- Main article: Hunter
Hunter may sound like a very generic kind of name for a video game, but the game Hunter which was released for the Amiga way back in 1991 is actually a game that as well as being a great deal of fun was actually pretty cutting edge for its time. It may be hard to imagine now, but back in 1991 people just drooled over screenshots of Hunter in various magazines.
International Karate +
- Main article: International Karate +
International Karate + or as it is more commonly known IK+ is a 1987 Commodore 64 game released by System 3. The game is a sequel to the 1985 game which was simply titled International Karate (and was featured in the Jean-Claude Van Damme movie Bloodsport) International Karate + is regarded as one of the best fighting games on the Commodore 64. An interesting bit of trivia about this game is that in the USA the game is known by the name Chop N' Drop.
- Main article: Netherworld
Netherworld is a great arcade style shooter that was first released on the Commodore 64 way back in 1988. This is scrolling shoot em up action at its very best, but for some reason it is not held in as high regard as many of the other classic Commodore 64 shooters. Netherworld is a game that is very easy to track down and it is a game that I will say right away needs to be in any shooter fans collection.
- Main article: Painterboy
I am sure that at a glance many people are thinking the title of this game Painterboy is a simple typo and the game we are going to be talking about is the classic Paperboy. Well while Paperboy is a great game. What we are actually talking about today is a very interesting and unusual Commodore 64 game from Finland.
- Main article: RahaRuhtinas
RahaRuhtinas, the first commercially published Finnish game for the Commodore 64 deserves its place in the Finnish gaming history. Book publishing company Amersoft published the game in 1984. Programmed by Simo Ojaniemi, the game is about venturing around a maze, trying to collect the highest score possible.
Slicks 'n' Slide
- Main article: Slicks 'n' Slide
Anyone in their twenties or thirties can remember a classic childhood game from the Windows 3.1 and DOS-computers era called Slicks 'n' Slide. The first version of this famous shareware game was published in 1993. The fact that we’re still talking about the game after 22 years is a testament to how successful the game was.
Uuno Turhapuro muuttaa maalle
- Main article: Uuno Turhapuro muuttaa maalle
Uuno Turhapuro muuttaa maalle (Uuno Turhapuro Moves to the Country) is one of the most interesting games that was released on the Commodore 64 back in the 1980's. First of all it was the first licensed video game based on a Finnish movie, and it was also the first commercially successful game in Finland, so it does have a very quirky and special place in video game history.
- Main article: Amersoft
Amersoft was a part of multi-industry Amer concern, and became known as a book publisher as well as a game publisher. The company published a dozen or so games for Commodore computers, out of which the most well known one was Uuno Turhapuro muuttaa maalle which was based on a movie by the same name. Afrikan Tähti (The Star of Africa), published in 1985, was the first domestic licensed game and RahaRuhtinas was the first commercial Commodore 64 game.
- Main article: Manu Pärssinen
Manu Pärssinen is known for websites Pelikonepeijoonit and V2.fi, and his most well known game is VecSports Boxing that he made for the Vectrex game console. The game was published by Good Deal Games in 2002.
- Main article: Stavros Fasoulas
Stavros Fasoulas was one of the most well-known game developers for the Commodore 64. He’s remembered by Sanxion, Delta, and Quedex, which were published by the British company Thalamus. They hired him in 1986 after he attended a PCW conference in London. In November the same year, Sanxion was published. It was the first Finnish game that ended up in the international markets.
- Main article: Suomi-Peli
Suomi-Peli’s most famous game Damage: The Sadistic Butchering of Humanity was published for Amiga in 1996. In the beginning it was only available via mail order directly from the developers, but from 1998 it started being distributed by British Crystal Software & Electronics.