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Dion

Dion

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Dion

#2

Dion commented on Top 10 C64 games wanted on the Virtual Console:

Bristol Red, I remember Action Biker fondly too. Completed it with my Dad. The objects on the building site and rollercoaster were the most evil... the number of times we fell off! For £1.99 it was a terrific game. The Spectrum version was completely different, much like Dan Dare (another great C64 game).

Dion

#4

Dion commented on Top 10 C64 games wanted on the Virtual Console:

Out of interest, I checked the scores each game received in Zzap 64 (a highly respected C64 magazine, at least in Britain).

1. Paradroid - 97% (issue 7).
2. Wizball - 96% (issue 27).
3. Bruce Lee - 92% (re-release - issue 40).
4. Split Personalities - 93% (issue 17).
5. Boulderdash Construction Kit - 97% (issue 20).
6. Spy vs Spy II: The Island Caper - 92% (issue 6).
7. Who Dares Wins II - 90% (issue 8).
8. Defender of the Crown - 94% (issue 28).
9. Kikstart II - 86% (issue 29).
10. Head over Heels - 98% (issue 28).

http://www.zzap64.co.uk/cgi-bin/zzapbible.pl

Dion

#5

Dion commented on Top 10 C64 games wanted on the Virtual Console:

tnk4god - I stated in the first paragraph "All of these choices are influenced by games that I loved at the time". How can I love a game that I've never played? You've made it clear that you don't agree with the list, and that's fine. I'm sure the games you want to see on the VC have equal merit.

Dion

#6

Dion commented on Top 10 C64 games wanted on the Virtual Console:

A couple of points:

1. As a UK C64 owner in the eighties, I only had access to cassette based games, the same as the majority of us. The disk drive, and therefore the disk games, had a substantially higher user base in the USA (if you don't believe me, check out the "On the Edge: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore" book).

2. The list reflects my own personal thoughts, it's not meant to represent anybody else's feelings. Lots of the games mentioned in the comments are equally worthy of inclusion, but the ten I picked (which was no easy task!) mean a lot to me.

Dion

#7

Dion commented on Top 10 C64 games wanted on the Virtual Console:

Thanks guys. IK+ is superb - I'm resisting purchasing IK because I'm waiting for IK+ to appear! I found Elite a bit slow on the 8-bit systems (shame on me), but loved it on the Atari ST.

Creatures 2 is another great game, but one that I missed out on at the time and only experienced through the joys of emulation. Nice choices though Kelvin, many of which I would purchase on the VC in a shot!

I know Last Ninja 2 is also well loved. I had the first game on the C64, completed it, and never touched it again. For this reason I didn't play the sequels, but maybe it's about time I did!

Dion

#8

Dion commented on California Games:

Thanks Dazza. :) We share the same favourite events, although I was always better at Foot Bag than BMX (I invariably had that one SERIOUS crash!).

As to sponsor, I'm afraid I just picked one at random - it didn't mean the same to me as the countries from previous instalments.