commodore plus/4

  1. Feature Twenty Great Commodore Plus/4 Home-brew games

    The Commodore Plus/4 didn’t get a great deal of love in its day. Most game publishers just made games for its 16K sister, the Commodore 16. The Plus/4 had a whopping 64K but barely anyone took advantage of it. Times have changed and now lots of clever coders have made some awesome games that...
  2. Feature The Scariest moments in 8-bit Microcomputer games

    Resident Evil was supposed to be scary. My heart skipped a beat when zombie dogs crashed through a window. Likewise, when playing the original Tomb Raider, that T-Rex scared the absolute crap out of me. But I’d had games scare me senseless for a lot longer than that… We present, in chronological...
  3. Interview Interview with Icicle Works programmer Doug Turner, plus new Plus/4 game!

    If you had a Commodore Plus/4 then you probably played Icicle Works at some point. It was created by young programmer, Doug Turner, who also went on to make a handful of other games (Fingers Malone, Prospector Pete). Turner is about to launch his first Plus/4 game in nearly 35 years: A sequel to...
  4. Retropie Tutorial Adding Commodore Plus/4 emulators, YAPE and VICE, to RetroPie

    One day, my dad decided we were going to get a new computer. At this point we had a Commodore VIC-20, but it was getting a bit long in the tooth, and for some reason half the games weren’t working any more. So off we go to the shops. Would we be getting a Commodore 64 or ZX Spectrum like my...
  5. News New multi-platform text-adventure, The Curse of Rabenstein, out now

    Commodore Plus/4 Version The Curse of Rabenstein is a new horror text adventure from Stefan Vogt. The game is available on multiple formats: Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, ZX Spectrum Next, Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS and should you wish, ‘modern PC’. Vogt has previously...
  6. Feature Ashtrays, Bread bins and Toastracks: A guide to retro computing slang (updated 28 Jan)

    Like most hobbies, Retro Computing comes with its own set of slang, and fan-created nicknames for products. Sometimes they are affectionate, sometimes derogatory – but one things for sure, if you’re new to the hobby you will have no idea what people are talking about! This document is a...
  7. Feature Mastertronic Cassette Colour Codes

    As you might guess from the spelling of colour in the title, I’m from the UK. And in the UK in the eighties only the rich kids had microcomputers with disk drives. The rest of us made-do with cassette tapes. And if you collected computer cassette tapes then there is no way you wouldn’t have...
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