(Wii Virtual Console / Commodore 64)

Impossible Mission (Wii Virtual Console / Commodore 64)

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During the past three days, key military computer installations of every major world power have reported security failures. In each case, someone gained access to a primary missile attack computer. Only one person is capable of computer tampering on this scale - Professor Elvin Atombender.

Using a fortune he amassed by raiding the computer systems of various financial institutions, Professor Elvin Atombender constructed a vast, underground stronghold packed with computer equipment. There, in seclusion, Elvin spent four years working to breach the security of military computer installations around the world. As you know, he has succeeded.

Our computer estimates that he will break the launch codes and trigger a missile attack that will destroy the world in exactly six hours. This is the amount of time you will have to complete you mission.

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Posted by Kelvin Green

During the past three days, key military computer installations of every major world power have reported security failures.

Impossible Mission is highly regarded as one of the classic Commodore 64 titles, particularly impressive given that it was one of the earliest games released for the system. The considerable success of the game led to numerous ports and sequels, including...

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KhaoShar

#2

KhaoShar said:

I remember this, too. I also remember never really knowing what to do because like every other game we had, this was a copy without any manual ^^o (I think the only 'original' game ever to hit our floppy was Zak McKracken- great advature, wanna see it again!!).

Still it was great, save the fact that this scream of death (it's in the video) used to wear on my nerves simlpy because I got to hear it way to often...

BTW: what genre would you think this game is? Is it a platformer? Or is the searching/combining of passwords-element enough to call it an adventure ?°_°? ?

Jesse_Blue

#4

Jesse_Blue said:

I played IP II on C-64 and only had a brief look at this one. Seemed even more difficult than I to me. Animations were pretty smooth for 8bit and yeah it's hard to determine the genre for this one; more of platformer than anything else to me but it definitely has this exploring factor.

Charco

#5

Charco said:

Never played this one. Animation is great for an 8bit title. Reminds me of an early version of Flashback.

DarrenSW

#9

DarrenSW said:

What happened to the Wii version of this? There were a few box mockups at online retailers (and a UK £14 price tag), then it was rumoured to be a WiiWare title, then... nothing. Anybody know?

Tides_of_Chaos

#10

Tides_of_Chaos said:

Wow, the digitized speech is really erm..........something. (but definitely impressive for the time) I might get this if it comes to the US.

President_Leever

#11

President_Leever said:

Damn repetitive and frustrating, but its a cool concept. I guess it inspired some great titles like PoP and Flashback.

Kelvin

#13

Kelvin said:

Knuckles-san, don't go expecting it to be identical to Flashback, but you can definitely see the influence Impossible Mission had on the later game.

timp29

#14

timp29 said:

Was this the first ever game with digitised speech?? I rememeber the first time I played this the speech blew me away. Pretty much in a similar fashion to when the sound blaster card came out and i played my first pc game (prince of persia) without pc speaker.

All in all however, (and when it comes to c64 I probably say this alot) The Last Ninja kicked this game's ass. Mission impossible was certainly one of the better c64 games and in its day was a 4/5, but now I would give it a 3. PS Flashback kills this game, I could just watch the cut scenes on flashback all day (just like soul reaver :P)

DrakeStaff

#15

Drake said:

DarrenSW, the Wii version (And a DS version) was released. However, there was almost no info or anything on it, so it went kind of under the radar...

DrakeStaff

#17

Drake said:

Basically, you need to search all objects in every room until you've got 36 puzzle pieces. Then flip and turn and change the colours of them so you can create 9 full squares (With some little holes here and there which are meant to be secret code) by overlaying the pictures. If you can't figure it out, call the HQ and ask them to flip the currently two selected pictures on the left to the correct position. You can do that for all pictures, there's no limited amount of calls. Then it's just a case of smart thinking really. After completing all 9 puzzles you need to enter the blue door you saw in one of the rooms earlier.

captain-banana

#20

captain-banana said:

this game has a time limit to complete it by? that is so stolen from majoras mask!! lol

seriously it must be good if clones are still being made for wii and ds

sailingtheseaoffools

#21

sailingtheseaoffools said:

There is a DS and Wii retail release of this game. Both classic and remade are on the same release.

The DS version you can get from gamestops for 9.99.

Kurachi

#23

Kurachi said:

this game is really old, my birthyear too :P
my dad played it a lot on C64, and i tried it too, but was no game for me, cuz i was very young when i tried, lol
i think no other version beats it, cuz this is the real one and is almost the same as Impossible Mission II, but has some different styles, and nr 2 was the last one i played

i might aswell try this one for real
i hope more C64 games will be here, cuz theres 1 i dont remember its name, which i played, had fruit in it, was arcade and had to pick up the fruit to make an exit to next level, i loved it but cant remember the name :O

i'll see after SoM :D

Caster8

#24

Caster8 said:

I loves this game back in the early 90's but damn its so hard to complete if fact its so solid i gave up in the end not enuf hours in the day!!!!

SNK

#25

SNK said:

my vile mate above used to have this game and i had impossible mission 2

Kurachi

#27

Kurachi said:

i have been thinking about it, and i will buy and try to complete, like my father tried, and did lot of the game
at least 1 game from C64 i cant forget :) same to my father, he never forgets this and when we talk about them, he always mentions this one :D
so lets see how much i changed in those years

cheetahman91

#28

cheetahman91 said:

I tried playing this game, but just couldn't get into it. This'll probably be the next C64 game to hit NA.

Boman

#29

Boman said:

I grew up playing this game (and Lazy Jones)
never actually finished it though.
DESTROY HIM MY ROBOTS !!!

atariman

#31

atariman said:

I love Impossible mission! :D

I played it on the Nintendo DS, I didn't get it at first :l

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