24 April 2007

O Commodore, My Commodore!

Most of my readers either won't remember or won't want to remember the Commodore 64, but some of us, way back when dinosaurs were turning into oil, spent more hours on it than we would care to admit. Oh, the sophistication! The graphical detail! The luxury of having to type LOAD "*.*", 8,1 every time you wanted to run a programme! (On the other hand, your computer served you rather than you endlessly serving, and servicing, it.) I won't even begin to bore you by explaining how many hours I spent playing Qix, Ghostbusters, Bruce Lee, Alter Ego and Defender of the Crown; or how I turned the entire Spanish Main Dutch in Pirates!; nor even how I eventually and heroically-- to my friends at the time, anyway-- disproved the titular claim of Impossible Mission. ("Stay a while! Stay forever!!!" It's also where most of us learnt the word "cormorant.") At long last, however, those of you brave, bored or nostalgic enough can finally play some of those warped blasts and blast-em-ups from the past, collected for your retrogressive satisfaction here. Then tell me how much time you spend waste on all that antiquated silliness. ;-) Providing, of course, you can get the games to work....

3 comments:

zelda said...

i'm old enough to remember!

nic said...

oh wow, I spent a lot of time on the C64, my favorites were: Spy Hunter, Ghostbusters, Rags to Riches and there was some military one (ARMY??) the background music was that Colonel Bogey March tune and most of the time I drove my jeeps into some big chasm (ok, my memory is starting to fade)...

I have to go do something non-nerdy now.

Davyth said...

I remember playing Cat and Mouse and Space Taxi, though I had to contend against my own dad for time on my Commodore 64.

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