Commodore 64 Gamer’s Choice Award 2018 Poll [VOTING HAS CLOSED]

What a great year we’ve had within the modern era of Commodore 64 gaming with a multitude of quality releases over 2018. To celebrate the ongoing renaissance of the Commodore 64 games scene, RetroGamerNation(in conjunction with its partners RVG and VITNO) is running its inaugural C64 Gamer’s Choice Award.

You have the opportunity to vote for up to three of your personal favourite C64 games nominated as finalist for the Gamer’s Choice at the link below. Poll closes on 24 December 2018 at 11pm (CET).

** VOTING HAS CLOSED. RESULTS ANNOUNCED BEFORE NEW YEAR **

 

 

COMMODORE  64 GAMER’S CHOICE 2018 NOMINEES

Pains ‘n’ Aches
Devel by Mikael Tillander / Håkon Repstad / Hans Axelsson
Released by Psytronik Software

The team who brought you the original Knight ‘n’ Grail game are back with a new arcade adventure for the Commodore 64. The game continues the story from the original Knight ‘n’ Grail, but with a twist!  Prepare yourself for a massive arcade adventure with lots of locations to explore, puzzles to solve, exciting boss battles and clever story twists.


Steel Ranger
Devel by Lasse Oorni
Released by Psytronik Software

Persistence and continual refinement tothe underlying game engine pays off for Lasse Oorni and his team as SteelRanger provides a far more enjoyable experience than its inspirationpre-decessors (Hessian & Metal Warrior series). A great modern day 2-Dplatform/shooter with some puzzle elements that features  high productionvalues, a vast game world, smooth scrolling and steady pacing. The game’s soundtrack is worth a specialmention,  it changes from one location to another and it does a great jobof giving an epic vibe and further immerses you within the game. How does thisgame fit all on a single side floppy disk?


MAH
Devel by Simone Bevilacqua
Released by (RGCD / Protovision)

MAH is an arcade game which brings you frantic, immersive, rich, and very original gameplay. Your objective is to stop the Apocalypser’s 90 minutes countdown. You are obstructed by the ApocalypShield, a software system made of 24 security layers and numerous virtual guards. You operate a hacking tool called Peekpoker. Get ready to live and experience that will never cease to challenge and amaze you!


Sydney Hunter & The Sacred Tribe
Devel by Jean-Francois Dupuis / Andrea Schincaglia / Saul Cross
Released by CollectorVision Games

You’re Sydney Hunter, the great adventurer You’ve been exploring the Yucatán Peninsula, seeking treasures. As you traveled, you were captured in the night by a mysterious tribe. Although they claim they won’t hurt you, you are still their prisoner.


CounterWeight Kate
Devel by Alexander Martinelle
Released by Cogitare Computing

One night Kate wakes up to find that all her toys have come alive. So she dons her bike helmet and off she goes to save them all! Bounce through 12 levels, flip the right switches, and help Kate rescue 6 of her cuddly friends.


Hibernated 1: This Place Is Death
Devel by Stefan Vogt
Released by Pond Software

Have you ever dreamed about a journey far beyond the known regions of the universe? Hibernated 1: This Place is Death is the first interactive story in an epic trilogy centered around Olivia Lund, who has been sent on an interplanetary exploration mission by the Terran Alliance. After being in hypersleep for more than 200 years and with more than 800 light-years being travelled, her ship, the Polaris-7, crosses paths with a gigantic alien vessel and is captured by a tractor beam. Olivia soon finds out that this may not be her only problem. There is no communication and there are no signs of life. The extraterrestrial spacecraft just continues to drift through the cosmic void, something it seems to be doing for thousands of years now. This is a tomb in-between the stars, which Olivia has to enter to extricate herself from this interstellar trap. Io, the navigation robot of the Polaris-7, is probably her only friend now. Far away from home and surrounded by death and decay, she found the answer to one of the greatest questions of mankind. Are we alone? The answer is: yes, out here, we are more alone than ever.


Exploding Fish
Devel by Chris Stanley
Released by Megastyle

The evil Doctor Drax has been busy, dropping bombs onto the protected reefs. Take control of Diver Dougal. Dive deep, defuse bombs, avoid nasties… and watch out for alien artefacts! Collect all the encryption keys in order to access & defuse the bombs. Better watch out for the sea life though… Those creatures really hate intruders! So set sail on the – Unsinkable 2- and make the sea a safer place.


Organism
Devel by Achim Volkers / Trevor Storey / Saul Cross
Released by Psytronik Software

A sci-fi arcade action adventure game where you explore the decks of the doomed transport ship Heracles and try to find a means of escape by finding pass-keys, data disks and terminals that will give you access to other areas on the ship.  Be wary of crew-members that may have been infected by something that is lurking on the ship …  Something that you must evade or destroy at all costs!


Rocky Memphis: The Legend of Atlantis
Devel by Stuart Collier / Trevor Storey / Saul Cross
Released by Psytronik Software

Explore the ancient temple ruins on a quest to find the secret of the lost city of Atlantis!  Use all your cunning and skill to search the rooms in the temple for clues, useful objects and hidden switches.  Watch out for the deadly inhabitants of the temple including bats, scorpions and lethal booby traps.


Yoomp!64
Devel by Zbigniew Ross / MCH
Released by RGCD / Psytronik Software

A Commodore 64 port of the classic Atari XL/XE indie arcade game YOOMP!Bounce the ball through 23 three-dimensional textured tubes, collect as many points as you can and try not to fall off the edge!


Shadow Switcher
Devel by ZeHa
Released by Dr. Wuro

Shadow Switcher delivers the best quality old school arcade gaming experience with aclever character switching twist that will hook you in from the very start. 40 levels of single screen platform fun that is addictive right from the beginning thanks to its clever level designs and fluid and responsive controls. The Lazy Jones inspired electro-pop soundtrack is great and fits the game perfectly.


RodMan
Devel by Mika Keranen
Released by The Future Was 8 Bit

Guide RodMan around the maze, collecting the round purple things. Also collect the yellow diamonds because they’re bombs and can be used to blow up RodMans enemies. When moving around, avoid the things which are also moving around, as they aren’t very nice.


Portal
Devel by Jamie Fuller / Del Seymour / Roy Widding
Released by Jamie Fuller

Portal consists primarily of a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player’s character and simple objects using “the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device”, a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes. The player-character, Chell, is challenged and taunted by an artificial intelligence named GLaDOS (Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System) to complete each puzzle in the Aperture Science Enrichment Center using the portal gun with the promise of receiving cake when all the puzzles are completed.


Space Moguls
Devel by Carl-Henrik Skarstedt /
Released by Protovision

Space Moguls allows up to 4 human players to take on the role as participants in a competition that sends out players to a new planet, with minimal supplies, to see who can best take advantage of the planet’s natural resources and build the most wealth. The contestant with the great cash value and rank is determined as the winner.


Aviator Arcade II
Devel by Mark Hindsbo / Saul Cross / Thomas E Petersen
Released by RGCD / Psytronik Software

Take control of an ultra-powerful battle-copter and engage enemy forces over a variety of landscapes.  Collect power-ups along the way, you will need them for some of the boss battles that await you!  Good luck!

 

 

 

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