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#1 OFFLINE   kilowatt

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:40 PM

My favourite C64 games are:

Turrican
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Turrican II
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Flimbo's Quest
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Mayhem In Monsterland
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Retrograde
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As you can see from my list I'm a big fan of platform shooters. These games had fantastic graphics and great music. The hours I spent playing these games when I should've been doing my homework.

#2 OFFLINE   Prometheus

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:09 PM

I would highly recommend Samurai Warrior - The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo, here. It's a side-scrolling action game, with a twist, that's based on Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo comic series. You play as the ronin rabbit, Miyamoto Usagi, who's on a mission to rescue Lord Noriyuki (a panda who is the head of the Geishu Clan). You can't just go around slicing everything to pieces - you're actually required to observe etiquette and the code of Bushido. You must never draw your sword in front of peasants or noblemen (noblemen will attack you for it, and, well, apparently Usagi will commit seppuku if you threaten a farmer), and it's a good idea to bow to both of these, and offer money to the poor peasants in order to raise your karma. Good karma = high score.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:14 PM

A lot of people like the Comic Bakery Music, I'm not sure if it is a great game or not though.

#4 OFFLINE   Tickles

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:20 PM

Whenever I think of Commodore 64 Wonderboy always pops into my head first. Sidescrolling, er, jumping & throwing game (I don't actually remember any platforms, but I could be wrong).
Christoph.Krn, on 23 January 2011 - 04:53 PM, said:
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#5 OFFLINE   Letalis Sonus

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:48 PM

Armalyte - Play it half an hour nonstop and you can say good bye to your thumbs :lol: (especially if you only got some crappy gamepads you hacked yourself to plug them into the real machine... ouch)
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#6 OFFLINE   MarioPandio

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:48 PM

Used to love the comic violence in all these classics:

Last Ninja Series (Great exploration and very satisfying smacking street punks and dirty cops in the groin with staffs and nunchaku, quality)
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The Barbarian series (The first was a fairly tactical fighter)
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Rock & Wrestle (Some painful animations)
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Spy vs Spy games (Pure comic trap setting chicanery)
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Ik+ (Prior to the SF games this is where combat was at. The Way of the Exploding Fist and Yie Ar Kung Fu were also awesome. )
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"The transparently pretend friend to animals and definitely not a fkn rat, Shade of Pink (if correctly lewd) RedBaron of nonsense loony round the cream bun and decidedly murky grey shade of para-politically coloured jam shenanigans"

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 08:54 PM

Nice list MarioPandio

#8 OFFLINE   Tickles

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:28 PM

Nice list MarioPandio

Yes, I'm stealing a couple for my Spectrum thread ;)
Christoph.Krn, on 23 January 2011 - 04:53 PM, said:
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#9 OFFLINE   kilowatt

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 10:03 PM

Here's another one that I used to enjoy playing, it's a port of the atari arcade 3D maze shooter:
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Posted 01 September 2010 - 10:10 PM

And no one mentions Pirates! :blink:
anything from microprose was good.

bruce lee
boulderdash series
ghostbusters
tapper
the IK series
space pilot
giana sisters
gyruss
dino eggs
impossible mission (havnt beat it yet :blink: )
maniac mansion

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 10:13 PM

Here are some games you missed from your list there:

Monty on the run:
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And obviously The great giana sisters:
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Also don't forget Raid over Moscow:
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Otherwise, great list. Great job.

Turrican II is better on the Amiga.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:21 AM

Some of you have already mentioned some favorites of mine,  so I'll just list some that have yet to be listed.

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Wizball still remains a favorite to this day. Aside from the absolutely gorgeous, enchanting music, the creativity on display has barely been matched by any other form of media in my opion.

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Mad Doctor: An open-ended sandbox game where you are free to obtain body parts in any way you desire in order to make a Frankenstein-esque monster? Before it's time.

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Head Over Heels: Much like Wizball, the imagery in this game was like crack to my

 imagination.

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Skate or Die: I'll chalk this down to nostalgia. It is a very good game, however.

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Parallax: Again, this was rather ahead of it's time. It's combination of Space Combat and adventure elements makes it stand out:

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Pitstop II : It's a racing game; first and foremost, but the inclusion of the Pitstop adds a level of tension and urgency (and yes; strategy) that remains unmatched even today.

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#13 OFFLINE   gater

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:27 AM

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What an awesome game this is.

IMHO the two best c64 games are Paradroid and H.E.R.O.

And Wizball. And Park Patrol. And... I could be here all day.

#14 OFFLINE   Prometheus

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:00 PM

^ I love Park Patrol. I used to spend hours upon hours playing that some nights. :lol: I especially love the music from stage two - it really nails that summer-ish sort of vibe perfectly.

EDIT: And I even mastered the log-rolling. That was bloody difficult. I need to figure it out again!

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:07 AM

Paradroid. Amazing game.

Also, Creatures 1 & 2.

I've also got a soft spot for the game "Bruce Lee" :)

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 02:22 AM

I have fond memories of The Great American Cross Country Road Race. Just loaded it up again and methinks I will be playing the heck out of it once more...

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:19 AM

* Looks in emu folder *

Flip&Flop
IronMan
KickStart
Traz
Uridium
V
World PGA Golf

As well as lots also mentioned ... Bruce Lee, Imp Miss, Monty Mole

#18 OFFLINE   kilowatt

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 02:39 PM

Here's some more C64 games that must be mentioned:
Bomb Jack, Bomb Jack II
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Deflektor, Bombuzal, Split Personalities
Split Personalities is an addictive sliding puzzle game, I got this game free with my 1541-II disk drive.
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Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands
Bubble Bobble is my favourite 2 player game on the C64.
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Creatures, Creatures II: Torture Trouble
As mentioned by kmob in an earlier post and I agree Creatures and Creatures 2 are excellent puzzle platform shooters with humourous torture screens.
Creatures is short for Clyde Radcliffe Exterminates All the Unfriendly Repulsive Earth-Ridden Slime!!
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Rick Dangerous, Rick Dangerous II
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R-Type, Sanxion, Silk Worm
Sanxion was the first side scrolling shooter I played on a C64 which I got from a ZZAP! magazine cover tape.
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Rod-Land, Paperboy, Turbo Outrun
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... and finally a game published by Pandora!!
Into The Eagle's Nest
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#19 OFFLINE   gater

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:16 PM

This thread makes me all tingly.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 09:31 PM

Ranarama was a game I loved!

Some of the Ultimate games were sweet, best of them Blackwyche and Dragonskulle

Project firestart is a superb space - horror adventure

I could say hundreds: Beach Head (I and II), Ghost & Goblins, Bubble Bobble, Impossible Mission. M.U.L.E., Realm of Impossibility, The way of the Exploding Fist, Pyjamarama, Cauldron I & II ... just go to lemon64.com and check the 100 best C64 games!


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