2011/4/15: Commodore 64: Cauldron, Congo Bongo, Space Taxi

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2011/4/15: Commodore 64: Cauldron, Congo Bongo, Space Taxi

Postby VideoGameCritic » April 15th, 2011, 7:24 pm

Here you go - the first batch of Commodore 64 reviews.  Let the C64 critic know what you think of his work!

Bunnycorn

2011/4/15: Commodore 64: Cauldron, Congo Bongo, Space Taxi

Postby Bunnycorn » April 15th, 2011, 7:47 pm

Pretty good there.

Is it possible you could review the Commodore 64 version of Castlevania? Not right now, or even soon, but I'd like to see how it stacks up against the NES version.


X-pert74

2011/4/15: Commodore 64: Cauldron, Congo Bongo, Space Taxi

Postby X-pert74 » April 15th, 2011, 8:16 pm

Thanks for the reviews! Space Taxi sounds pretty fun

I have a question about the floppy disk icon though. I actually own a couple C64 games, though I don't have an actual computer to play them on (they belonged to my family, who I think used to own one before I was born). One of them is Congo Bongo, but I have a cartridge copy of it. Do you know if there is any difference between the two, aside from the format itself?

Lögan Ruckman™

2011/4/15: Commodore 64: Cauldron, Congo Bongo, Space Taxi

Postby Lögan Ruckman™ » April 15th, 2011, 8:21 pm

Great reviews! I know this might sound crazy as they are totally different games, but I have a theory that maybe Sega got some of it's concepts from Space Taxi.

Samael

2011/4/15: Commodore 64: Cauldron, Congo Bongo, Space Taxi

Postby Samael » April 15th, 2011, 8:25 pm

A good blend of history lesson, longplay, and documentary slice of life. Love your writing style, but the wall of text is nearly enough to set off a second cold war. Please discover spacing, and build some platforms for us so we can safely descend while reading?

Jake

2011/4/15: Commodore 64: Cauldron, Congo Bongo, Space Taxi

Postby Jake » April 15th, 2011, 10:09 pm

Never played Congo Bongo on C-64.

Space Taxi is a classic, and should probably rate around A- in my opinion... as it's much more forgiving then Gravitar on Atari 2600 but still a nice challenge. (Now share the same grade)

Space Taxi has difficulty settings for each different Taxi route... and should appeal
to any gamer, novice or advanced. Plus all the stages are very creative.

B- seems to fall sorta short to me.


Crimefighter

2011/4/15: Commodore 64: Cauldron, Congo Bongo, Space Taxi

Postby Crimefighter » April 15th, 2011, 10:45 pm

>One of them is Congo Bongo, but I have a cartridge copy of it. Do you know if there is any difference between the two, aside from the format itself?


A ROM image was probably dumped and converted to a disk format.  Just about every C64 game on cart was converted by some hacker. 

There really wasn't a good home version of Congo Bongo.

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2011/4/15: Commodore 64: Cauldron, Congo Bongo, Space Taxi

Postby DJC1 » April 16th, 2011, 12:27 am

Good group to start with.  Space Taxi was fun but I always hated the end of each level "Hey Taxi - Up Please" and you had to get through the tiny little space at the top of the screen...  What a pain.

Anyway - C64 games definitely got more advanced as the years went on and I would like to see some of the later games reviewed.


Guy

2011/4/15: Commodore 64: Cauldron, Congo Bongo, Space Taxi

Postby Guy » April 16th, 2011, 10:21 am

I agree with the Commodore 64 Congo Bongo review. Congo Bongo on the Commodore 64 is not a game that you will want in your collection.

 

The game Cauldron is a nice game to play around Halloween. I want to add this to my collection when I get a floppy drive.

 

The reviews on the Commodore 64 computer and the three software games are well written and enjoyable to reading them.

 

 

Guy



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2011/4/15: Commodore 64: Cauldron, Congo Bongo, Space Taxi

Postby VideoGameCritic » April 16th, 2011, 11:02 am

The C64 Critic just contacted me and told me there was an error - Space Taxi was meant to get an A- instead of a B-.  I made the change.


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