There’s no doubting that I will always hold a special place in my heart for Street Fighter Alpha 2 but Street Fighter Alpha 3 is pretty dang great too. The PlayStation 1 version was great fun back in the day, and had tons of neat extra features like that wonderful world tour mode. They ported that to the PSP and I really enjoy playing it on the Vita for that portable Street Fighter fix, even though Ryu always felt just that little bit off in this sequel. But still, my policy of always having Street Fighter no more than five metres away from me has never served me wrong.
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I remember getting this game as a review copy and just staring at the monolith of a manual for what seems like ages. To this day I have no idea how this game is meant to be played. Considering I had about three hours to play the game and write the review (oh yeah, we didn’t spend a lot of time on these things back then, and I don’t think much has changed since) I don’t think I plumbed its depths.
But still, Star Wars! And people still update the game today. I love that kind of devotion.
This is a game where you play a schoolgirl that pulls fish out of the water and stuffs them in her backpack.
The comic kind of wrote itself.
Man oh MAN Double Dragon 2 was so much better that the original…on the C64 that is, to be honest a wet sack of cat vomit would have been better, but this was a lot of fun. Big characters, nice environments, and a solid feel of violence and that’s all that 14 year olds care about.
Mercenary was the No Man’s Sky of the C64 in many ways – a free roaming 3D game that was really more about exploring the vast unknown rather than shooting or getting into madcap adventures – and that’s why I loved it. Even though the cities in Targ were hilariously simple, it was a thrill to be able to just wander around them at your own pace and discover new things every time you played. It also had a ton of atmosphere, with the different factions competing for your help, and while I never got that far into this game (a lot of it went waaaaay over my head) I still remember my time as a Mercenary very fondly.
(And yeah I liked No Man’s Sky, come at me)
This was made before George Michael died and now I feel bad about it but deep in my heart I want a Wham! reunion more than anything really.
Anyway! Fantasy Zone! I really didn’t know what this game was meant to be when I first played it, and 25 years later I’m still not entirely sure. It’s a weird shooter and I’m sure it blew people’s brains on console but I grew up playing Jeff Minter games on the C64 so weird wasn’t a new thing.
It’s very pretty and colourful though, so that’s nice, and I think more games should look like this! I have recently been playing it on 3DS and it’s fun but also stupidly hard. I am too old for hard games!
I made this comic to celebrate the long-lost Daffy Duck Commodore 64 game being found after 25 years! The gang at Games That Weren’t do an absolutely incredible job of finding and restoring games that never made it to the store shelves for one reason or another, and Daffy Duck was their biggest find yet.
Thankfully it was worth the wait, as Daffy Duck is a solid and entertaining puzzle platformer. We reviewed it in Reset 64 #8 in full, but the tl;dr version is that if it came out when it was meant to it would have been heralded as one of the best games of the era.
Give it a try!
(This comic originally ran in Reset 64 magazine over a year ago! Go check them out and read about all the latest Commodore 64 news!)
Take it from me folks, it really is that easy to be a big shot game designer!
Parasol Stars is a very cute and very colourful platform game that follows on from Bubble Bobble and Rainbow Islands. While it’s not as well known as those two, since it was developed for the PC Engine, it really is worth a go.
A C64 version was planned but the programmer’s wife got mad one night and destroyed the development disks. GAH! Source control, learn to love it 🙂
Not a great premise but you get to play with Bat-gadgets and fight The Penguin and it just feels very Batmanish. That’s a word now. And I love how the screens look like comic book panels, that’s a nice touch.
(I still think Batman is kinda silly though)
Dino Eggs is one of my fave games on the C64. It’s got a simple mechanic, it’s presented well and it slowly builds upon its core concepts at a well crafted pace. Plus, the plot is suitably bananas which to me is a vital ingredient to any video game.
GREAT NEWS! The game’s original developer, David Schroeder, has brought Dino Eggs back for Dino Eggs Rebirth! And it’s absolutely fantastic! I highly recommend it, it’s still got its original zany charm but now there are LOTS MORE EGGS. Way more dino eggy goodness for everyone!
(This comic was a bonus extra for my beloved Patreon supporters that I posted over a year ago – become a supporter for only $1 a month to get lots of behind the scenes goodies and bonus comics!)