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C64 games you wish would have a mobile port

08-20-2014, 10:34 AM
#1
C64 games you wish would have a mobile port

There's a bunch of games I really liked playing on C64 back in the day. Wizard Of Wor (super gameplay and music). Out Run (awesome music). Ghostbsters. River Raid. Load Runner ...

But there's one C64 game I'd really like to play on my iPhone. Aztec challenge.
The gameplay is really simple, but there's something about the whole package (the looks, the story, the music/sfx) that makes the game special for me (nostalgia is an important factor here also, of course ).
Ever played that game?

You have any C64 titles of your own you think would fit the touchscreen well?
08-20-2014, 11:15 AM
#2
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Originally Posted by jerrnej View Post
There's a bunch of games I really liked playing on C64 back in the day. Wizard Of Wor (super gameplay and music). Out Run (awesome music). Ghostbsters. River Raid. Load Runner ...
River Raid has been on the appstore at least twice.

All of these have been loadable in C64 emulators (non-JB) and Wizard of War and Out Run loaded in iMame when it was avaliable.

Music for all of these can be listened to in Modizer (C64 and arcade versions)

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08-20-2014, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
River Raid has been on the appstore at least twice.

All of these have been loadable in C64 emulators (non-JB) and Wizard of War and Out Run loaded in iMame when it was avaliable.

Music for all of these can be listened to in Modizer (C64 and arcade versions)
Are these still available? Can't find any in the Appstore ..
08-20-2014, 12:57 PM
#4
anything with a rob hubbard soundtrack, but I still love Minter, Braybrook (Paradroid, Uridium and Gribbly's Day Out especially), and I always had a soft spot for Tony Crowther (potty pigeon, suicide express, william wobbler etc).
Always thought Mercenary would translate well to iOS.
i did love my old commodore 64 and as your man says above they can pretty much all be emulated well on the iPad on a jb or non-jb device.
08-21-2014, 02:26 AM
#5
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Well dont throw stones at me but i admit i'm a Speccy man

But its great you can add your own games to Spectaculator or the C64 app. As for River Raid the best version has to be the Atari 2600 which you can buy via the Activision Anthology app.

Out Run for me runs like a dog on Gridlee (MAME) on my iphone 4s. Shame as its one of my favourites. But the 'remake' Final Freeway (1 and 2) are excellent homages to it

I did actually enjoy the Ultima IV C64 app which was free and released a while back by Elite but due to their 'behaviour' i think that apps been pulled.

But iOS is a great platform for retro gaming, i'm jailbroken so i have all the emulators and do enjoy playing various retro classics from the 80's whenever i want
08-21-2014, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by jerrnej View Post
There's a bunch of games I really liked playing on C64 back in the day. Wizard Of Wor (super gameplay and music). Out Run (awesome music). Ghostbsters. River Raid. Load Runner ...

But there's one C64 game I'd really like to play on my iPhone. Aztec challenge.
The gameplay is really simple, but there's something about the whole package (the looks, the story, the music/sfx) that makes the game special for me (nostalgia is an important factor here also, of course ).
Ever played that game?

You have any C64 titles of your own you think would fit the touchscreen well?
Aztec Challenge beat me about the head and the face as a child. IIRC, it even scared me lol.
08-21-2014, 02:45 AM
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One game that helped define survival horror and scared me ****less-Project Firestart.


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08-21-2014, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Greyskull View Post
Aztec Challenge beat me about the head and the face as a child. IIRC, it even scared me lol.
True that! The SFX could be quite scary
08-21-2014, 09:09 AM
#9
C64 ports.. Ohh far far too many to list them all, but a few off the top of my head:-

Elite
EOS
Rescue on Fractalus
Hero
Bruce Lee
Wizball
Impossible Mission
Ghostbusters
Ultima IV and V
Paradroid
Neuromancer
Racing Destruction Set

And anything by Microprose

Last iOS game I bought: 6/1/15
08-21-2014, 11:02 AM
#10
There are loads of C64 (and Spectrum as well) games that I adore. But as I am one of those people who can't work touchscreen gamepad buttons at all, only a few of them would work for me on an iDevice. They would have to be slower paced games that suit choosing and tapping over even the most forgiving joystick/action (such as Mercenary).

With that in mind, my first choice would be Alter Ego. Which, as it so happens, is available already. Which is nice. After that, I'd go for Little Computer People, Portal and the two Adrian Mole text adventures.