Tag Archives: 1985

William Wobbler, Commodore 64

Tony Crowther‘s 1985 release, William Wobbler, is somewhat controversial among critics and fans… Some love it; some hate it. Actually, let me re-phrase that: most people hate it… And (rather infamously) the leading Commodore 64 magazine of the time (Newsfield’s Zzap!64) gave it a hard time, and it pretty much sank without a trace.

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Black Thunder, Commodore 64

I’m not entirely sure what to make of Black Thunder. It is a remake of Tony Crowther‘s previous game, Suicide Express, with slightly different graphics and released a year later by a different publishing house (Quicksilva).

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Gryphon, Commodore 64

Tony Crowther‘s 1985 release through Quicksilva, Gryphon, is a much misunderstood game. Most people don’t even get past the first stage, because they don’t know what’s going on…

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Tour de France, Commodore 64

Published by Activision in 1985, Tour de France is one of the rare times in gaming history where cycling has proven to be a hit with gamers.

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Timeslip, Commodore 16/Plus4

Created by Jon Williams (the guy responsible for the Berks series), Timeslip is an interesting side-scrolling shooter with the screen split into three distinct horizontal sections.

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Baby Berks, Commodore 16/Plus4

Another Berks game, again released in 1985 and programmed by Jon Williams for CRL Group Ltd.

Baby Berks is very similar to the first Berks, only this time the Berks have become the chasing enemies, and your targets (to shoot) are the Baby Berks that hatch from eggs.

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Major Blink, Commodore 16/Plus4

The sequel to Jon Williams‘ highly-regarded Berks, Major Blink uses similar gameplay elements to Berks, but is in fact something of an Amidar clone this time around.

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Berks, Commodore 16/Plus4

Written by UK-based coder Jon Williams and published in 1985 by CRL Group Ltd., Berks is an entertaining and challenging overhead shooter with colourful graphics. In some respects it is a tribute to Berzerk, but with more going on.

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Rescue From Zylon, Commodore 16/Plus4

Written by Mark J. Moore and published by Gremlin Graphics in 1985, Rescue From Zylon I would say is one of the best games ever released for the Commodore 16.

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