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Originally released in late 1982, the Commodore 64 is probably one of the best known 8-bit computers. It survived commercially until the mid 1990's and is another machine that has been pushed way past what it's designers originally intended on the graphics and sound fronts.

Commodore 64 Reviews
Bloo's Magic Trip

An updated homage to Commodore's Jack Attack with some surreal touches.

 Jason & Paul added 09/08/2004  score 6 
Cascade

Well this is a load of balls... and Protovision want you to tidy them up in this ball-popping puzzler!

 Andy & Jason added 19/01/2004  score 6 
Grid Zone

Fancy a fast-paced race to grab gems whilst avoiding the nasties and falling into oblivion?

 Mark & Jason added 09/08/2004  score 6 
Racked Off

G'day! Here's some high-speed mayhem from TND, cobbers. No cliched Australians, though...

 Doug & Gordon added 01/10/2007  score 6 
Teradyne Warrior

Fire up the spaceship and blast off into the wibbly regions of space to blow the heck out of stuff!

 Andy & Gordon added 01/11/2008  score 5 
Grid Zone Remix

Another dose of fast-paced gem grabbing, obvlivion avoiding action from TND and Cronosoft.

 Shaun B. & Frank added 01/07/2007  score 4 
Spork 64

The spork... not just a multi-purpose eating utensil but a deadly weapon to boot!

 Jason & Scott added 24/12/2005  score 4 
Super Cobra

A spot of airborne antics over second World War Germany with an assault helicopter.

 Jason added 21/11/2010  score 4 
Washout

Collecting diamonds has always been dangerous, but is far worse in a little boat!

 Andy & Jason added 20/05/2004  score 4 
Cavelon64

Here are Oldschool Gaming we like to spend our weekends releasing balloons into caves... oh, look!

 Andy & Jason added 01/08/2008  score 3 
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Resources
[OSG] The Hex Files

Oldschool Gaming's own machine code programming tutorials for the C64.

C64 Codebase Wiki

A rapidly expanding repository for large amounts of C64 demo and game programming knowledge.

Gamebase 64

As close to a definitive collection of C64 games as anyone has managed to put together.

Developers
Arkanix Labs

Currently working on the vast Crimson Twilight and Cartograph map editor.

Cosine

Multi-platform game, tool and demonstration developers since the mid 1980's.

Covert BitOps

Home to several excellent games and tools, as well as "rants" about programming aimed at more advanced coders.

Jon Wells

Prolific 1990's C64 developer and SEUCK mod king, responsible for the Sideways SEUCK.

Publishers
Cronosoft

UK-based purveyors of fine software on tape and disk for several 8-bit formats.

Protovision

Games, utilities, and expansion hardware for both stock and enhanced C64.

Psytronik

Distributors of the superb Knight 'n' Grail for the C64 and other 8-bit fare.

RGCD

Cartridge publishers and the people behind the yearly 16K cartridge competition.

Emulators
CCS64

A very good Windows-based (as well as some legacy support on older versions) emulator.

VICE

A powerful multi-platform emulation suite that covers all of the Commodore 8-bits.

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