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Which was the best and greatest VIC-20 Games ever made?

Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:58 am

Which was the best and greatest VIC-20 Games ever made? :D
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Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:38 am

Omega Race.
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Only remember two games!

Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:32 am

Vic20 was our first computer when I was a kid. I only remember the name of one game. Came on a cassette - Young Arthur's Quest. I think that's what it was called. It was a text adventure. I loved those things! Still do!

I do remember playing another game. No clue what it was called. My Dad use to go to this computer club/class/something and they would type in the program for whatever they were doing that week. I never went with him, so really don't know how it all worked. Only thing I was ever able to do was make a word or sentence print on the screen and have it repeat!

Anyway, you were a worm or caterpillar or something, I vaguely remember the body being a line of filled in circles. You moved around the screen eating something....apples maybe? Anyway, one color would be good, another color was bad (don't remember what happened!). I do remember we had our Vic20 hooked up to a B&W TV, so that made the game VERY challenging! One time my Dad hooked it up to our color TV and we actually could see what we were suppose to eat. So fun!

I am sure there were other games I played, but those two are the only ones I can remember!
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Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:41 am

I remember a few games from a company called Nufekop (poke FUN backwards). Never could copy them even though they were just load and run from tape. Only when we tried a tape to tape stereo deck did it work :)

Vikman stands out as one of them, oh the days of 22 characters across.
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Gorf. Definitely Gorf!
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Re: Which was the best and greatest VIC-20 Games ever made?

Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:57 am

I know this is a very old thread. But to me, I've always had a soft spot for Omega Race. But It's a tossup between that and Gorf for me... Although Jelly Monsters was also a pretty good Pac-Man clone
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Re: Which was the best and greatest VIC-20 Games ever made?

Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:26 pm

Matrix and Gridrunner by Jeff Minter
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:19 am

Donkey Kong.
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Re: Which was the best and greatest VIC-20 Games ever made?

Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:30 pm

thats a difficult choice 8)


I would Say Gorf and Cylon Zapp :P

But.... many more ! aarrghh :roll:
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Re: Which was the best and greatest VIC-20 Games ever made?

Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:34 am

There are some good ones... When I was a kid I had Omega Race, Miner 2049er, and Demon Attack. These games all had smooth animation unlike a lot of the choppy ones.
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Re: Which was the best and greatest VIC-20 Games ever made?

Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:09 pm

The following games have provided me with entertainment for 34 years ;-)

16k Star Defence by Anirog / Kingsoft
8/16k Laser Zone - Llamasoft
3.5k Gridrunner - Llamasoft
8/16k Hell Gate - Llamasoft
3.5k Metagalactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time - Llamasoft
3.5k Abductor - Llamasoft
6.5k or 8/16k Myriad - Rabbit
Cart Choplifter - Tom Griner
Cart Jelly Monsters - Commodore
Cart Omega Race - Commodore
Cart Gorf - Commodore
3.5k Escape MCP - Rabbit
16k ACE - Air Combat Emulator - Cascade
8k/16k Jetpac - Ultimate
8k/16k Lunar Rescue - Rabbit
8k/16k Skyhawk - Quicksilva
3.5k Frantic - Imagine
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Re: Which was the best and greatest VIC-20 Games ever made?

Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:26 am

Jelly Monsters, GORF, pretty much any of Jeff Minter's stuff on the VIC (I generally prefer his VIC and Atari 8-bit stuff to his C64 stuff) Star Battle (great Galaxian clone written by the late, great Satoru Iwata), Defender, Most of Scott Adams' text adventures...AdeventureLand holds a place in my heart as it was the first VIC-20 cart that I owned)

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