Wasteland is a sprawling Role-Playing Game that could be said to be a prototype of a Fallout game, as it carries many of the traits seen in those type of games.
It was originally released on the Apple II in 1986, then later converted to the Commodore 64 and PC MS-DOS in 1988. Windows, Mac OS X and Linux versions followed later.
Wasteland is a difficult game to get up and running on the Commodore 64 as you have to make your own play disks before starting, and there are so many bugs and exploits in the game that it is easy to make a mistake. But it is worth the hassle because the C64 version has the best graphics and gameplay of all the versions, in my opinion.
Getting a foothold in the game is difficult, and using a walkthrough may be prudent, but perseverance reaps its rewards because Wasteland is full of surprises.
If you’re careful and know what you’re doing, Wasteland opens up to become a fascinating post apocalyptic role-playing game that is well worth playing and experiencing, even now.
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Title screen for Wasteland on the Commodore 64.
The Scav hits Snake Vargas for 4 damage, before biting the dust himself.
Exploring dangerous caverns.
Checking Hell Razor’s current skill levels.
Near the cemetery.
“We have learned that the password into the courthouse is MUERTE.”
The Outlaw runs away. Chicken.
Attacked by Slicerdicers and Sniperdroids.
Robot wars on the streets of Las Vegas.
Attacked from all sides, followed by a memorable battle.
Beating opponents leaves behind random loot bags.
Thrasher’s weapon jammed in front of the Gunmen! Covenant and Metal Maniac evade!
“Do not enter, electric torture room.”
Buying a Kevlar Suit and a Nato Assault Rifle.
A crossroads in Las Vegas. A heavily-defended crossroads at that!
Something buried here.
Taking on the gangster Faran Brygo.
Down into the radioactive pit…
They’re all chanting: “Nuke ’em ’til they glow, and shoot ’em in the dark.”
Found a lab to build a robot.
Found another city in the far north east on the world map!
Wasteland’s Re-Animator style humour.
In Wasteland, many doors open.
Climbing up slippery slopes late in the game.
Using a rope to cross a gap.