Summary: In it's heyday the European based Commodore 64 was the king of personal computers in the United States. It had 64k memory only, which is unbelievable (some calculators have more memory now) considering how much quality programming was produced for it. Goes back to my point I always make about it's not always the machine it's the ingenuity of the programmers also.
Summary: I bought my first Commodore in 1979 and still have it. I had lots of neat games that I played on it that I still like. I wish I could figure out a way to transfer the games to my present computer. It was amazing what the developers could do with 39k free space of RAM.
Summary: The predecessor to the brilliant Amiga was definitely one of the greatest machines in history. It's games may have taken ages to load, but face it, they were DAMN ADDICTIVE! The games of today may be graphical masterpeices, but most of them just lose their appeal within a few hours of play. The games of the old C64 were amongst the most addictive ever.
Summary: There is no depth to modern games, they all look fantastic and sound fantastic because thats all they all....interactive films. Whilst you are drooling over the latest PS4 release, may I remind (or indeed inform) the modern gamer that C64 programmers had to write an entire game within approx 40k of memory! Now that is pure genius, pure innovation and pure imagination, something which is sadly lacking from the modern game.
Summary: I go a C64 for Christmas when I was 12 and soon I got fat and stayed in the house playing games. I'm over 40 now and things haven't changed much. Its hard to imagine that I spent so much of my teenage years sitting happily in front of 1 of these. The satisfaction of creating my first sprite, great times.
Summary: I very rarely write reviews, but I couldn't sit idly by and watch this MAJOR milestone of gaming history languish here with 1 star. It's an affrontment to it's legacy. Without such machines as this, computer gaming wouldn't have got to where it is today. Yes they could be messy to set up, yes the graphics aren't even close to today's standards, yes it was annoying when you got a "Tape Load Error" and yes, there are emulators that port C64 games to many different consoles...