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10-Pin Bowling

10-Pin Bowling

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

It's time to go down your local alley and have a game of bowling. The game is viewed from behind your bowler at a slight elevated angle. Before you bowl you can move your bowler left or right to get the perfect position. There is an option to choose which angle to bowl by pressing the + or - key and also which hand you want by pressing R or L. To bowl the ball when you are happy, you move the joystick forward and press the fire button to release the ball. You can't release the ball while not running. Don't go forward too far or it's a foul. The usual scoring is worked out by the computer....

Air Support

Air Support

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

In Air Support, you control a helicopter, and must aid your android army, in an early real-time strategy game. The player is in control of an army of robots, which must be guided by your command chopper. Your chopper has the ability to drop bombs to destroy enemy robots, but can also be used to transfer your robots about the map. The chopper can also give commands to tell the nearest friendly androids to move to a specific site or attack a specific target. The ultimate goal is to destroy the entirety of the enemy forces. There is a strategic and an arcade game option. In the strategic...

Battle Bound Project

Battle Bound Project

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Insanely hard tank game released in 1985 by Compumania and made by Michael A. Knox (who also did Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon). In this game you must penetrate with your tank into the heavily fortified enemy city. Now the mission is to reach and destroy the Nuclear Power plant that supplies the city. The endeavor is not the simplest due to the numerous anti-tank turrets scattered along the route, and that of the fast armored chariots guided by the computer that regulates the defensive system of the planet.

Bering

Bering

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

You are a nice whale but wicked fishermen want to kill you with mines, harpoons and torpedoes. Avoid them and don't forget to eat and breathe! When the plankton is exhausted, you go to the next tide.

Brig Battle

Brig Battle

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

A sea-battle dueling game requiring 2 players where the object of the game is to sink your opponent's ship. Each ship has one cannon that can fire in all directions except from the bow or stern of the ship. The wind speed and direction change regularly. The ships will start off in an easy battle that gets progressively harder. Battles are worth 250*damage points remaining. Remember that ships will not go directly upwind, but will go faster downwind. It takes some time to reload. Lastly, beware the unfriendly fort. Game was released in Italy under the names Vascelli and Galeoni and was...

Deep Trouble

Deep Trouble

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Don your SCUBA gear and avoid the dangerous underwater denizens of the deep while you gather up the chests before your oxygen runs out. Released in Poke n.9 (gennaio 1986) in Italy as Swarm.

Galaga

Galaga

Commodore 64 - Homebrew - 1982

Homebrew shooter for the C64 that uses PETSCII graphics. While the game is called Galaga, it actually is more of a clone of Galaxian since unlike Galaga, there are no ships that take yours, nor can you take back your ship and get a double fighter. The aliens come in formation from left and right: destroy them before they destroy your spaceship! Published as Aliens in Italy's COM 64 n.1 (dicembre 1984).

G-Force

G-Force

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Quick reflexes and good aim are the main qualities that you must have to play this nice shooting game well. The scenario is made up of various non-communicating lanes from which the targets will arrive from time to time. By means of your laser cannon you will have to move very quickly to the entrance of each lane and disintegrate everything that is coming at you. F7 will activate a superlaser that will destroy all the enemies on the screen, but only for a limited amount of times. Thirty-two different screens and a laser bonus every 30,000 points. Released in Italy as Laser Target Firing...

Goldfever

Goldfever

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

A single screen platformer where the goal is to collect all the gold nuggets in each level to advance, and also watch out for those pesky dragons. It was developed by Harald Furth and published by CA-Verlags GmbH in Commodore Disc #16 and in Italy in COM 64 n.62 (marzo/aprile 1993).

Mad Planets

Mad Planets

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

A space shooter with a twist: instead of the usual fare of invading aliens or hostile ships, you face off against actual planets, complete with projectile moons and a chip on their shoulder. As each attack wave begins, the pissed-off celestial bodies zoom in from afar, brandish their orbiting moons, and try to hurl them at your ship. Planets are protected against your shots, until all their moons are destroyed; at this point, they go mad (visible as a bright orange glow) and attempt to ram you to death. Published in Italy in COM 64 n.13/bis (maggio 1986) and in Europe in Commodore Zone Issue...

Outlaw (Palace Software)

Outlaw (Palace Software)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

A western themed shoot'em up included as one of the samples of the Shoot-'Em-Up Construction Kit. The adventure is set in the old Far West at the time of pioneers and sees two unscrupulous outlaws as protagonists. These bandits have to find safety by escaping to Mexico and to reach it they have to go through many areas full of dangers. These dangers are represented by the Native Americans of their territory, by the inhabitants of a town on the border of Arizona, by soldiers hunting for bandits by animals such as snakes, bison, etc. and by natural phenomena such as the winds and elements. To...

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