The greatest Commodore 64 games you can play online
Impossible Mission (1984)
TV series title copyright-baiting aside, this was original for a side-scroller. It was hailed for the amazing fluid animation of its main character, a feat that had never been seen before. Combine that with brilliant puzzle elements and this was one of the best original C64 games ever made.
Maniac Mansion (1987)
This was Lucasfilm Games' first effort – and it blew us away. This adventure title won our hearts with its graphics, cut scenes, animation and humour. Can you handle the B-movie and horror flick clichés without laughing? There was even a TV series created by Eugene Levy (Jim’s dad from American Pie) in 1990 that lasted three seasons.
Mega Apocalypse (1987)
Blast ‘em up action from Mad Planets creator Rob Hubbard. Rob's name was synonymous with great soundtracks and Mega Apocalypse wasn't short of music to go with the brilliant swirling starfield effects. Alright, nowadays it looks a bit naff – but back then it was mind-blowing.
Spy Hunter (1983)
Not only did you get to drive around in a cool car – before being able to reach the pedals in a real one – it could also fire rockets. Take out enemy spies while racing around the clear – if not particularly detailed – surroundings. Ideal for junior Roger Moores.
Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins (1986)
It’s an arcade conversion, sure, but what a great one. Even with the 16-bit graphics in this picture our palms are sweaty with goblin fear. Can you make it through all 7 levels of this Dark Ages frightfest?