The greatest Commodore 64 games you can play online
Take control of Rockford and try to collect diamonds in the 16 caves laiden with myriad obstacles and dangerous creatures. If you couldn’t do it nearly 30 years ago, will you be any better at it now?
The Great Giana Sisters (1987)
If this wasn’t copyright infringement we don’t know what is. Released two years after Mario Bros, The Great Giana Sisters was almost identical in gameplay and layout – which was a great thing for Commode 64 owners everywhere. Although it was quickly removed from shelves after pressure from Nintendo. Fair enough, though – the game's tag line was a cocky, "The brothers are history."
Bubble Bobble (1986)
These bubble eating dragons allowed you to partake of 2-player platform gaming in the comfort of your futuristic eighties home. The game was often praised for being so highly addictive, as is clear from the high score set in 2006 – 6.10382 million. Think you can beat it?
Who would have thought in an era of paperboy jobs a game about a boy throwing newspapers into mail boxes would have been a winner? Commodore clearly did and cashed in with this popular title by making a version with better graphics than the ZX Spectrum game. Okay, Amiga owners could look down on C64 gamers with their flashy graphics, but it was all about the gameplay – and for its day this was great.
This popular military based game was knocked up in less than 12 hours by C64 king programmer Rob Hubbard as an arcade port. Yet it remained one of the most popular games on the C64 that you’ll remember – if not for the basic graphics, then for the SID music files it played. Listen to it here.