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Commodore 64: a visual compendium, celebrates one the most popular home computers of all time. It takes you on a journey through the C64’s varied and colourful gaming library. Starting in 1982 with early releases like Jupiter Lander and Beach Head, we travel forward through the decades.
The 1980s saw an array of amazing titles such as Dropzone, Impossible Mission, Elite, Mercenary, Uridium, The Last Ninja… the C64 played host to an incredible array of genres, from shoot ’em ups to puzzlers, racing games to arcade adventures to games that still defy categorisation (The Sentinel, anyone?).
By the time the 1990s rolled around, talented coders were making the machine do things the original hardware designers didn’t think were possible: games like Turrican, Creatures and Lemmings showed that there was life left in the old CPU yet.
And even when Commodore went bust and the computer was no longer being manufactured, the games still kept coming. So the book pays homage to the developers that kept the system alive, featuring games that were completed and released a decade after the last boxed C64 left the high street.
Commodore 64: a visual compendium features well over 100 titles, represented by beautiful in-game shots or loading screens, plus a gallery of artwork by legendary ZZAP!64 artist Oliver Frey. Also included are a series of features, including profiles of key Britsoft developers, interviews with famous C64 artists, a look back at the demo scene, plus a showcase of unreleased titles and the new games being released more than 20 years after the last machine rolled off Commodore’s production line.
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After getting the Amiga version, I had to pick up the C64 book too, and haven't been disappointed at all!
Lots of games, lots of interviews, lots of awesome pictures. What else could you want?
I really enjoyed this book after having funded every visual compendium from the NES onwards. There's a lot of colorful pictures, a lot of things said about the games, and a lot of games for the Commodore 64 are in here. It's amazing what is in this book that carried over to the other ones. I can't wait to get all the books in the visual compendium collection!
I was so excited to see that this book existed and waited patiently for the second printing, and boy was it worth it. The book is of the highest quality. It was one thing to read it in the PDF format but when I got the book I was blown away by the quality of it. At first the cost seemed expensive but I figured its a small company and a niche product, but every penny was worth it. Bitmap know who they are selling to and make sure to meet expectations. And speaking of those expectations, so often I buy collectors items to have them haphazardly shipped loose in a box. I was very nervous when my book arrived and the outer bag was torn....only to find that was layer 1 of 3 of packaging! The book was in perfect condition. The level of care for what they do goes all the way to packaging!