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Moon Buggy

Based upon the classic 1982 arcade game Moon Patrol by Irem, it soon quickly arrived to our system a mere three years later near as soon after we tore off the festive wrapper off our good old grey breadbin on 1984 Christmas morning.
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Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors is a 1986 arcade game by SNK. The player takes the role of commando-like warriors named Ralf and Clark, who must try to reach the village of Ikari and rescue Colonel Cook.
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Treasure Island

Treasure Island was a computer game made in the mid-1980s, based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson…

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Auf Wiedersehen Monty

Poor, persecuted Monty Mole, who was incarcerated by the bastions of the law for borrowing coal to keep warm, has escaped and fled these pleasant isles…

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More Adventures Of Big Mac The Mad Maintenence Man

You might be forgiven for assuming you're taking on the role of a popular 3-tier double cheeseburger, but the Big Mac we have here is the name of a quite insane maintenence man who's latest mission is to shut down all 15 power vaults of an enemy power station…

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BMX Racers

BMX bicycles were all the rage back in the eighties – mag wheels, dice dust-caps,mushroom grips, trick pegs, pad sets: all these elements and many more filled me with desire and wanton lust as a boy; none of these elements existed on my own rusty blue Raleigh Burner…

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Bridgehead

Bridgehead is a sort of Green Beret clone for the C16 (with a slightly improved dedicated Plus/4 version)…

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Dork’s Dilemma?

There aren’t many C16 games that can claim to have a direct influence on a major Japanese franchise – and this isn’t one of them. But maybe, just maybe, if you squint a little, well maybe a lot, you can see a game here that could be seen as a precursor to Pikmin, with a little bit of Bomberman thrown in as well.
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Terra Cognita

Here is an excellent little budget shooter by Codemasters which is every bit as fun and no less complete as it's C64 counterpart…

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Skramble

The arcade classic 'Scramble', one of the first C16 games to emerge…

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Blagger

Blagger is a platformer very much in the style of Manic Miner, with all that pixel perfect nonsense thrown in…

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Timeslip

There's a time disturbance that's been traced to a distant planet with 3 time zones each with 12 time orbs…

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Grid Trap

There isn't that many arcade conversions for the C16/Plus4 and only a handful of them are of any high quality…

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Paramaths

Now there may be a few of you out there of a certain age that may be familiar with Mathletics

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Green Beret

This arcade coin-op needs no introduction, so onto a very brief review…

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Monkey Magic

Based on the classic japanese TV show I enjoyed watching over evening meal as a kid after school…

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Tom Thumb

If there's ever a game that could make the humble C16 feel like a TARDIS, then this is it…

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Bongo

Udo Gertz released five games on the C16, all of them head and shoulders above most of the competition…

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Petals of Doom

Gremlin Graphics always seemed to place more love and attention into their C16 games than most other software houses did for Commodore’s lost offspring – Petals of Doom is a nice illustration of their efforts with the machine at the time, and my first introduction to the Sheffield based software house…

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Reach For The Sky

Gremlin Graphics were at the forefront of C16 games development, with many exclusive releases on the system. And while their efforts were always solid, they very rarely hit pure gold on Commodore’s forgotten format. Reach for the Sky is a typical example of Gremlin’s nearly but not quite efforts.
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Ghosts ‘n Goblins

It’s 1985, and a fun (if not a little hard) arcade platformer called Ghosts ‘n Goblins makes its debut.
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Kikstart

Mastertronic again, and a simple enough premise for a game; time your dirt bikes’ jumps over a series of obstacles as you race against the clock to complete the course…

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Rockman

Ricky Rockman is his name, collecting diamonds is his aim… Well, It’s great work if you can get it.
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Punchy

Punchy was included with the Commodore 16 Starter Pack, and so will have been one of the first games played by UK C16 owners…

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Spectipede

What the auto-fire was made for…

Very similar to Minter’s ‘Matrix’, and like ‘Matrix’, heavily influenced by Atari’s ‘Centipede’, Spectipede is one of the finest C16 shooters out there…

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Voidrunner

Voidrunner, one of only four Llamasoft games released on the C16, is certainly the coolest…

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Harbour Attack

This came in one of those nice clam-shell packs from Commodore, and has three distinct sub games that link together to form the ‘Harbour Attack’ of the title…

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Yie Ar Kung Fu

Ye Ar Kung-Fu was another big licensed game from the arcades to appear on the Commodore 16…

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