Parallax, Commodore 64

First released by Ocean Software in 1986, Parallax is a wild overhead shooter from legendary UK gamedev company Sensible Software.

It is arguably best known for two pieces of Commodore 64 music than the game itself – both of which were composed by Martin Galway and both of which are regarded as stunning and influential. Still to this day.

The game behind Parallax is mildly interesting, if not a challenge…

Basically: piloting your ship to certain platforms to then land, get out – run to the nearest open building and rescue scientists, who will then help you gain access to the enemy grid via Kards.

Getting anywhere requires intense concentration and some luck. Or you could just enjoy the lovely loading or high score music…

It is worth noting that – at a time when conversions to all the different systems was all the rage for Ocean SoftwareParallax only ever appered on the Commodore 64. Maybe everyone realised that – underneath it all – it just wasn’t worth it without those tunes…

More: Parallax on Wikipedia

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