Thread: Need Help Remembering 80s Computer Games

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    • 3 years 10 months ago
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    Hi, I figured I'd ask in the forums here if anyone can help me identify 2 video games I used to play in the mid to late 80s. I thought they were for Commodore 64 but now I am not so sure... but I do know they were computer games.

    One I originally though was Commando, but I have looked up the C64 Commando and it's just like the NES and arcade versions, however the "Commando" type of game I played was not that. But it still did have elements of Commando. It scrolled up and you still shot enemies while walking upward. BUT it was slower moving than Commando, way less enemies, and even the bullets seem to move slower, and you could easily avoid them... whereas the enemies had a harder time. And I don't remember there being music playing during levels, but you still heard the sound effects of the bullets and getting hit, but it was subtle sounds. And there were trees and such that would block the bullets and that's all I can really remember. Any ideas?

    And the other one was similar to Elevator action, except it was more side scrolling... and also more escalators and less elevators. I remember mainly you could go left or right up and down escalators and the levels didn't stay on the same screen... you kept moving from screen to screen shooting bad guys on the platforms and escalators. Again, any ideas?

    For years I thought these were just different versions of Commando and Elevator Action on C64, but when I looked them they were not! Please help! Thanks =)
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      • 3 years 8 months ago
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      What other computers did you own/have access to at the time, that you might have played these on?

      One thing to keep in mind is that many computers (like the c64) were full of clones of "real" games. It's entirely possible that what you played was some commando clone on c64.
      signature*WARNING: The above post may be highly opinionated, read at your own risk.

      Gee Caspah, you're a twicky one!
        • 3 years 6 months ago
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        Impossible Mission would be the elevator action game

        For the commando clone either:
        Star soldier
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          • 2 years 10 months ago
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          Completely forgot to check back here for replies! Thanks a lot for the responses but the youtube links posted are not the games I am thinking of. I'm guessing they were what Drahken said, clones of the real games... but the thing about that is they were more advanced it seemed like, like longer levels and not so fast moving. And I played these games at a relatives house so I'm not even sure what type of computer these were played on! It may not have been C64 now that I think back. A year later and I still can't figure it out!! lol, will have to keep searching.
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            • 2 years 9 months ago
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            I know it doesn't scroll up, but could the Commando style game be Green Beret?

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              • 2 years 8 months ago
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              Nope that's not it either. It still looked like Commando even though it wasn't. Ugh, it's driving me crazy! Been still searching!

              Quote by TheWizard241
              I know it doesn't scroll up, but could the Commando style game be Green Beret?

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