avalon Hill. As in most games of high finance it is about making profits by buying low and selling high. Instead of the normal commodity or utility markets the simulation is based on hotel property stocks with mergers and hotel chaining. The goal is spotting the bargains early when the price is right along with adding more hotel chains to which you have controlling interest. Sprinkle in a little market luck along the way and win by becoming the wealthiest player. The game is turn based and allows you to play against the computer with...

Computer Spacegames

Computer Spacegames

Commodore PET - Released - 1982

Computer Spacegames is a book containing the following type-in games: Starship Takeoff: the player is trying to take off from a strange planet in an alien ship. The game tells the planet's gravity and the player has to guess the force necessary to take off successfully in 10 tries; Intergalactic Games: working for New Century TV, the player has to launch a satellite choosing the right angle and speed to transmit the Intergalactic Games; Evil Alien: Elron, the Evil Alien, is invisible and the player has to defeat him with one of last 4 bombs. To do so, the player has to enter...

Computer Stocks & Bonds

Computer Stocks & Bonds

Commodore PET - Released - 1982

PC conversion of the board game. Try to make money at the stock market. Invest in stocks when their exchange price is low and when the price rises sell them to make profit. You have $5000 in cash at the beginning of the game and 10 different securities to choose from.

Conflict 2500

Conflict 2500

Commodore PET - Released - 1981

It is the year 2500 and the galaxy has been at peace for many years. Until now! A fleet of planet pulverizers has invaded the sector of the galaxy under your command. Reports are telling you of a massive wave of destruction. It is up to you to rid the universe of this threat of utter destruction. Conflict 2500 is a strategic simulation of conflict in the 26th century. The game can be played solitary or with up to 10 other players by giving command of ships to individuals. The computer controls a fleet of planet pulverizers and adapts its strategy to your actions. The game can be stopped during...

Cosmic Jailbreak

Cosmic Jailbreak

Commodore PET - Released - 1982

Cosmic Jailbreak is a shoot 'em up game, with a twist. Like Space Invaders the player controls a tank at the bottom of the screen, has some bunkers to hide behind and must shoot aliens from the playing field. The primary difference is that this time the aliens are not so much invading, as trying to rescue their criminal friends who are locked up in a prison at the center of the screen. The aliens will move from the side of the screen towards the prison. Each alien that reaches this prison will remove one brick. Once enough bricks are removed the prisoners will escape and it's game over.

Dnieper River Line

Dnieper River Line

Commodore PET - Released - 1982

The Dnieper River Line is a fictionalized engagement between German and Russian forces in the Southern Ukraine in late 1943. As the Germans you are challenged to repel Russian efforts to breach your critical defensive position. The Soviet units controlled by the computer seek to over run your thin German defensive line and capture sufficient objectives to assure victory. Dnieper River Line is a computer game which is played out board game style with a 8" x 11" mapboard and 240 5/8" illustrated counters.

Dungeon of Death

Dungeon of Death

Commodore PET - Released - 1979

Search for the holy grail guarded by the great dragon Smaug (where have I heard that name before...) This particular game is one of the earliest implementations on a home computer of the mainframe game DND, developed for PLATO in the early 70s. This is one of the earliest Dungeons & Dragons type games available for home computers, and may even predate Temple of Apshai.

Dunjonquest: The Datestones of Ryn

Dunjonquest: The Datestones of Ryn

Commodore PET - Released - 1979

You, Brian Hammerhand, mercenary at large, presently least senior officer of the cavalry troop, and drawer of the shortest straw, have the singular honor of undertaking this hazardous but glorious mission. Will you emerge victorious, carrying the sacred stones and the head of Rex the Reaver, or will you meet ignominious defeat, pierced through by a cold steel blade thrust from the shadows? The honor of the duchy is in your hands. A 2D text based RPG written in BASIC.

Galaxy

Galaxy

Commodore PET - Released - 1981

As Fleet Admiral of a newly commissioned starship armada you send your ships from the home planet to explore the unknown resources of the stars. The planets circling those stars may be barren or they may have industrial capacity and will resist your colonization attempts. It is up to you whether to conquer and colonize those worlds, and convert them to producing new ships for continued expansion, and to bring the entire galaxy under your control. Galaxy can be played by as many as 20 players who compete against each other for control of up to 40 star systems. If you are playing multiplayer,...

Guns of Fort Defiance

Guns of Fort Defiance

Commodore PET - Released - 1981

Fort Defiance is a half completed stockade blocking the path of an invading army that heavily outnumbers you during the War of 1812. You command a lone Napoleonic era artillery piece and its crew and are guarding the weakest point in the forts defenses. Your performance will determine whether the fort will stand or fall. The game is played under a handicap system (from 1-63). The lower the handicap you choose at the beginning the faster the enemy will break and run. The handicapping system insures that each attack which is repelled is followed by a more determined effort. As commander of the...

Midway Campaign

Midway Campaign

Commodore PET - Released - 1980

Midway Campaign is a computer simulation of the Battle of Midway Island in June 1942, arguably one of the most decisive battles in the history of warfare. The computer controls a huge force of Japanese ships whose objective is to invade and capture Midway Island. You command the badly outnumbered and outranged American forces with your only advantage being the element of surprise. The game ends if either all of one side's Aircraft Carriers are sunk, or any part of Japanese TF exits map to west or US TF exits map to east with no airstrikes in the air. At the end of the game a summary of all...

North Atlantic Convoy Raider

North Atlantic Convoy Raider

Commodore PET - Released - 1980

It is May 8, 1941 and you are Captain of the mighty German battleship Bismarck the single most powerful ship in the Atlantic. Hitler has given you the nearly impossible task of fighting through the British Home Fleet and sinking enough convoys to force Britain to surrender. Your level of victory will be determined by how many merchant ships and battleships you can sink. Your decisions will determine the fate of the Bismarck.

Nukewar

Nukewar

Commodore PET - Released - 1980

The time is the late 20th century. You and a neighboring country have developed a nuclear capability. Your neighbor's sole objective is to utterly annihilate you. As the tension mounts while you are conducting espionage, building bombers, missiles, submarines and anti ballistic missiles either you or your neighbor launch a pre-emptive first strike.The nuclear destruction continues until either all weapons are expended or a truce is negotiated. Victory is determined by population remaining and world political opinion which is usually against the side that started the war. If both sides lose...

Planet Miners

Planet Miners

Commodore PET - Released - 1981

It's January 1, 2050, and after many decades of research and development of space travel, mankind is ready to reach out to the planets of the solar system to establish mining bases. Up to four players compete with each other and the computer to stake valuable mining claims throughout the solar system, while the mining council has stationed patrol ships throughout the system to make sure everyone follows the rules. Thus begins several weeks of intensive exploration, political maneuvering, sabotage, and claim jumping which will decide the course of the economic exploitation of outer space for...

Space

Commodore PET - Released - March 1, 1979

Space! is an arcade first person shooter. The player sits inside a spacecraft and can rotate the view in any direction. The aim is to shoot as many enemy spacecraft as possible. Each shot costs energy. When the energy level gets to low the game ends. In addition to firing the laser, the ship also drains energy automatically, creating a time limit within which the player can operate. Enemies don't fire back.

Tank Arkade

Tank Arkade

Commodore PET - Released - 1982

As the name suggests, this game brings to the personal computer one of the earliest concepts to appear on arcade and dedicated console game screens: a tank duel. Players look down on a battlefield of two-dimensional obstacles and maneuver their tanks to shoot and destroy each other. Each tank has nine points of armor, allowing eight hits before the final shot destroys the tank and hands victory to the opposing player. The tanks start each game in heavy bunkers, so the first challenge is to move out safely away from the enemy line-of-fire. Plentiful obstacles and the tanks' moderate speed...

Tanktics

Tanktics

Commodore PET - Released - December 3, 1978

It is September 6, 1943 following the debacle at Kursk the German Army reels back to the protection of the Dneiper River. The Red Army pursues hard trying to turn a retreat into a rout. You are in charge of a tiny Panzer Group (tank platoon) and you are the only unit capable of stopping them. You are outnumbered 2 to 1 but your orders are firm stop the Soviet tanks. You command a force up to 8 tanks or anti-tank guns in 5 different scenarios. The computer is your Soviet opponent. Tanktics is played out on a two piece full color 22" x 16" mapboard with 240 1/2" counters while the computer takes...

Voyager I: Sabotage of the Robot Ship

Voyager I: Sabotage of the Robot Ship

Commodore PET - Released - 1982

Voyager is a first-person action game that challenges the player to explore the levels of an alien spacecraft's maze. The environments consist of corridors and rooms done with 3D vector graphics. The protagonist has to evade robots programmed to blast any intruders. To win, the player must destroy all power generators and escape (or hunt down and annihilate) the killer robots.

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