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Commodore 64 Titles Join Wii's Virtual Console

Zonk posted more than 7 years ago | from the you-grandpa's-videogames dept.

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TechDock writes "Gamasutra reports that several Commodore 64 games will be emulated on the Wii's virtual console." From the article: "Although no specific titles were named, the only indications so far are of titles from now defunct U.S. developer Epyx, maker of the likes of Impossible Mission and the Summer/Winter/World/California Games series. Best known for their work on the 8-bit Commodore 64 home computer, Epyx also designed the prototype Lynx console for Atari as well as several of its games." I'm thinking we need Ghostbusters, Defenders of the Crown, Maniac Mansion, and (of course) Boulder Dash.

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197 comments

M.U.L.E. (3, Insightful)

jennis (21675) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251359)

You can't leave this game off the wish-list of games to port.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.U.L.E [wikipedia.org]

Re:M.U.L.E. (1)

revlayle (964221) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251381)

MULE would be awsome for the Wii (if EA bothers to let it happen), as it has 4 controllers and MULE is great with 4 players!

Re:M.U.L.E. (1)

jest3r (458429) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251511)

Actually an update to M.U.L.E with better graphics, online gameplay, a little more depth on resource types and land usage and NO CHANGE to the audio would be pretty good.

Re:M.U.L.E. (1)

revlayle (964221) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251549)

I would have no problems with updated graphics. However, adding more gameplay elements to an already damn-near perfectly balanced cutthroat game would have to be extensively playtested, IMNSHO.

Re:M.U.L.E. (1)

El Gigante de Justic (994299) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251563)

There's a mess of other E.A. programs for C64 that would be great to see in addition to M.U.L.E. Especially the Adventure Construction Set and the Racing Destruction Set. One can only hope.

Re:M.U.L.E. (1)

revlayle (964221) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251609)

Archon, Wasteland (if the whole swapping floppies thing could be eliminated), Bard's Tale Games, and (not EA, however) the AD&D Gold Box games.

However, getting a nice integrated version of DOSBox for the Wii (one where the emulator and game and config is preset for each game download) could also open up a whole slew of classic DOS games too (like the PC versions of the AD&D Gold Box games, Wasteland, etc...)!

Re:M.U.L.E. (1)

Daedone (981031) | more than 7 years ago | (#16254835)

I'm pretty sure the whole floppy thing has been worked out in the last 20 years...

Re:M.U.L.E. (1)

Ucklak (755284) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252335)

One game that comes to mind that was unique at the time was Mail Order Monsters.

Game play sucked because of loading times, 2 minutes of loading for 30 seconds of game play followed by another 1 minute of post round then repeat.
All the virtually limitless combinations, my favorite was the squid with the grav gun or the lion bear with beast fu.

Also, don't forget Archon and Adept.

Re:M.U.L.E. (3, Funny)

Original Replica (908688) | more than 7 years ago | (#16254037)

If Mail Order Monsters was rereleased as an online game would it be MOMMMORG? Where can I buy one?

Re:M.U.L.E. (1)

CaseyB (1105) | more than 7 years ago | (#16254901)

And combat too!

(Mod: -1 Sad, Because it's the actual goddamn reason that M.U.L.E. wasn't remade by Dani Bunten in the '90s. Some EA fucktard wanted to add guns, and she wouldn't let them.)

I'm in earworm HELL! Thanks a lot! (1)

krell (896769) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251545)

I figure I'll get that Mule music out of my head sometime tomorrow morning.

Re:I'm in earworm HELL! Thanks a lot! (1)

bobdehnhardt (18286) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252577)

Two friends and I learned that music well enough to sing it, each of us on a part. To this day, all one of us has to do is start the drum beat, and we can launch into it.

Hmmm.... If you'll excuse me, I have a conference call to make.

Re:M.U.L.E. (1)

VJ42 (860241) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251613)

For some reason, the top of my list (i.e. the first game into my head) came Joust, followed by Miner 2049er. Both of which I played on my Atari, as opposed to the C64, but I kow that they were available for the C64.

Re:M.U.L.E. (1)

DaveM753 (844913) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251983)

If you happen to own a Mac, get Power64 emulator for the Mac. Then head on over to www.c64.com.

(There are also C64 emulators for Windows, buy why would you want to dirty the goodness of Commodore?)

Re:M.U.L.E. (2, Informative)

CronoCloud (590650) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253199)

Port the C64 version? MULE was released for the NES.

Re:M.U.L.E. (1)

Tyger (126248) | more than 7 years ago | (#16254505)

Hardly a "port" either way. Both the NES and the C64 used the 65xx chip. Which is probably why C64 was easy to add to the lineup. Just need to tweak 6502 to make it 6510, and add SID and VIC support.

Either way, the NES version wasn't as good as the C64 version. (I had them both.) But apparently the original Atari version was even better than the C64 version.

Re:M.U.L.E. (1)

CronoCloud (590650) | more than 7 years ago | (#16254573)

Everyone says the Atari 400/800 version was the best, but MULE Is one game that I've never played. I know, gamer sacrilege.

Re:M.U.L.E. (2, Funny)

simcop2387 (703011) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253387)

I vote for that and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potty_Pigeon">P otty Pigeon!</a> one of my all time favorites ever, what more can you ask than pooping on cars from above!

That's funny, cause I wuz thinking (1)

maynard (3337) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251365)

Ultima III

Re:That's funny, cause I wuz thinking (1)

RingDev (879105) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251513)

Oh man, if they bring U3 over my wife is going to demand that we buy one.

-Rick

Re:That's funny, cause I wuz thinking (5, Funny)

01101101 (869973) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251567)

Oh man, if they bring U3 over my wife is going to demand that we buy one.

Your wife is cool.

Re:That's funny, cause I wuz thinking (1)

maynard (3337) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251627)

I still remember the music track from the Atari 800 version. What a great game.

Re:That's funny, cause I wuz thinking (1)

HellSpawnCometh (835045) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252813)

I was thinking something even more old-school than that...

LOAD "Phantasie" ,8 ,1

I don't know if any of the rest of you remember or have ever even heard of this game, but I for one would love to be able to pull a Godsword, or even a Godknife off of zeus again!

Spell #8 ftw!!!

and if they can port these games without simulating the actual C64 load-times, that'd be awesome... that was the one painful thing about playing them, waiting for it to load the game, or load a new area off the 5 1/4" floppy disk... I feel bad for the people that had to load their games off cassette tapes...

Re:That's funny, cause I wuz thinking (1)

Qzukk (229616) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253131)

Haha Phantasie! I never managed to beat that back when I had a C64, or on an emulator now, I'd always ended up lost somewhere. My cousin would spend hours creating characters just to find a party of people that could swim (the hard way). Heavily ripped off LOTR, what with the rings, the wandering dark knights, and "JRR Trollkin" in there.

Wow (1)

caffeinatedOnline (926067) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251387)

My first major introduction to computer games was on a C64. Sure, I played cartridge games on the Vic-20, but some of my most fond memories of gaming come from the C-64. Already owning a 360, I was going to put off buying another system for a few years till they dropped in price. Now, I might be in live for the Wii when it ships. Does anyone remember the ninja game for the C-64, the one where you would find different weapons laying around, angle view playing, little black ninja, etc.etc?

Re:Wow (1)

revlayle (964221) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251461)

The Last Ninja series... by good ol' System3?

Re:Wow (1)

caffeinatedOnline (926067) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251669)

That's it... The Last Ninja... ah, memories of many a late night spent playing that game. Thank you!

c64? (1)

DocBoss (956304) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252809)

What is a commodore 64?

Re:c64? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16253891)

Yeah! It was The Last Ninja :)
Still playe it on the PSP

little computer people (1)

grapeape (137008) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251397)

They have to get Little Computer People, The Sims has nothing on that classic :) Above all I would love to see Miner 2049'er and Attack of the Mutant Camels. I love old school gaming but can only take Nostalgia in small doses, howerver the price is ok and the kids will get a laugh out of seeing what daddy played when he was their age.

Re:little computer people (1)

kinglink (195330) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252023)

Miner 2049!!! VGA only please :)

Oh man now that was a great game... I only ever beat it once, but probably played it about a hundred times. Great game.

Re:little computer people (1)

Ucklak (755284) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252403)

One of the cool things about the port for the Atari ST was when the dude played his piano and you had your MIDI compatible device hooked up to the onboard MIDI ports, the music he played channeled through.
I remember leaving the computer on, eating dinner and hearing The Entertainer on my keyboard.

worst. idea. ever. (5, Funny)

poot_rootbeer (188613) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251439)


The Wii is gonna be soooo failure...!!! I mean, really, who wants to have to draw out LOAD "*",8,1 in the air with that lame remote all the time???

Re:worst. idea. ever. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16251561)

ROFLMAO.... oh, how I wish I had mod points for you. Someone, please give this a mod up.

Re:worst. idea. ever. (2, Funny)

ZoneManSPW (126640) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252935)

Maybe the Wii controller will have
a slot where you can put a fastload
cartridge in it, for a 2 key shortcut
to LOAD "*",8,1

Re:worst. idea. ever. (1)

CronoCloud (590650) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253213)

No no no, JiffyDos emulation is what you want.

A few "wish list" titles.... (2, Informative)

Zab UvWxy (694326) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251441)

I echo a previous poster's vote for M.U.L.E. The article also mentioned the Impossible Mission titles (I much preferred the first).

I'd also like to see Forbidden Forest, the Jumpman series, and the Apshai games.

And of course.... ADVANCE OF THE MEGA-CAMELS!!!!!

Re:A few "wish list" titles.... (1)

great throwdini (118430) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252993)

I'd also like to see Forbidden Forest, the Jumpman series, and the Apshai games.

Thumbs up to Forbidden Forest, but of the Apshai titles, I'd only look forward to Gateway to Apshai. The remainder of Apshai titles were RPGs with excruciating controls and limited appeal IMO, even in the age of the C64.

Re:A few "wish list" titles.... (1)

EasyT (749945) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253329)

Throwing my own hat into the "wish list" thread, I'd really love to see Load Runner. Please, god.

Re:A few "wish list" titles.... (1)

clem (5683) | more than 7 years ago | (#16254149)

I'm hoping for Interplay's adaptation of William Gibson's Neuromancer. Loved the cyberspace battles.

Re:A few "wish list" titles.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16254339)

You mean Attack of the Mutant Camels, don't you? And here's a vote for Aztec's Challenge!

Each Announcement (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16251477)

Every one of the virtual console announcements, on it's own, seems reasonably unimpressive but as time goes on I become more and more impressed with the system. When it was first announced as a NES/SNES/N64 emulator I thought that it was alright but nothing to write home about; after the Sega Master System/Genesis and Turbo-Graphics 16 announcment I was starting to get excited. With the C64 (and one would hope Colleco/Atari/Intellivision) announcments it seems like Nintendo is actually trying to bring the most retro-gaming together on one platform.

Re:Each Announcement (1)

MikeFM (12491) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253803)

Really the backward support of old games is probably the most interesting thing about the Wii. They should really buy up all the old games wholesale and make them available for free on the Wii. Everything from Intellivision to Playstation. Heck, throw in older PC game support. If all this was available for free on the Wii I'd definitely buy one and if I owned one I'd buy new games for it.

I'm hoping for Zork.

Other C64 classics (1)

El Gigante de Justic (994299) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251485)

I only have some vague memories of playing on my older brothers C64, but I'd like to see the following:

Axe of Rage
Jumpman
Jet Set Willy
Mail-Order Monsters
The Last Ninja
and of course Forbidden Forest

A lot of the best C64 RPGs were already released on NES, so maybe we'll just see the NES versions of those.

Re:Other C64 classics (1)

Bieeanda (961632) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251919)

God, yes. I'd love to see some of the classic EA titles like Mail Order Monsters (made by the same folks behind Star Control and the Ur-Quan Masters!), Racing Destruction Set (whose internal track construction system was designed with a joystick/controller in mind) and Realm of Impossibility. Save your MORPHs, tracks or progress through the Thirteen Dungeons to your Wii's non-volatile RAM, transfer them to friends over the 'net, and... oh, god. I think I just had a retrogasm.

Re:Other C64 classics (1)

bensode (203634) | more than 7 years ago | (#16254673)

Maybe http://www.lemon64.com/ [lemon64.com] will spark a few memories.

This has nearly EVERYTHING you want to know. Scans of original packaging, game manuals ... used to have all the roms too but I think that stopped a long time ago because of law suits.

Maniac Mansion? (0)

The MAZZTer (911996) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251507)

It was ported to the NES too, and IMO is the best looking out of the versions I've seen (which would be just NES and PC).

Re:Maniac Mansion? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16252059)

Grab an Amiga emulator and check out it's version of Maniac Masion.

I found it to be rather fine.

Ugh. (1)

eddy (18759) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252795)

Ah, yes. The NES version which was famously [crockford.com] RAPED by Nintendo's stupid censorship rules.

Almost makes me not want to support Nintendo, still.

please oh please have Delta (1)

not a cylon (1003138) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251539)

I loved that game, and the music. I still have the theme stuck in my head til this very day.

(Apparently I'm not the only one who does, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqJoImNTs8I [youtube.com] )

Virtual console (1)

the_brobdingnagian (917699) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251541)

When i look at the Wii site now, I see 4 systems supported as virtual console. About a month ago I could have sworn there where at least six systems on the same page. I should have saved the page.

Good roundup of Epyx games (4, Informative)

OakDragon (885217) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251591)

A good roundup of Epyx games can be found here [arcor.de] . Lots of screenshots, ratings, and scans of old ads. (Not my site, but this topic reminded me of it.)

Re:Good roundup of Epyx games (1)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253153)

Lunar Outpost!!! No Zytrons In Range!

That's all I have to say about that.

Stay awhile... (1)

brunes69 (86786) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251601)

...stay FOREVER!!!!!!

Those words still run a chill down my spine.

Serioursly though, this is AWESOME!

Re:Stay awhile... (1)

Ucklak (755284) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252523)

You know, that opening was pretty damn fantastic but the let down was the end when all he says "no, no, NOOOO" and you see his big head.

Ghostbusters was the other speaking game at the time.

Re:Stay awhile... (1)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253313)

C-64 had a lot of speaking games. There was a Barbie game that talked, for instance. There was a shooter called "Psychastria" (or something similar) that said "Tough luck, dummy" when you died. Or something like that, it was hard to make out.

Re:Stay awhile... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16253021)

Oh yeah. That was an awesome Boris Karloff impressions they got for Evil Dr. Elvin Atombender. Impossible missions had both one of the best openings and the best endings of the 8-bit era, IMO. In an era of "GAME OVER" and "Start over from the beginning, only harder!" the ending of IM was short, but oh so perfect!

defender of the crown (1)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251663)

Defender of the Crown was ported to the GBA a few years ago. [gamespot.com]

Re:defender of the crown (1)

sqlrob (173498) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253357)

It's also out on PS2

Games I'd like to see (1)

DrWily (660114) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251665)

I remember playing Ghost Chasers and that was fun. I second Jumpman, Defender of the Crown, and Little Computer People! Also one that I never saw good on any console but great in the arcade was STUN Runner. That would make an awesome use of the Wiimote!

This is like the best news ever (1)

clu76 (620823) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251685)

I always thought that c64 games on the wii virtual console would be awesome. Though I never thought it would actually happen. Games I want:

Alice in Wonderland
Below the Root
Jumpman
Beach Head
Montezuma's Revenge
Labyrinth
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mind Benders

Re:This is like the best news ever (1)

regular_gonzalez (926606) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251941)

Good list. I'd add The Seven Cities of Gold, GI Joe (awesome multiplayer game), and Realms of Impossibility.

Re:This is like the best news ever (1)

coop247 (974899) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253257)

You would think playing old games would be fun, but sadly it is very disappointing. I know it looks fun. I remember playing C64/A2600/NES games and they were great at the time. I bought two different "classic" game compilations for the PSP and after about 5 minutes you realize that the great game you remember is unfortunately quite repetetive and boring compared to what you are used to.

Wizball!! (1)

deadryk (576748) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251729)

Mornin'

I can imagine playing "Wizball" with the Wii remote. All the spinning and fine motor control would do nasty things to my carpal tunnel, and I would love it!! Two player would be a must, not sure how you would control CAT otherwise.

And of course... Tounge of the Fat Man (Mondu's Fight Palace), tis a classic.

- Nothin Fancy.

C64 titles - oh yes! (3, Interesting)

skurk (78980) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251741)

Two words: Bloody. Brilliant.

Just when I thought the Wii couldn't get any more attractive, they come up with this. This cute, affordable console just gets more attractive for every day that goes by. Just check out the preview videos of some of its titles [google.com] .

..And ofcourse, the reason to choose Wii over PS3 [google.com] . I mean, hey - who wouldn't? :)

Seriously though, all we need now is a free (or affordable) devkit and we've got ourselves a wi(i)nner.

I can't wait. I'm getting one the minute it hits the shelves.

Just one, please (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16251867)

Elite.

I know there was a port for it back in the NES days, but that was the first title that turned my c64 into a beige-and-brown crack dealer.

Bring over Elite and everything else would be just gravy.

Re:C64 titles - oh yes! (1, Interesting)

CronoCloud (590650) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253251)

Ummm PS3 + Linux + VICE = any C64 application you want including keyboard intensive games. Same goes for the PS2.

Games copyright, (1)

mnmn (145599) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251845)

Shouldnt all the Atari games' copyright be over by now? If thats true, we can see a cheap single DVD with the emulation and all C64 and Atari 2600 games ever produced.

If it hasnt expired, can an expert here give us a year?

Re:Games copyright, (1)

maynard (3337) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251967)

See the wikipedia entry on US copyright law [wikipedia.org] :

The length of the copyright term within the United States was extended by the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act which made the copyright term the life of the author plus 70 years for works created after January 1, 1978. In the case of a work of corporate authorship (also known as "Work for Hire") the term will be 95 years from the date of first publication or 120 years from the date of creation, whichever expires first. This legislation was challenged in court and affirmed by the US Supreme Court in the landmark copyright decision, Eldred v. Ashcroft (2003), in which the Supreme Court agreed that the length of the copyright term (ie, during which the copyright holder has a monopoly on its exploitation) could be extended by Congress after the original act of creation and beginning of the copyright term, as long as the extension itself was limited instead of perpetual. The duration of U.S. copyright for works created before 1978 is a complex matter; however, works published before 1923 are all in the public domain.

Based on this, if one assumes 1980-1990 as the baseline for most ATARI games, they should fall out of copyright into the public domain sometime around 2200 - 2210. Yup, seriously.

Re:Games copyright, (1)

maynard (3337) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252003)

Need a coffee! (and preview) That's 2100 - 2110.

Re:Games copyright, (1)

johnsmith_12345 (921258) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252171)

That makes all the diffrence in the world....
  I was shocked but now I am going to wait it out....

Re:Games copyright, (1)

maynard (3337) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252295)

Better be first in line for them life-extension drugs!

Life plus works against you too (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253915)

Better be first in line for them life-extension drugs!

If the author gets the same drugs, the copyright will be extended just the same amount of time.

Re:Games copyright, (1)

Surt (22457) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252565)

Indeed, and no doubt it will be extended again before then to protect the mouse indefinitely.

Copyright laws have completely failed the people in their intended purpose to both reward creators AND bring new material into the public domain.

Re:Games copyright, (1)

Ucklak (755284) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252673)

You can fit all of the games for the Atari 2600 on a CD (or a couple of floppies).
Hello, just market a thumbdrive with all the games on it including the emulator.

Best news evah! (1)

Frag-A-Muffin (5490) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251851)

I can't wait. I hope Space Taxi makes the cut. One of the best games ever :) I've been trying to make a clone of it, but it keeps getting pushed to the back burner. Oh, and Archon too. I'd be super impressed if I could play Archon with a buddy over WifiConnection!

Re:Best news evah! (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251979)

Amen to that. Space Taxi and Archon are the two finest C64 games ever. IMO, anyway. But especially space taxi. Then again, Thrust would be a nice addition as well.

Re:Best news evah! (1)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252409)

I hope Space Taxi makes the cut. I've been trying to make a clone of it, but it keeps getting pushed to the back burner.

How about an officially sanctioned sequal [twilightgames.com] ?

Re:Best news evah! (1)

Frag-A-Muffin (5490) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252731)


How about an officially sanctioned sequal?

Heh, very nice. Looks so 3D though ;) I just might give it a shot. The most important part would be the voices though. Nothing compares to the "Hey Taxi, Pad 4 Please" on the C64 :)

The only thing that would be better (1)

regular_gonzalez (926606) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251891)

If they can get the rights to emulate Atari 2600 games and enable online multiplayer for Warlords, the Wii would easily be my favoritest console ever.

Ahh, the good old days..... (1)

petera76 (920339) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251893)

What about Paradroid, Turrican (1 and 2) and IK+. I spent far too many hours playing these games as a kid.

So what if Nintendo are going as much for the retro crown as the traditional fanboys? They seem to have figured that trying to follow Sony and MS is not for them and decided to go down their own path and kudos to them I say.

M.A.M.E. and all the other emulators out there are good, but it's still not as good (or nostalgic)as plugging it into your TV.

Maybe someone will bringout a Wii compatable Quickfire joystick?

Paradroid (2, Informative)

David Rolfe (38) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253995)

Paradroid is an absolute classic (and the first game I ever bought on diskette). The "battle for control" of other droids brains is one of the most fun action-puzzles I've ever played. The smooth scrolling 'hi-res' graphics were a class above at the time. And finally, one of the robots you could take over was a Dalek in all but name! Mmmm Daleks. The control felt great, the tension and challenge are also superb -- this is from back when games weren't soothingly easy. And the flavor and illustration of the wide variety of droids is also fun.

Everyone else, if you haven't played Paradroid, find it and run it under emulation (or download it for Wii if it ever makes it). It's definitely one of those games that has aged well and is still both challenging and fun.

Or... try one of these remakes for some flavor:
http://freedroid.sourceforge.net/ [sourceforge.net]
http://www.jpct.net/paradroidz/paradroidz.html [jpct.net]
http://www.paradroid.ovine.net/ [ovine.net]

Karateka (1)

incest (622529) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251915)

I dunno about you guys, but Karateka has a warm place in my heart even after all these years. I'd love to play it again.

And as long as I'm dreaming, Lord British will rise from his grave or his hole or his whatever and make a solo RPG with a great story and a lot of ethical decision-making, just like he used to.

Oooooooooh, and I always loved Moon Patrol. I played that until I broke the cartridge.

Re:Karateka (1)

DaveM753 (844913) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252077)

Oh yeah....Karateka was fun! I still remember the first time I beat that bastard eagle. That was a banner day for me. :-)

Great Giana Sisters (1)

petteri_666 (745343) | more than 7 years ago | (#16251943)

Nice news. I still somehow doubt that the greatest C64 game of all time Great Giana Sisters [wikipedia.org] will appear on Wii ;)

Yie-Ar Kung Fu! (1)

Kman_xth (529883) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252117)

The only game that asked me to turn off the disk drive after loading (?!), and never wanting to turn it on again was Yie-Ar Kung Fu! A primarily melee 2d fighter, where you could jump insanely high to get away from your opponent. Although it's not from epyx (Konami I think), I'd gladly give some wii points for it.

WASTELAND! ULTIMA! (1)

losman (840619) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252259)

Ultima (all versions!)
Wasteland
Times of Lore


I'm getting the Wii regardless but I'm crossing my fingers for these!

ARCHON!!!!! (1)

crotherm (160925) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252277)


Archon [wikipedia.org] is a MUST.

Re:ARCHON!!!!! (1)

El Gigante de Justic (994299) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253105)

Archon would be pretty sweet, but it seems more likely they would just port the NES version of it. Probably the same for M.U.L.E. and Ultima 3-5, but it would be cool to see both options available.

Here's hoping we can use USB Keyboards (2, Interesting)

Daimando (842740) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252411)

That way, it will feel more like using a Commodore 64 when we download the games.

Really neato! (-1, Flamebait)

RiskyChris (999242) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252553)

What kind of chip does the Wii have, a Dorito?

Xmen: Madness in Murderworld (1)

LoverOfJoy (820058) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252605)

That's what I want! Along with all those other Paragon software games that involved superheroes.

Viva Epyx! (2, Insightful)

Xaroth (67516) | more than 7 years ago | (#16252921)

On the one hand, I desparately want to say things like "Woohoo! Jumpman, here I come!". On the other hand, I'm totally sure that Nintendo is lurking around internet forums looking for which games to port. I can just imagine the conversation:

Nintendo Secret Ops Agent Alpha: "Oh! Some random person on the internet just said that Jumpman must be ported!"
Nintendo Project Lead: "That's great! We'll get right on it!"
Nintendo Secret Ops Agent Alpha: "...oh, wait. Someone else on the internet says that game sucks."
Nintendo Project Lead: "Nevermind, then. Cancel the programming team."

Pool of Radiance (1)

ectal (949842) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253295)

I'm going to cross my fingers and hope that the C64 thing catches on and moves beyond Epyx. Having Pool of Radiance, the Bard's Tale series, Wasteland, and--this one will never happen--Alternate Reality remixed for the Wii would be incredible. And let's add in Bluetooth keyboard support.

Oh, C64 nostalgia... I've tried emulators, and they just don't do it for me. But somehow C64 games on the Wii sounds good. I can't explain that.

(As fond as the memories are, we can probably skip BASIC and GEOS, as hilarious as they'd be.)

Cauldron!! (1)

suparjerk (784861) | more than 7 years ago | (#16253529)

And Cauldron II.

M.U.L.E. and Jumpman of course.

Below the Root, BC's Quest For Tires/Grog's Revenge, the Beach Head series, Heart of Africa (and Seven Cities of Gold), Spy vs. Spy 1 and 2, Parallax would all be pretty awesome too.

Amiga (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16254083)

If we're getting C64 games then I hope we'll get some Amiga games too.

Syndicate, ThemePark, Cannon Fodder, SWOS, Populous, Simon the Sorcerer... Great Giana Sisters?

This just keeps on getting better... (1)

ciw42 (820892) | more than 7 years ago | (#16254091)

Lets hope they make plenty of these available - Mayhem In Monsterland, Creatures II, Paradroid, Sanxion (they'll need to somehow make sure you can hear the loading music), Wizball, Apple Cider Spider, Archon, Thunderbirds (the original Firebird one), Monty On The Run, Ghostbusters, Impossible Mission, IK+, Sentinel, Spy vs Spy (the Island one), H.E.R.O., Aztec Challenge and Thrust. I'd buy them all, and presumably they'll only be a few GBP each too.

Think I've just gone from my plan of picking up a Wii when I'm in my local Game and can just grab it from the shelf, to pre-ordering.

What About Zork (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16254105)

I'm suprised nobody mentioned Zork 1 thru 3.

Great! Now... (1)

writermike (57327) | more than 7 years ago | (#16254211)

Now let's bring in games from the following:

Atari 2600
Bally Astrocade
Vectrex (simulated, of course)
Intellivision
Atari St
Amiga
MSX
Odyessy
Neo Geo
Sega Master System

And while you're at it, why not throw a PS-1 and PS2 in there. Go ahead, they won't mind.

But, please, please! No CD-i. I don't care how possible it is. It's just not right. No one should ever seen that ... thing ... again.
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