C64 returns to AppStore

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by KilooJeppe, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. KilooJeppe macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009
    Hey everybody

    The day has finally come! We're very proud to announce that the Commodore 64 Application developed in coorporation between Manomio and Kiloo has finally returned to the App.Store. Apple has allowed the app. to return to all of you guys and we will now work harder than ever to secure you the best retro gaming experience in the business.

    C64 is available online on a sale right now only 2.99$ and when downloading, you'll also receive eight free games just to get you started on your trip down memory lane.

    - Original Commodore 64 game graphics and SID sound
    - Auto-save, to continue exactly where you left off
    - Realistic joystick and beautifully crafted C64 keyboard
    - Vertical and Fullscreen gaming (auto rotate for iPod users)
    - Eight classic games: Dragons Den, Le Mans, International Basketball, International Tennis, International Soccer, Jupiter Lander, Arctic Shipwreck and JackAttack.
    - A uniquely created experience from the most selling home computer of all time to your iPhone.

    We'll be expanding our game selection very soon with version 1.2 that includes Bruce Lee AND Laser Squad for free. Remember to check back here and post your suggestions to games that you think we should include. We'll then do our best to make them available to everybody.

    Download your App here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/c64/id305504539?mt=8

    Please don't hesitate to share your thoughts on the App and the general project.

    In retro we trust!

    Best wishes from Manomio and Kiloo

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  2. Pika macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2008
  3. icedmocha macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2008
    I would like to see airborne ranger, jet set willy, test drive, the duel, and so many more. Until more games are added or available for in-app purchase I'm not too interested. I hope to see more gAMes :)
  4. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007
  5. jayenh macrumors 6502a

    Nov 13, 2008
    3 classics. add Exile to the list.
  6. Luap macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2004
    Agreed. Jet Set Willy! And Manic Miner.. I think those were about the only games I played on my C64 back in the day. Hmm, Maybe a spot of Zaxon & Elite too, now that I think about it..
    I've barely heard of the games this C64 emu ships with :(
  7. Amon37 macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2008
  8. PhoneI macrumors 68000

    Mar 7, 2008
    that would be sweet.
  9. KilooJeppe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009
    Great to get some feedback

    Thanks for the feedback guys, we are constantly working on getting you the very best C64 games, Bards Tale will however be a bit difficult since Activision owns the copyrights, I don't think they are willing to share :).

    But we are closing deals all the time and gametitles available for version 1.2 includes as of now: Paradroid, Uridium, Alleykat, Kikstart 1 & 2, Druid 1 & 2, Stormlord and Cyberdroid. Most of these games will be put into bundles for you to buy(0.99-1.99$) depending on the copyright owner. However, as mentioned we are giving you the classics Bruce Lee and Laser Squad for free.

    Keep checking back for more news and don't forget to post the game title, you want the most!

    Take care

    Kiloo & Manomio
  10. Kimba macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2009
    Ventura County, California
    Cool! My C64 that I bought in June '83 was my very first home computer. :)
    I loved Jumpman! I think my favorite level was "Follow the Leader" where the bad guys made the same moves you did. :D My all-time favorite C64 game was Impossible Mission. I don't know how many hours I played that game but it was a lot. :eek:
  11. icedmocha macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2008
    Impossible Mission! Stay a while.....Staaaay forever! :D
  12. KevinM2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2009
    M.U.L.E !!!!!
    M.U.L.E !!!!!
    M.U.L.E !!!!!
    M.U.L.E !!!!!
    M.U.L.E !!!!!
    M.U.L.E !!!!!
    M.U.L.E !!!!!
    M.U.L.E !!!!!
    M.U.L.E !!!!!
  13. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
    I'm with Kevin. I bought this hoping you get MULE on it to be honest lol.

  14. KilooJeppe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009
    New titles

    Hey guys a couple of new titles, the great classic platformer Samurai Warrior will be free with version 1.2. Nebulus, a challenging puzzle game will also join the lineup as well as the sequel to Cybernoid. You can read much more about the games at Lemon.com, where you can also find all you old favourites from the C64.

    Regarding M.U.L.E. it might be a little complicated to secure the deal, since the rights are owned by EA.

    Keep checking back guys!
  15. KevinM2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2009
    More than happy to pay for M.U.L.E if that's what it takes. Would imagine that EA would look favourably on getting some (any) money for, what is ineffect for them, a dead title. Keep working on them.

    Any idea as to a date for 1.2 yet?

  16. KilooJeppe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009
    Hey Kevin

    Of course you're right and as M.U.L.E. is one of the C64 greats, we will definitely explore the possibility, version 1.2 has been submitted, so it shouldn't be long, it's in the hands of Apple now :) keep an eye out at www.manomio.com or here, as I will post you immediately when the version becomes available.

    Stay tuned!

  17. KilooJeppe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009
    Version 1.2 is here! C64 on sale 2.99$

    And Christmas started early! C64 Version 1.2 is now online, filled with new features, tweaked controls and free games. By downloading you'll receive Bruce Lee, Laser Squad and Samurai Warrior for free, while you can shop for old classics in our more games feature. Currently, Apple has approved Nebulus, Alleykat, Uridium, Paradroid and Stormlord. However, a bunch of other titles will follow as soon as they are submitted and approved.

    What does 1.2 feature? Well, besides the huge expansion of the games catalogue and the ability to buy games in-app, we've also made a couple of other additions and adjustments. The controls have been updated, so now you can choose which side you want the joystick to be placed. We've also added the ability to place the joystick as an icon, this way you'll get visual feedback during landscape mode. Furthermore, you no longer have to press and hold left to move left, you can just press around the left side of the joystick.
    What else? Well, a great big part of the C64 was cheatcodes and we've made a cool little feature to help you finally beat that level in Paradroid. If the game has a trainer icon, you can flip on invincibility, infinite time or unlimited ammo, it all depends on the game.

    Get the app here and now, as we are making an End of Year Sale, C64 is just 2.99$:

    From here on we'll continue to improve the C64, getting you a steady flow of new games all the time.

    If you have any suggestions, feedback or just want to pad us on the back, please do so :)

    Happy holidays everybody from Manomio and Kiloo

  18. KilooJeppe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009
  19. KilooJeppe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009
  20. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2009
    In a Van Down By The River! Metro Detroit!
    what a cool retro app!!
    hmmmm now i don't think it was on my c64 it might have been on my a2600....

    Pitfall !!!! :D

    cool retro football game (remember the green w/red LEDs): LED football2
    they also have the white one (if i remember the white one you couldn't reverse the player you could only go forward)....LOL amazing how far we've come!!
  21. philMBP macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2007
    Where did Bruce Lee go??

    If I can make a suggestion... mark previously purchased/downloaded titles as such.

    Oh and, Epyx games! (Summer games, Winter Games etc.) Anything by Epyx was cool ;)
  22. KilooJeppe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2009
    More info

    Thanks for the kind words. It's actually 11 free games with the purchase of Commodore 64, so it is an even better deal :)

    We are currently solving the issue with Bruce Lee. He will be back to kick ass ASAP.

    A new version featuring OpenFeint, achievements and online leader boards has been submitted and will soon be available through AppStore, you can find more info here: http://manomio.com/index.php/blog/Let_the_world_championship_begin

    @PhilMBP: Great suggestion, we are looking into it and will add it in a future update. Securing a deal for the Epyx games are top priority, they were among the best on the C64.
  23. philMBP macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2007
    Thanks Kiloo. Keep up the good work. <thumbs up>

    Drooling at thought of playing Epyx Winter Games on my iPhone...
  24. globalist macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2009
    Some more suggestions:

    Great Gianna Sisters
    IK+ (you know you have this ready since you showed it in one of the youtube videos :) )
    Exploding Fist
    Wizard of Wor

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