Showing posts with label 8bit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 8bit. Show all posts

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Game Covers - Rescue from Zylon (Commodore 16 and Plus 4)

An underground maze of caverns.  A subterranean river flooding its banks.  A team of the world's most brilliant geologists doomed to a watery grave.  All that is available is your airship.  Dare you take this unusual craft into unknown territories or do you chicken out and stick to joyriding in open spaces?  Surely there can be no doubt?

The cover

The tape


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Game Covers - Speed King (Commodore 16 and Plus 4)

The motorcycling racing game with thrilling high speed, wheel-to-wheel action against 19 other determined riders.  Put on your helmet and enjoy the exhilarating challenge of high performance bike racing at 250mph!

The cover

The inlay

The tape


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Game Covers - Squirm (Commodore 16 and Plus 4)

Race around the hive collecting the eggs laid by the Queen.  Avoid the worms who protect her and try to find 250 eggs before the lights go out.


The cover

The inlay

The tape


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Game Covers - Steve Davis Snooker (Commodore 16 and Plus 4)

FEATURES INCLUDE:

Infinitely variable speed
Keyboard/Joystick Option
Spin Control
Foul Shot Ruling
Black table choice
Green table choice

The cover

The inlay

The tape (Green Screen)

The tape (Black Screen)


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Game Covers - Storm (Commodore 16 and Plus 4)

A thrilling, highly addictive arcade adventure.  1 or 2 players (Storm and Agravain Undead) must pit their wits against the traps laid by Una Cum and fearfully battle against his evil minions.

Joystick only.
Written by : M.J. Talbot
K.D. Shrapnell
S.E. Martin

Conversion by Binary Design

The cover

The inlay

The tape


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Game Covers - The Chip Factory (Commodore 16 and Plus 4)

The cover 

The tape

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Game Covers - Torpedo Alley (Commodore 16 and Plus 4)

Become a U-boat commander and sink the convoy.

The cover 

The inlay

The tape

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 56

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 56
Monday 18th May 2020

Pitstop II on the Commodore 64


"I like this game. I beat my Dad at a race! 7/10" - Kayleigh

Sunday, May 03, 2020

Game Covers - Cave Fighter (Commodore Plus 4)

CAVE FIGHTER an all action jumping, climbing and shooting game with dozens of different caves to explore and many strange aliens.  Featuring breath-taking sprite-like graphics.  Joystick or Keys.

Written by Richard Clarke

Cave Fighter - The Cover

 Cave Fighter - The Inlay

Cave Fighter - The Tape



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Saturday, May 02, 2020

Game Covers - Booty (Commodore Plus 4)

Get rich on the pirate treasure hidden in the hold of the galleon.

Booty - The Cover

 Booty - The Inlay (complete with cheats!)

Booty - The Tape

Monday, April 27, 2020

Game Covers - Bandits at Zero (Commodore Plus 4)

One man, one plane - You are alone and you are our only hope!  The bitter war continues and you must battle through enemy defences.  The fighting is fast and furious and you are under constant fire.  Destroy the enemy at all costs!

Bandits at Zero Cover

Bandits at Zero Inlay (Including hand written cheats!!)

Bandit at Zero Tape


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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 27

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 27
Sunday 19th April 2020

Space Pilot for the Commodore 16 & Plus 4


"I love this game. A solid 8½ / 10" - Kayleigh

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 26

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 26
Saturday 18th April 2020

Icicle Works for the Commodore 16 & Plus 4


"Hard but fun.  6/10" - Kayleigh

Friday, April 17, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 25

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 25
Friday 17th April 2020

Chuckie Egg for the Commodore 64



"Fun but I found the bouncing when jumping annoying! 6/10" - Kayleigh

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 23

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 23
Wednesday 15th April 2020

Head Over Heels for the Commodore 64


"I really like this game but the controls are hard, and I wish two players could play at the same time. 8½ / 10" - Kayleigh

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 22

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 22
Tuesday 14th April 2020

Trailblazer for the Commodore 16 & Plus 4


"It was ok. A very hard game unless you memorize the courses. 5/10" - Kayleigh

Monday, April 13, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 21

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 21
Monday 13th April 2020

Number Builder for the Commodore 16 & Plus 4



"He is very hard to control but I really liked this game. It makes maths fun! 8/10"

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 20

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 20
Sunday 12th April 2020

Kikstart for the Commodore 16 & Plus 4


"A good game, but really hard. Much better when Dad gave me unlimited lives! 7/10 - Kayleigh

Monday, December 23, 2019

Gaming Memories - December 1989

Looking back at what I was reading and playing exactly 30 years ago this month, December 1989 was a good year for racing games on the Commodore 64. My Amiga owning friends might have had the eagerly awaited home version of Hard Drivin', but I had the Commodore 64 versions of Turbo Outrun and Stunt Car Racer, both of which scored higher than their Amiga counterparts between both Zzap and Commodore User reviews.

It was however around this time when I decided to ditch Commodore User in favour of the more C64 friendly Zzap 64/Amiga as my primary source of C64 news and goodness since Commodore User was aiming more for the Amiga market. Shame on them, as the C64 still had plenty of life left in it to last a few more years.




Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Game Covers - Die Alien Slime (Commodore 64)

You are the last human survivor aboard the search ship Taccia, in which a military experiment to breed self-reproducing alien killing machines has gone horribly wrong.  Your only path to freedom, an emergency shuttle, is only activated when the ship has been set to self-destruct

Die Alien Slime - The Cover

Die Alien Slime - The Inlay

Die Alien Slime - The Tape


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