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A.T.A.C: Advanced Tactical Air Command

1992 MicroProse

Platform: Commodore Amiga

Also known as: A.T.A.C: Advanced Tactical Air Command – The Secret War Against Drugs

MicroProse’s flight sim, A.T.A.C: Advanced Tactical Air Command was previewed for the Amiga in various magazines back in 1992, but was sadly only to get a DOS release in the end. It seems that the PC edition was released first, and an Amiga conversion was following. The developers were none other than Argonaut, who had a rich history with 3D developments.


Described as a simulation/strategy game, the title sees you as a Supreme Commander of an entire anti-drugs campaign. At your disposal are an entire army of undercover infiltration agents, two fully armed attack helicopters, four F22 stealth fighter/bombers and a secret base tucked away in South America. Continue reading

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Target Renegade C64 early version

Not a massively early version as such, but contributor Bruce Coates has highlighted that the Commodore User review of Target Renegade seems to have the baseball bat as a weapon in the other levels in the game.


In the version released, it seems that you can only pick up a baseball bat on the first level – and such pick ups don’t exist from that point on. In the CU review, there is even suggestion of being able to pick up a stick as a dropped weapon. Continue reading

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GTW64 May 2023 updates

OK, so not as big an update as last month, but still a sizable one none-the-less, and with two very important additions. A total of 14 completely new entries too to further increase the size of the C64 archive, along with 11 updates overall and two very special findings! Many of the new entries are for titles which may well be out there, just not yet preserved. Can you help us find them?

Total Recall V1 and Wreckers recovered!

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The big news of the month was the recovery of both the long lost first version of Total Recall from Active Minds (missing for 33 years), and a surprise start of a conversion of Wreckers by Denton Designs. Download both for yourself!

Total Recall V1 and Wreckers

This is then accompanied by the following updates on the site:

14 new entries added

Blood Bath at Orc’s DriftIntellectual Software titlesIsland Software titlesJMH Software titlesMicro-Ed, Inc titlesMicrograms, Inc titlesMicrophys Programs Inc titlesMoses Engineering titlesQuality Input, Inc titlesResource Software International titlesRight on Programs titlesTeacher’s Pet Software titlesThe Enemy WithinThe War of the Worlds

11 updates added

Arsenal FCBattlecarsBoston Educational Computing, Inc titlesCyberdyne Warrior IntroJudge DeathKrell SoftwarePharaoh’s PyramidR.I.S.K! V1Rastan V1RunestoneThe War of the Worlds

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Wreckers C64 recovered!

Considered vapourware, Denton Design’s Wreckers for the Commodore 64 has been recovered in its final build state.

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Before you get too excited, sadly the game was only in development for a very short period of time – and essentially what we have is a tech demo showing a navigable game map. There are no playable elements and there is limited map collisions.

Though considering that just a year ago we were doubtful that a C64 conversion ever existed, this is a lovely surprise.

Check it out at:

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Extractors: The Hanging Worlds of Zarg

1995 Millennium

Platform: Commodore Amiga CD32

Also known as: Diggers 2

It is perhaps unsurprising that a game as ground breaking as Lemmings would inspire a series of other inventive puzzlers, which seem to share some DNA in places. Diggers was one such title, where you control a mining team trying to get precious minerals.


Scoring well with magazines at the time, it comes as no surprise that a sequel was put into motion. The same developer, Toby Simpson would get to work once again to try and improve on his original success.

Many issues that were found with the original were set to be resolved for the sequel on the Amiga CD32, including have more reigned in level map sizes, so that most users would get to appreciate most of the game. There would also be better defined goals as well. Continue reading

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