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This topic contains 28 replies, has 12 voices, and was last updated by  stevec_havok 12 years, 4 months ago.

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  • #4054

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Remember Apex Computer Productions?

    They did the “Creatures” games and the 1994 classic ‘mayhem in monsterland’

    Well I just found out they are still going – they have a mobile phone version of MIM and seem to be making the lil dino into a series of games (golf etc..):

    http://www.infinitelives.tv/MMD/

  • #20414

    Pete
    Participant

    Yeah it was fuckin’ class! Creatures was the first game ever to put sprites in the borders of the screen. The torture screens where hilarious and great fun to play.

  • #20421

    Darkblood
    Participant

    I wonder if MIM is still the only rated 100% game!
    Creatures & MIM class games, C64 is the mother of all consoles in my eyes ;)

    Edit: C64 is not a console i know

  • #20422

    Pete
    Participant

    They did bring out a cartridge only version though didn’t they? I remember talk years ago of a C65 (no messing) that would be somewhere between a C64 and an Amiga. Nostalgia <sniff>

  • #20425

    Darkblood
    Participant

    http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/aminet/pix/misc/c65-front.jpg

    A limited number of C65 was made and fully working but Commodore-Amiga decided to drop the C65 because they feared it was too like the Amiga systems!

    There was no Cart version of MIM released unless Apex did one for themselves.

    They Should have released the C65!! The C64 scene still lives on the net today on IRC channels with a fair amount of them (still mostly Europe tho, not USA)

  • #20428

    bomberman
    Participant

    Those guys rulez !!! They could code a 1MHz 6502 8bits processor in a way the processor would not understant what it can achieve :D

    They had presented Mayehm in J2ME several months ago now, maybe even 2003. Very good to see it’s out at last. I HAVE to try it ! The C64 version was outstanding, as were the Creature games !

    A few months ago, they were under Siemens’ spotlights:

    communication-market.siemens.de/portal

    It seems that mobile gaming is where most of oldschool coders meet again :)

    Another jewel of C64 platformers has recently made its way to mobiles:
    http://www.midlet-review.com/index?content=news&id=791
    Useless to present this game ! Forbidden by Nintendo when it was released… why oh why ?

  • #20429

    bomberman
    Participant

    There was a console C64, called the C64 GS (Game System), sold with a cartridge.
    Flimbo’s Quest was one of the game I think.

    Edit: here it is

  • #20430

    Darkblood
    Participant

    Is that the C64 laptop thing? It was big, heavy & ugly looking thing with a 5in screen but still had its charms. Commodore going mobile / laptop wise with the C64 ended quickly of course!

    Edit: Ah thats another C64.. lol shame on me for knowing about that piece! Here is the link to the C64 laptop … Beware!

    Commodore madness

  • #20431

    bomberman
    Participant

    Nope that was the SX/DX 64 (1 or 2 disk units):

  • #20432

    Darkblood
    Participant

    dame you beat me to it with the pic! hehe

    Edit: The Commodore – Amiga brand again has been sold to another company last year i think. Dame it will they stop and get some Commodore goodness back out there along with Amiga goodness too :D

  • #20435

    bomberman
    Participant

    Yep, after Escom and Gateway, Tulip just sold it to Yeahronimo Media Ventures last December.

    Tulip tried to make some money out of the brand but the C64 scene reacted badly !
    I think that some game musicians still holding the rights on some games protested because Tulip ignored their rights selling games directly.
    Bad to see all this…

    It all happens here:
    http://www.commodore.net/site

  • #20436

    Darkblood
    Participant

    Lol If i could i would buy that brand name !

  • #20437

    gizmo
    Participant

    Hah I loved my C64. Flimbos Quest was a classic! :)
    Most of my games were on tape however so loadin was never fun. The only cartridges I had were *thinks*
    Freddys Fiendish Circus, Batman and Robocop. Ah how I loved the movie tie-ins where EVERY one was a side scrolling platformer/shooter! :D

  • #20440

    Darkblood
    Participant

    Not much has changed in the last 20 years eh !
    Fimbos Quest was a classic indeed, so too was its loading times lol
    Lucky enough i still got 2 disk drives ;) ohhh they are so much better. . Better than the tapes :D
    Hard enough to find many games tho on disk but there was the demo scene plus all those cool indie games that really were commercial but that side of the C64 was died after MIM release.

  • #20447

    bomberman
    Participant

    C64 gaming activity is not dead !!!

    Check http://www.protovision-online.de/

    They sell a few games (a 4 player Bomberman clone !!!), and there is an awesome shoot’em up using the SuperCPU (65C816 @ 20MHz, the one of the SNES), be sure to check the trailer.

    Also, two years ago, some Hungarian released a huge RPG with cinematic scenes, large world, lots of NPCs. All that need 14 disks ! Yes 14 …

    Edit:
    Man !!! This is a new trailer … Incredible… The progress is phenomenal since last year. Have a look at what can do a (slightly overcharged) C64 :)

  • #20469

    Pete
    Participant

    They sell a few games (a 4 player Bomberman clone) [/quote:f3786df3d0]

    Long before Bomberman (well, a while) there was an incredible game for the C64 called Bug bomber I think, kept me up all night and caused the dog to eat my homework manys the time

  • #20632

    stevec_havok
    Participant

    Surprised no-one mentioned this version (or did someone?):

    http://www.gadgets.co.uk/commodore-64-c64-computer-dtv-direct-to-tv-games.html

    Genius.
    Steve

  • #20634

    peter_b
    Participant

    While were talking retro. heres a link i came across recently.

    The old ibm\sega venture resulting in the so called “Teradrive”! Who ever thought that was going to take off? Although i recently saw one of them in cash converters in cork for about 60 euro.

    http://nfg.2y.net/games/teradrive/

  • #20636

    omen
    Participant

    Talking retro, did anyone else ever have one of these babies. My first computer, the Sharp MZ-700.

  • #20638

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    While were talking retro. heres a link i came across recently.

    The old ibm\sega venture resulting in the so called “Teradrive”! Who ever thought that was going to take off? Although i recently saw one of them in cash converters in cork for about 60 euro.

    [/quote:bcaf159d31]

    wow, that might be worth a bit of cash!

  • #20639

    peter_b
    Participant

  • #20640

    peter_b
    Participant

    i stand corrected. atari release one for the xe game system 2 years later

  • #20650

    maniacrobot
    Participant

    Great link :) , at last, I couldn’t remember the name of it. The Vectrex, use to have one of these. Was great you would slide in plastic asetates to change the screen colour. Canny get the pic loaded.

  • #20653

    mal
    Participant

    Speaking of old computers that had cartridge slots, have a look at this…

  • #20654

    shane_kiwi
    Participant

    I have one on my Nokia 6600. Cool.

    You can run it on lot of other Symbian Nokias too.

    http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_id=575

    Just download and install it and … err ‘find’ some C64 games … its cool. Actually its just cool to boot the thing up and look at the light blue cursor blinking in a tiny phone in your hand for hours…

  • #20657

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Just wondering how many of you C64 heads remember this beauty:

    http://users.adelphia.net/~mjonesgraphics/arkanoid.html

  • #20670

    peter_b
    Participant

    Just wondering how many of you C64 heads remember this beauty:

    http://users.adelphia.net/~mjonesgraphics/arkanoid.html[/quote:4a376a1b3d]

    dont remember it on c64 (didnt have one), although i suspect there was a clone for the x65.

    funny that game now is the “helloworld” of computer games.

  • #20672

    Pete
    Participant

    Yeah I remember it, think I had it on the original gameboy too

  • #20702

    stevec_havok
    Participant

    Just wondering how many of you C64 heads remember this beauty:

    http://users.adelphia.net/~mjonesgraphics/arkanoid.html[/quote:c5ef41e046]

    Oh yeah – although I always preferred the Music – particularly the Ocean Loader.

    Steve

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