J & F Publishing, Inc.

4 by 4

Commodore 64 - Released - 1998

4 by 4 is a computerized variation of four in a row/connect four for the Commodore 64, which was developed by Terry L. Flynn and published in Loadstar #172.

9 Men's Morris

Commodore 64 - Released - 1996

A computerized version of the popular problem solving board game of the same name and published in Loadstar #139.

Accordion

Commodore 64 - Released - 2000

A computerized version of the popular solitaire card game of the same name, developed by Maurice Jones and published by J & F Publishing, Inc. in the disk magazine Loadstar. Issue #196. The rules: Any pile can be moved onto the pile to its left, or the pile third to its left, provided the top cards of the piles match in either suit or rank. When you move a pile in the middle of the row, all the other piles are shifted to fill an empty space. Strategy tips: You should select four cards of the same rank, clustered near each other and near the end of the layout. The strategy is to try...

Agnes

Commodore 64 - Released - 1998

A solitaire card game released in 1998 as part of Issue #166 of LoadStar disk magazine. Rules of the game: The first 28 cards are dealt in the same way as in Klondike. Then a card is placed in the first of the four foundations. This card will be the first card of that foundation and all other cards with the same rank should be placed at the other three foundations. Seven cards are then dealt in a row either above or below the tableau. This will act as the reserve. The cards in the reserve are available for play. Playing the game is a lot like Klondike except that any gaps are...

Alien Infiltration

Commodore 64 - Released - 1998

Loadstar #174.

Alien Infiltration II

Commodore 64 - Released - 1999

Loadstar #181.

Alien Infiltration III

Commodore 64 - Released - 2000

Loadstar #188.

Alien Infiltration IV

Commodore 64 - 2000

Loadstar #188.

ATC: Air Traffic Controller

Commodore 64 - Released - 1997

Loadstar #155.

Blazing Castles

Commodore 64 - Released - 2000

A graphic adventure game you search a 256-room castle to locate the Treasure Room. Your chances for success are quite limited, as the castle is currently ablaze and fires in each room are spreading rapidly even though the doors that connect the rooms are sealed. The screen display contains two windows. The right window shows your current position in the castle, which the left window is used for a close-up view of each room. The center of each room will display a number from one to six, which represents the number of clues that must be gathered to open the doors of the room, it should be...

Blocks (J & F Publishing)

Blocks (J & F Publishing)

Commodore 64 - Released - 2002

Reset #06 Mix-i-Disk. Push the blocks to their designated locations. 40 levels of brain busting action.

Calhoon's Chimp Challenge

Commodore 64 - Released - 1997

Loadstar #131.

Company Director II

Commodore 64 - Released - 1996

Croak!

Commodore 64 - Released - 1996

Loadstar #146.

Dial M for Marlo

Commodore 64 - Released - 2006

A text adventure sequel to the original "The Return of Sammy Marlo", the titular character of Sam Marlo is a probable mix of Sam (Spade) and (Philip) Marlowe, both fictional hard boiled private detective characters. In it you play a detective who needs to follow the clues to the murderer and put him away. Published in Loadstar #250.

Diamenty

Commodore 64 - Released - 1997

Diamenty is a puzzle-solving game. In each level the player must push around same pattern cubes in order to connect them together. Once connected cubes of same pattern disappear from the board. The left panel shows how many same cubes are present on the board. It is very important to control the number of cubes, as there can't be only one piece left. Cubes may be connected diagonally and horizontally, two or even three simultaneously. The game features 99 levels and was published in Loadstar #156.

Diplomat

Commodore 64 - Released - 1999

Loadstar #184.

Dominator (Loadstar)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1999

Loadstar #175.

Domino Logic (Version 2)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1999

An updated/improved version of the Domino Logic game that came on Loadstar #61. This one was released ten years later on Loadstar #175. Both versions were developed by Dave Johannsen.

Doris

Commodore 64 - Released - 1996

Doris is a timed puzzle solving game. The goal of the game is to arrange an identical pattern in the second window within a designated time and number of moves. Arranging the pattern requires moving a full row - diagonally or horizontally by one or more fields. Each shifting process deducts one move from the allowed number. The passage of time or the use of all movements ends the game. The game features 99 levels and was published in Loadstar #140.

Double Bluff

Commodore 64 - Released - 1999

Loadstar #181.

Duchess of Glenwood

Commodore 64 - Released - 1998

Loadstar #171.

Eagle Wing

Commodore 64 - Released - 1997

Eagle Wing is a computerized version of the popular solitaire card game of the same name. It was developed by Maurice Jones for the Commodore 64 and published in issue #161 of the North American based Loadstar disk magazine in 1987.

Eight Off

Commodore 64 - Released - 1998

A type of solitaire game published in Loadstar #164.

The Elements

Commodore 64 - Released - 1998

A science\educational game that will help you understand the periodic table of elements, published in Loadstar #173.

Euchre (J & F Publishing)

Commodore 64 - Released - 2000

Published in Loadstar #189.

FDR's Favorite

Commodore 64 - Released - 1997

Published in Loadstar #155. This is a solitaire card game.

Fifteens

Commodore 64 - Released - 1998

A solitaire card game published in Loadstar #163. In Fifteens you match up combinations of cards that total 15. Discard any combination (doublets, triplets, quadruplets, etc.) of cards totaling fifteen (for example: 9 and 6, 8 and 7, 5 and 5 and 5).

Five by Five

Commodore 64 - Released - 2000

Five by Five is a solitaire card game developed by Maurice Jones and published in Loadstar #188.

Freecell (J & F Publishing)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1997

Freecell is a C64 version of the popular solitaire game of the same name that has become synonymous with every release of Microsoft Windows since Windows '95. This version was developed by Maurice Jones and published in Loadstar #151.

Gomoko

Commodore 64 - Released - 2000

In this adaptation of the traditional board game Gomoku, or Go-Moku, the player can play against the AI. Normal rules apply. Each turn players place their pieces on the board in an attempt to reach five in a row. Rows may be attained horizontally, vertically and diagonally. There are three different AIs to play against a cautious, aggressive and balanced version. The player may also choose to go first or not and which color to play. Published in Loadstar #194.

Hyper Cars

Hyper Cars

Commodore 64 - Released - 1995

GO64! 1998/03. Also got a release in North America in 2000 via Loadstar #199 under J & F Publishing.

Lancaster Speedway

Commodore 64 - Released - 2000

Loadstar #194. An overhead-view racing game.

Laser Storm

Commodore 64 - Released - 1998

Just another mindless hero in a spacesuit. Laser damage increases every four levels. Deactivate the lasers, manage your thrusters and your shields to safely make your way to the next level.

Laser Storm II

Commodore 64 - Released - 1999

A sequel to the original 1998 game. Manage your thrust and shields, the laser defense grid gets stronger every few levels. Make your way through the labyrinth and to the next level. Published in Loadstar #175, and republished in Loadstar #200.

Lode Runner: Conrad's Levels

Commodore 64 - ROM Hack - 2000

150 very challenging Lode Runner levels published in Loadstar #190.

Mc Rat

Commodore 64 - Released - 1998

Mc Rat (or McRat as it's sometimes spelled) is cutsey single-screen platformer for the Commodore 64. It was developed by Michael Svendsen and published in Loadstar #169.

Mine Sweep

Commodore 64 - Released - 2008

A game based on the Minesweeper game, but with increased difficulty based on the level.

Miss Milligan

Commodore 64 - Released - 1998

Miss Milligan is a patience game which is played using two decks of playing cards. According to Peter Arnold, author of Card Games for One, this classic game's enduring popularity is in part due to its amazing tendency to enable complete recovery from seemingly hopeless positions. Rules: First, eight cards are dealt in a row; they are bases for eight columns in the game. Any ace that becomes available is put onto the foundations, to be built up by suit. Other cards are built down by alternating color. One card can be moved at a time, although a sequence can also be moved in part or in...

Monsters

Commodore 64 - Released - 1997

Monsters is a Pac-Man variant. The player must eat all the objects on the board while avoiding constantly moving hostile creatures. Contact with any of them takes some amount of energy. There is no special dot, allowing to defeat enemies, therefore the game is all about a quick maneuvering of the character in order outwit the opponent. The game features 40 levels. This game was published in Reset #06 Mix-i-Disk.

Moojub

Commodore 64 - Released - 1998

Moojub is a solitaire card game which is played using one deck of playing cards. Invented by Geoffrey Mott-Smith and Albert H. Morehead and included in their book The Complete Book of Solitaire and Patience Games, it has been included in some solitaire computer packages such as Solitaires, Solitude, and TDC Games Suite. It is also one of the easier games to win: a player can win half of his games. To start, four cards are dealt in a column, forming a reserve. To form the first foundation column, the player has to pick out the card with the lowest value (aces are ranked low in this case)....

Mr. Break-Thru

Commodore 64 - Released - 1999

Mr. Break-Thru is a standard Breakout clone developed by David M. Moorman and published by J & F Publishing, Inc. in Loadstar #183. Has both mouse and joystick support

Power Pinball

Commodore 64 - Released - 2000

A pinball table created by Joshua Derocher using the Pinball Construction Set and published in Loadstar #199.

Q*Bix

Commodore 64 - Released - 1998

Q*Bix is fast paced Q*Bert clone for the Commodore 64. It was developed by Jon Mattson and published in Loadstar #166.

Ratan Ballads

Commodore 64 - Released - 1992

This game is a platform adventure game first released in 1992 in Europe under the name Powers of Gloom and developed by Michael Bacik. It was then converted to NTSC in 1997 with slightly altered graphics and published in Loadstar #151 under the name Ratan Ballads.

The Return of Sammy Marlo

Commodore 64 - Released - 2003

This text adventure and its sequel, Dial M for Marlo were released in Loadstart magazines, this one published in both Loadstar #223 and Loadstar #246.

The Search

Commodore 64 - Released - 1990

Something a bit bizarre. Drive around a very big car park\garage collecting gold and fuel while avoiding tacs and oil blobs. A fun one.

Shipwrecked (J & F)

Commodore 64 - Released - 2000

Interesting platform/adventure game in which you have to collect fish-shaped keys to escape some alien planet. Published by J & F Publishing, Inc. as part of their LoadStar Disk magazine. It was a part of LoadStar #197

Snake (J & F Publishing)

Commodore 128 - Released - 1996

A Solitaire game published in Loadstar #141.

Spirit of Ben Hur

Commodore 64 - Released - 1998

Spirit of Ben Hur (also known as Ben Hur Challenge and Ben Hur) is a solitaire card game developed by Knees Calhoon and G.F. Collins. It was published in Loadstar #169 in 1998. Rules/gameplay: There are two goals to the game: try to build UP the foundations by suit from the ace to the king; and try to do it with as few spins of the tableau as Possible. The aces are removed from the deck and placed in the "Colosseum area" forming the four foundations. Then fourteen cards are dealt around the foundations The rest of the cards are placed face down and turned one at a time to a Single...

Stalactites

Commodore 64 - Released - 1999

Stalactites is a computerized version of the solitaire card game of the same name. It was developed by Maurice Jones and published in Loadstar #185. Rules: The player deals four cards from the deck. These four cards form the foundations. They are turned sideways (although it is not necessary to do so). The rest of the cards are dealt into eight columns of six cards each on the tableau. These cards can only be built up on the foundations regardless of suit and they cannot be built on each other. The initial layout of a game of Stalactites. Before the game starts, the player can...

Sudoku (J & F Publishing)

Commodore 64 - Released - 2006

This implementation of the popular number puzzle of the same name was developed by David M. Moorman in 2006, and was published by J & F Publishing in the following: Loadstar #244 + Loadstar #245 + Loadstar #246

Sultan of Turkey

Commodore 64 - Released - 1996

Sultan of Turkey is a solitaire card game more famously known as Sultan. The C64 version was developed by Maurice Jones and published in Loadstar #147. Game Rules: Sultan is a rarity, a two-deck game that doesn’t need a huge table. Play is simple and wins are frequent. A won game shows you the “sultan” (the King of Hearts) surrounded by his harem of eight Queens. Layout: Remove all eight Kings and one Ace of Hearts from a double deck of cards. Lay them face-up in three rows of three, with one King of Hearts in the center spot and the Ace of Hearts below it in the bottom row....

Thunder Bombs

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

You play as a stormcloud. The player can move vertically in the middle of the screen, and are able to shoot lightning bolts horizontally to the left and to the right. Surrounding the player on the lateral sides of the screen are a series of bombs, which will return fire at the player. A stage is cleared when all enemy bombs are destroyed, but the player will lose a life if struck by opposing fire. The player starts with a total of 5 clouds, and gains a new storm cloud for every 2000 points they earn. The player gains 100, 200, 300, and 500 points for each stage cleared, and there are a total...

Twin Terrors

Twin Terrors

Commodore 64 - Released - 1995

A single screen platformer created by Jolse Maginnis and the crew at Everlasting Style and published in both Loadstar #165, and in Reset #10 Mix-i-Disk. The game is set in the far off year of 2010 where the world is in turmoil and the evil forces of darkness have taken over the world. The Evil Emperor of the underworld has put a curse on the Earth and you are the only one who can save it. You can do it by surviving 30 levels of danger and fun!

Yukon (J & F Publishing)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1999

A solitaire card game variant published in Loadstar #178.

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