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"Astro-PANIC!" is a fast-paced, high-speed, all-machine-language game. The object is to defend your cannon, maneuvering it left and right as alien saucers dodge and dive in a relentless attack. - description in COMPUTE!'s Gazette Part #8
Astro-Panic! is a computer game released as a code listing in the very popular Commodore series magazine, COMPUTE! Gazette, in 1984. The author of the game, Charles Brannon, was a great contributor to the magazine for many articles and programs. Astro-Panic! was one of his most popular games, written completely in 6510 machine language and printed in the Gazette..
nymx manipulates the alien's RNG so much that they look like they want to get shot, and gets to level 15 in record time. Note that at level 15 the game continues, but difficulty drops to 0 and the game is effectively over.
Published on 5/11/2021
Game:
Astro-Panic!

Genres:
Shooter
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.5.2

Batman: The Caped Crusader is an action adventure title for the Commodore 64 with presentation resembling that of a comic book.
This game has two distinct parts where Batman fights against either the Penguin or the Joker.
In this movie, adelikat beats the first part quickly by passively ignoring punches, throwing knives, and even bullets heading his direction.
We have a movie that plays against the Joker too.
Published on 7/5/2017
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.13.0

Batman: The Caped Crusader is an action adventure title for the Commodore 64 with presentation resembling that of a comic book.
This game has two distinct parts where Batman fights against either the Penguin or the Joker. In this movie, Dimon12321 beats the second part quickly by passively ignoring punches, throwing knives, and even bullets heading his direction.
We have a movie that plays against the Penguin too.
Published on 2/24/2019

You are Rockford, and you have to dig through monster infested caves in search of diamonds. In each level, you must collect a certain number of these diamonds in order to open a portal to the next stage. Enemies can be squashed by falling boulders, which are released when the ground below them is removed or they are pushed onto empty ground. Be careful, though, because these can also squash you. In later levels, difficulty is increased by many puzzle elements and shorter time limits.
There are 16 levels to be completed and five different skill levels available, which affect the number of jewels which must be collected and the time limit.
nymx plays through the 16 levels on the highest skill set (Difficulty 5) in record time.
Published on 11/14/2021
Game:
Boulder Dash

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.6.1

C64anabalt is an official conversion of Canabalt for the Commodore 64 (in cartridge form). Canabalt is the game that defined the endless runner genre. The game controls consist of a single jump button to alter the height of the player's suit-clad character, who runs across a war-torn city at an ever increasing pace.
At the incredible speeds reached in this TAS, the building generator can bug out and fail to create sections of buildings. Author dwangoAC had to carefully avoid these bugs in order to successfully run the maximum distance.
There are two different versions of this port. This movie uses the Encore build, which includes a faithful port of the original soundtrack to the C64's SID sound chip.
Published on 1/13/2015
Game:
C64anabalt

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.9.1

Choplifter is a game developed by Dan Gorlin and was released by Brøderbund in 1982 for multiple systems. It has the distinction of being one of only a few games originally made for home computers before being ported to an arcade machine.
In this game, you are an ace helicopter pilot tasked with rescuing prisoners of war from enemy camps and returning them to the home base. There are a total of 64 POWs that need saving, but you can only carry 16 at a time.
In this run, DrD2k9 rescues all POWs in record time.
We also have a movie of the Atari 7800 version.
Published on 6/18/2017
Game:
Choplifter

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.13.0

Confuzion is a sliding-tile puzzle game in which players must explode all of the bombs in each level using a spark. The spark flows along a fuse, which is made up of a series of tiles. These tiles must be moved such that the fuse forms a path from the spark to each bomb, while also avoiding water droplets that can extinguish the spark.
nymx completes each puzzle so quickly that you'll miss it if you blink, finishing 96 levels (after which the game has no more unique challenges) in record time.
Published on 11/1/2020
Game:
Confuzion

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.4

Congo Bongo is an isometric platformer released by Sega in 1983 for multiple systems. Imagine what would happen if Frogger, Qbert, and Donkey Kong all were mashed together....that's Congo Bongo.
Published on 8/25/2017
Game:
Congo Bongo

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.13.1

Decathlon is a sports game with 10 back-to-back events. It is similar to Track & Field for the NES.
This TAS by DrD2k9 aims for the highest score in all events, with fastest time as a secondary goal. A careful study of the game's code allowed DrD2k9 to achieve the fastest possible known times.
Published on 12/26/2019

Diamond Mine is a top-down action arcade game released in 1983 by IDSI on the Commodore 64. The goal of Diamond Mine is to collect as many diamonds as possible from 20 underground shafts, with each level containing eight diamonds. One must collect all eight diamonds in the shaft before being able to leave the shaft and complete the level.
DrD2k9 digs his way through all 20 diamond shafts as fast as possible.
Published on 8/20/2017
Game:
Diamond Mine

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.13.0

Donkey Kong is a classic arcade game that spawned many ports, including this Commodore 64 port.
Published on 1/9/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.0

At first glance it looks like a pleasant wooded glade on a peaceful, mild day. Watch out! It's a giant spider! Run! You don't know how it happened; you don't know how you got here, but, unfortunately, you've wandered into the Forbidden Forest!
You'll find a bow in your hand and a quiver full of arrows on your back, as well as four more full quivers on the ground beside you. You're going to need them.
The Forbidden Forest is a place on this world but certainly not of this world. It is a place of unrelenting terror and trial. It is ruled by the dreaded Demogorgon demonic king of monsters. He will send in his horde of grisly creatures against anyone who dares enter his realm. And if by some miracle, or your own skill, you should vanquish his army, you will have to face the Demogorgon himself. A word of encouragement: no one has ever returned from the Forbidden Forest alive!
Note: Loading finishes and gameplay starts at 2:32. The loading section may be seizure-inducing.
Published on 7/28/2019

Your task in Frogger is to guide a frog across a treacherous road and river, and to safety at the top of the screen. Both these sections are fraught with a variety of hazards, each of which will kill the frog and cost you a life if contact is made.
There are two ports of this game on the Commodore 64: the Parker Brothers port and the Sierra port. DrD2k9 plays through the former in record time.
Published on 9/3/2017
Game:
Frogger

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.13.1

H.E.R.O. is a rare fast-paced platformer for the Commodore 64. You control a man with a gyropack who must traverse caves, avoid dangerous enemies, and use a few sticks of dynamite to blast open paths in order to rescue trapped miners.
NYMX and DrD2k9 play through the 20 levels in record time.
Published on 10/22/2020
Game:
H.E.R.O.

Genres:
Action
Platform
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.5

Jungle Hunt is a right-to-left side-scrolling arcade game produced and released by Taito in 1982. Jungle Hunt is one of the first video games to use parallax scrolling. The player controls an unnamed explorer, sporting a pith helmet and safari suit, attempting to rescue his girl from a tribe of cannibals by swinging from vine to vine, swimming a crocodile-infested river, and avoiding rolling rocks.
DrD2k9 swings, swims, jumps, and ducks his way through the jungle to rescue his girl in record time.
Unlike the predecessor movie, this run is made using the NTSC settings. The resulting time is shorter due to faster gameplay speed, even though this run is 14 frames longer, because of the RNG difference.
Published on 8/12/2017
Game:
Jungle Hunt

Genres:
Action
Adventure
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.13.1

l'Abbaye des Morts (The Abbey of the Dead) is an exploration platformer game originally developed by Locomalito and Gryzor87, and released for PC in 2010 with a graphical style emulating a ZX Spectrum game. The Commodore 64 version, released 9 years later, features upgraded graphics thanks to significantly better hardware.
The game's official plot synopsis follows: "In the 13th century, the Cathars, clerics who preached about the poverty of Christ and defended life without material aspirations, were treated as heretics by the Catholic Church and expelled out of the Languedoc region in France. One of them, called Jean Raymond, found an old church in which to hide from crusaders, not knowing that beneath its ruins lay buried an ancient evil." Players take control of Jean Raymond, who can do no more than walk, crawl, and jump, as he explores the old church, discovering its terrible secrets the deeper he goes.
Noxxa collects the 12 crosses necessary to beat the game quickly and efficiently and brings them to the altar deep below the church, leading Jean to his unfortunate fate in record time.
Published on 12/17/2020
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.5.2

You play as a treasure hunter named Panama Joe, whose goal is to find an ancient treasure hidden by Aztec warrior deep inside catacombs. But beware, the catacombs are a large maze inhabited by monsters. Bouncing and rolling skulls, dancing spiders, disappearing and re-appearing chains and tons of fire await you. You'll have to find many keys and unlock doors in order to reach your goal. Panama Joe can jump and climb ladders, but doesn't have much to offer in terms of combat. That's why the monsters in the game should be avoided: a collision with an enemy leads to a premature death. He will also find amulets which make him invulnerable for a short time. Except for the Master System version, they are activated directly when picked up.
DrD2k9, abusing a similar glitch present in the Master System version, completes the game in record time.
Published on 5/12/2019
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Monty on the Run is a platformer released for C64, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum and is the 3rd release in the Monty Mole series. It is commonly known as having one of the best music tracks of the C64 era, which was notably featured in I Wanna be the Guy. The story goes as follows: On the run from the authorities after his escape from Scudmore Prison, Monty the Mole must escape from his house through the criminal underground and head toward the English Channel and freedom in Europe.
DrD2k9 gains freedom in record time.

Publisher Note: Loading finishes and gameplay starts at 6:51.
Published on 10/13/2019
Game:
Monty on the Run

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.2

Portal for Commodore 64 is a 2018 unofficial "demake" of the original Portal game developed and published in 2007 by Valve Corporation. The "demake" inherits the basic mechanics of the game and adapts them for a simplified 2-dimensional world.
Gameplay still consists primarily of a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player's character and simple objects using "the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device", a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes.
Published on 3/6/2019
Game:
Portal

Genres:
Platform
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Punchy is a clone of the 1983 arcade game Hunchback. It incorporates elements of the classic puppet theater Punch & Judy. Police Constable Bobby must rescue Judy from her abusive husband Punch while avoiding obstacles such as flying tomatoes, flying pies, pits with or without alligators, and Punch himself. Collectible sausages allow the constable to effectively skip a stage.
In this run, DrD2k9 and Memory speed through one loop of the game via optimal use of the sausage effect.
Note: Loading finishes and gameplay starts at 6:59.
Published on 6/28/2019
Game:
Punchy

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Wally has to wake up early for work, but he went to bed without winding his alarm clock. His consciousness must save him from getting fired by finding the clock key and setting the alarm. Numerous obstacles stand in the way, including axes, falling bricks, space invaders, and ghosts. Furthermore, Wally's consciousness can only hold two items and has a limited amount of health in the form of "snooze energy."
In this run, ktwo and DrD2k9 carefully manage the health, inventory, and route in order to complete the game in record time. Read their comments for details.
Note: Loading finishes and gameplay starts at 4:15. The loading section may be seizure-inducing.
Published on 7/3/2019
Game:
Pyjamarama

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Snoopy is a pet of Charlie Brown's, the everlasting loser and the main character of the "Peanuts" comic series. Snoopy only behaves species-appropriate. Most of the time he lies on the roof of his dog kennel and abandons himself to philosophical thoughts while waiting for the food.
In 1984, he was dedicated an own C64 game Snoopy. A game from a time when Jump & Runs found their feet, it is about steering Snoopy through 20 tricky levels. If you have made it, you restart at level 1 only with higher speed. The obstacles can be simple holes, moats, laser beams and more.
Published on 3/24/2019
Game:
Snoopy

Genres:
Platform
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1

Tapper, also known as Root Beer Tapper, is a 1983 arcade game released by Bally Midway. The player takes on the role of a bartender who must serve eager, thirsty patrons before their patience expires while collecting empty mugs and tips.
In this run, DrD2k9 and Spikestuff quench the customers' thirst in record time.
We also have runs of the Arcade and Atari 2600 versions.
Published on 3/20/2020
Game:
Tapper

Genres:
Action
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.4.0

The Great Giana Sisters is a platform game developed by Time Warp Productions and released in 1987. It's known for its controversial similarities to Nintendo's Super Mario Bros, eventually leading to its removal from store shelves. Although there are plenty of similarities in terms of level design between the two games (with the first level being practically identical), the controls differ greatly compared to Super Mario Bros.

Publisher's Note: Both the Downloadables and YouTube Encode modifies the video of the Commodore 64's bootup to prevent any epileptic seizures.
Please jump to 3:42 for the start of the run.
Published on 2/8/2017
Tags:
Uses warps
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 1.11.3

The Human Race is a video game published in 1985 on Commodore 64 by Mastertronic Ltd.. It's an action game, set in an arcade and platform themes.
The aim of the game is to achieve a high score. This is done by jumping around the screen and collecting objects. Each single screen level is set at a different point in man's evolution and sees the character start as an ape and evolve into a caveman and beyond as the player progresses through the game.

WARNING: Viewers prone to epileptic seizures should skip the encode to 06:16, as the game boot up screen involves heavy flickering.
Published on 7/2/2019
Emulator Version:
Bizhawk 2.3.1

The Rat was released for Commodore 64 in 1984. The game was developed by Cymbal Software, Inc. and published by Personal Software Services.
The Rat is a top-view single-screen game where you are a rat spending the night in a cheese warehouse to eat all the cheese on various floors. On each floor there are six cheeses with letters spelling THE RAT and all have to be eaten to open the entrance to the next floor.
See the author's comments for more information about the game and its mechanics.
Published on 3/12/2019
Game:
The Rat

Genres:
Puzzle
Emulator Version:
BizHawk 2.3.1


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