Total Recall was a fantastic movie, and so of course it got turned into a generic platform action game.
Posts Tagged ‘C64’
Boy, I sure do miss the thirties. All the men wore hats, and there were all sorts of shenanigans and bally-hoo and tomfollery to be had.
How great was The Untouchables game though! So many cool game styles on offer, and each one was done with a lovely level of polish. Yeah, you should go play it!
Poor ol’ Mr. Heli just can’t catch a break (but I guess he’ll catch a cold).
I liked playing Mr. Heli a lot! It was a cute little shmup, and I liked the adorable vehicle designs, and the way you had to destroy the environment to get money and access to shops. The comic was originally going to be about how much of a hassle it was to go to the shops to get some milk, but that would have required lots of drawing and you guys know how I feel about effort.
Mr. Heli also had homing missiles, which as we all know are just the absolute best thing to have in any video game. I’d like a video game with JUST homing missiles. Like, you play AS a homing missile and you fire out other homing missiles at other homing missiles that would be neat someone get the boss of videogames on the phone let’s do a deal.
Things I want to do when I go to New York City:
Buy a hot dog from those street vendors while talking to someone else about anything that is not hot dogs.
Watch a baseball game, I don’t even like baseball but I know I’ll be fiercely angry about whoever loses because the ref was bliiiind.
Find a dead body in Central Park.
Basically what I’m saying is I watch too much Law And Order.
Fun fact: The NES version of this was mostly coded by Gary Liddon, ex-Zzap! 64 reviewer and future CRACKDOWN whiz so how awesome is that.
OK, shameful admission time: As a kid I was never really into Transformers. I knew they were cool, and I had friends who had dozens of the damn things, but I dunno they just never grabbed me the way, say, He-Man did. I thought the little hologram stickers that you had to rub to reveal were pretty cool!
I loved this game to bits on the old Atari 2600 – the game just felt like it was incredibly huge, and there was so much to explore. It’s one of the first games that had a map you had to memorise, and there were secrets galore waiting to be discovered. Heck, I saw a map of the game a few months ago and was astounded to discover there was a room I didn’t already know about!
But I never could understand why Pitfall Harry couldn’t just jump over Roland the Rat near the beginning, that always felt cheap.
I really don’t have anything to say about Miner 2049’er. It’s an old video game! I make comics about old video games from time to time. For some reason I have a copy of this for the original Game Boy, and I liked it! That’s as much as I know about Miner 2049’er tune in next time folks.
I’m sorry please forgive me.
Anyway! I really loved Gyruss. It was a cool arcade game, with that big dome monitor thingy? And I really enjoyed playing it on the humble Commodore 64 of course. I think there was a cartridge version early on in the C64’s life that I borrowed somehow and wow, was it nice to play cartridge games on a machine that had gotten me used to waiting 20-40 minutes for a game to load.
This was one of the first games people could play on the Commodore 64:
Of course, legend has it that this game was named in honour of Commodore CEO Jack Tramiel, and I’m amazed he didn’t just fire everyone involved.
I honestly couldn’t think of a game as generic and bland as Karnov, but some of you people requested it, and I think you’re all loony for it!
How good would a convention be where you could get autographs of your favourite gaming icons though. I’d pay good money to get Wizball’s autograph, which would be something special, particularly since balls don’t have hands.