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Commodore 64: A Visual Compendium

8-Bit Art Blast from the Past

  • Beautiful in-game artwork and loading screens
  • Featuring over 100 C64 titles
  • Profiles, artist interviews, & unreleased title showcase
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8-Bit Art Blast from the Past

The 1980s saw an array of amazing titles such as Dropzone, Impossible Mission, Elite, Mercenary, Uridium, The Last Ninja... the C64 played host to an incredible array of genres, from shoot 'em ups to puzzlers, racing games to arcade adventures to games that still defy categorization (The Sentinel, anyone?). By the time the 1990s rolled around, talented coders were making the machine do things the original hardware designers didn't think were possible: games like Turrican, Creatures, and Lemmings showed that there was life left in the old CPU yet.

Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium features well over 100 titles, represented by beautiful in-game shots or loading screens, plus a gallery of artwork by legendary ZZAP!64 artist Oliver Frey. Also included are a series of features, including profiles of key Britsoft developers, interviews with famous C64 artists, a look back at the demo scene, plus a showcase of unreleased titles and the new games being released more than 20 years after the last machine rolled off Commodore's production line. Presented in full color throughout, printed on high quality paper and complete with a spot-varnished protective dust cover, this unique title is a treat for anyone who grew up playing games or learning their craft on this most ubiquitous of home computers.
  • Author: Steve Jarratt (Editor), Sam Dyer (Designer)
  • Publisher: Bitmap Books
  • ISBN: 9780993012983
  • Pages: 476
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Year: 2016
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Genre: Pop Culture

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