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Old 11-25-03, 12:11 AM
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Favorite C64 Games?

As a xmas gift for my father, I am getting his old c64 fixed up. I remember a lot of the good games, but I want to keep this a surprise, so I am asking here. What were your favorite C64 games?

I have fastloaders for
MULE
SPY VS SPY
ARCHON 2
BELOW THE ROOTS
WIZBALL
ARTILLERY DUEL
Old 11-25-03, 12:58 AM
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I remember playing a game where you created custom monsters and duked it out in an arena with a friend. Monster Madness or something like that, if I recall correctly. Anyone know what I'm talking about? It's been a long time.
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That was Mail Order Monsters, and it rocked. Very cool game.
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My all-time favorite C64 game (and still on my top ten) is "Impossible Mission." My roommates and I used to play that game for hours. It was the first game I ever beat. Great fun.

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Old 11-25-03, 08:05 AM
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ARCHON & ARCHON 2

Hot Wheels
Phantasie
Hat Hat Harry
Shoot em Up Construction Kit

Man.. there's so many I can't remember at the moment.
Old 11-25-03, 08:22 AM
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Project Firestart (early sci-fi survival horror)

Alien (also survival horror, though graphically very primitive)

Any Infocom Text Adventure

Shoot'em Up Construction Set

Times of Lore

Wasteland

Any Bard's Tale & Dragon Wars

Autoduel

The Pawn

Guild of Thieves

Turrican

Castlevania

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Old 11-25-03, 08:24 AM
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Boulder Dash, and Impossible Mission! - "Stay awhile....stay forever!!!"

Dig Dug, Moonrover, and a couple others are up there too.

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Old 11-25-03, 08:36 AM
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Jumpman and Jumpman Jr.
Old 11-25-03, 08:54 AM
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I always liked Summer Olympics, could never go wrong with team Epyx.
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definately jumpman
Old 11-25-03, 09:06 AM
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http://www.c64.com/

Rather good resource.
Old 11-25-03, 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by bigdaddy1980
I always liked Summer Olympics, could never go wrong with team Epyx.
I was about to mention... Summer Games and Winter Games, both by Epyx. I always loved those.
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Raid On Bungling Bay
Raid Over Moscow
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Farmers Daughter.
It was an adult themed text adventure were you try to "know" the farmers daughter. A buddy of mine swiped it from his step dads room when we were about 12 or so. All it had was text, and I could never figure out what to do, but when I was 12 having an adult themed game was great.
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Airborn Rangers
Like someone said - All Infocom Games
Old 11-25-03, 11:33 AM
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Impossible Mission
the epyx games series
GI Joe
A couple of those "create-you-own-game" things
Hacker
etc.
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I liked Pole Position as well as Shamus
Old 11-25-03, 01:17 PM
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I remember playing an ungodly amount of Lode Runner and Boulderdash. Also, I loved Commando and Green Beret. I'd forgotten about Impossible Mission until other people mentioned it. I wasted hours on that game.
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Best game of all: Wasteland

Castle Wolfenstien
Racing Destruction Set
Might and Magic I & II
Law of the West
Pool of Radiance
Curse of the Azure Bonds
California Games
Bruce Lee
Ace and Ace II
Ninja
Maze Master
H.E.R.O.
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Ooh, a lot of good choices so far.

I haven't seen anyone mention a bunch of my favorites, though:

Paradroid (one of my all-time favorites)
Defender of the Crown
Maniac Mansion
Zak McKraken
The Ultima series
Roadwar 2000 and Roadwar Europa
Legacy of the Ancients
Seven Cities of Gold (there's a PC game for you)
Neuromancer
Adventure Construction Set
SSI's D&D games

Of other people's choices:

Archon
M.U.L.E.
Below the Roots
Impossible Mission
Infocom text adventures
Wasteland
Raid on Bungling Bay
The Olympics games

Edit: I'd forgotten Law of the West. That was such a fun game. I liked trying to either avoid shooting anyone or antagonizing everyone into attacking me.
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Anyone remember racing construction set or something like that. You would build tracks and change the gravity characteristics. When racing you would modify a set number or cars and trucks with additional weight.

Thx Goblincat: it was Racing Destruction Set
Old 11-25-03, 04:34 PM
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Archon
M.U.L.E.
Old 11-25-03, 06:21 PM
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Racing Destruction Set was awesome, spent ages creating crazy tracks.

Barbarian - having lots of different movies was pretty rare for a 1 on 1 beatem up back then (particularly with a 1 button joystick) and being able to behead your opponent in the first second of combat was a nice touch (no amount of hit points are going to save someone from having their head lopped off).

Phantasie - one of the first rpgs I played, good fun.

Gridder - first game I played, and still classic.

Last ninja 1+2 - great games but back then I found them really hard!

Paradroid - I think this was the one where you had to take over more and more powerful droids to progress. Great idea.

Wizard of wor - one of my few carts, great arcade action for 2 players, later levels were insane
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I second Archon & Summer Olympics, but have to add:

Spluenker
Lode Runner
Castle Wolfenstien (more like a puzzle adventure game long before the Nazi FPS of the same name)

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