View Full Version : Best Commodore games?

March 2nd, 2009, 05:55 PM
Hi Gang,

At the risk of beating this subject to death, I'd like to solicit members of this forum for lists of their favorite games which can be played on the Commodore computers. I hope that responses will come with the reason(s) why the listed games are so well liked.

I am not much of a gamer myself, but I was thinking about trying some out, if I can ever clear the space to actually use my C64. I have a helicopter simulation that looks promising, that I'd like to try.

Thanks all,

March 2nd, 2009, 06:43 PM
Test Drive is good

March 2nd, 2009, 07:20 PM
If you can get a few friends over, M.U.L.E. is one of the best multiplayer games for the C64.

Another favorite is Elite. You, your ship, your wits and an entire open universe to play in.

March 2nd, 2009, 07:29 PM
On the C64 the games I liked were:

AD&D Gold Boxed games by SSI
Ultima Series
Archon Chess
7 Cities of Gold

There were also some nice arcade ports and shooters.

March 2nd, 2009, 09:25 PM
Gauntlet is a must-have, that was one of my favorite games on the C64.

March 2nd, 2009, 10:17 PM
Quick list of random C64 favorites:

IK+ (a.k.a. Chop'n'Drop in the USA)
The (Soccer) Boss
Nebulus (Tower Toppler)
Bruce Lee

.. well, many more but those were just off the top of my head and games you can enjoy single player mode on although several are more fun as multi player games.

If you want motivations what makes these games good, it'll have to wait until later.

March 2nd, 2009, 11:12 PM
My personal favorites:
Ghosts 'n Goblins - The best platformer ever! :) Hard as h*ll but really fun
Slap fight (Alcon in the US) - Nice space shooter!
Archon - A nice action variation on chess
Commando - A truly classic...
Bruce Lee - Not to good graphics, but great game play and action
Boulder Dash - You really have to think about what you do in this one.

March 3rd, 2009, 12:12 AM
My additions:

West Bank

March 3rd, 2009, 12:55 AM
I used to enjoy (and sometimes still enjoy) Commando. Great music!


One Man Band
March 3rd, 2009, 02:21 AM
My top 3 are:

The Bard's Tale trilogy (technically 3, not 1) :)

March 3rd, 2009, 08:50 AM
I was just going add Paradroid, but One Man Band beat me to it...

Lords of Conquest
Raid on Bungling Bay (top down helicopter type game)
Archon I (and II)
Attack of the Mutant Camels
Zork (you can play this on almost any computer too)

...and Paradroid!

March 3rd, 2009, 06:49 PM
Hmmm...in no particular order :

Archon I and II
Space Taxi
Frogger II (one of the first carts I got for it, wasted a lot of time on that one)
War in Middle Earth (ok, a bit clunky but I loved the idea of it)
Omega Race (on the vic-20)