Welcome to Games That Weren't 64!

We cover Unreleased & Cancelled Video games for the Commodore 64 computer. A non-profit large archive dedicated to preserving games that were never released to the public, as well as prototypes and the odd preservation of released titles. Our aim to share history and stories from the developers, assets and more before it is too late. GTW has been preserving video game history since 1999.

Please Browse our archive and discover the many entries that we host and have saved over the years.

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Bushido Warrior

1988 Ariolasoft / U.S. Gold

Platform: Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, PC, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64

Bushido Warrior (or potentially just Bushido) was a new oriental themed Gauntlet clone that was due out for a wide number of platforms, published by Ariolasoft/U.S. Gold. The Commodore 64 edition is already well documented via our GTW64 page.

A very rare screenshot of the Atari ST edition of the game. Sadly still at large!

Although a Gauntlet clone, it was more than just a clone – and it seems that the entire 16-bit editions may have been based off the Gauntlet conversion codebase. Computer and Video Games magazine spoke with the ST developers, Graham Lilley and Teoman Irmak in August 1987. Continue reading

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GTW64 March 2024 update

A slightly smaller update this month, as we focus efforts on preserving the rest of Archer Maclean’s disks and also the Micro-Antics collection for the VIC-20. However, still plenty of new content to take a look at – including the recovery of the lost Breakdown loading screen, a number of educational title findings, a strange Ocean Software game done for TV and more.

Breakdown loading screen found!


Missing for over 30 years, the lost loading screen for Breakdown that wasn’t included with the Zzap!64 covertape game, but shown in the magazine pages has been recovered thanks to Icon / The Preservers:

Breakdown lost loading screen

2 new entries added

Many preserved titles and a nice new Ocean oddity too:

AnglerSoftware for Schools titles

10 updates added

Body SlamCaveman NinjaChariot Race 64Last Ninja V1QuizerRace Through SpaceSunburst Communications titlesUndeadField of Fire, Piracy (C128)

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GTW64 February 2024 update

Already into the second month of 2024, and plenty more updates for the GTW64 archive. So here is what we have for February 2024:

Two new recoveries

Thanks to Csaba Virag, two more seemingly unpreserved games have been found. It isn’t clear if they were actually released or not, but here they are:

Pong Mini and Quizer

11 other new entries added

Then we have a new batch of titles added to the archives thanks to our contributors (each credited in each piece). The archive continues to grow even today!

3D Killer PillerABCBndrsntchBombuzal editorCurse of the PharaohsDr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeEuchre for FourField of FireQuest for CyrusRuba e fuggiTwo hearts and a chickenpot

12 entries updates

Then as usual – we finish with a series of updates to entries already in the archive. Details of what has changed/been added can be found in the history tab for each title.

Chain Reaction V1DelphianForbidden PlanetFurther Adventures of Alice in VideolandMetal PiramidMorgolPirates of the OceanPulsatorSpeed FighterThe 4th DimensionTyger TygerWho Dares Wins

New area on Archive.org for Allan Pinkerton

Allan has been helping out GTW64 for many years with various preservation efforts, and he is now uploading many more over at Archive.org, so be sure to check things out:


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Matchmaker: Grammar disk preserved

A quick post thanks to Bertrand / Atari Frog, to highlight the recent recovery of an unpreserved educational title for the C64 called Matchmaker: Grammar. Released in 1983 by American Educational Computer.


The disk was preserved by SoulBuster on the AtariAge forums, who has prolifically been preserving many a Atari 400/800 title. With Matchmaker, there was an Atari version one side, and C64 the other. The download can be found below.


Matchmaker Grammar (1983)(American Educational Computer)(US)[disk]

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GTW64 January 2024 update

A new year, and to hit the ground running we have had a large amount of updates to the Commodore 64 archive this month. Here goes:

3 games recovered – Metal Piramid, The Spirit and Jump People

In case you missed it, this month thanks to Csaba Virag, we added two lost full games and a preview, one of which is a neat little platformer.

Metal PiramidJump PeopleThe Spirit

Further Adventures of Alice in Videoland

A bit of a strange one, where this odd sequel to Alice in Videoland was released by Bug Byte on budget, but was incomplete. A game where there is much more to find!

Further Adventures of Alice in Videoland

6 other new entries added

As well as the above, we have 6 other new entries added – some of which might be titles that are out there and just need preserving.

Chemistry TutorialGlobal ConquestGumbyHeckle and JeckleIstar Crossword Jr.Morgol

17 further entries updated

Then almost last but not least, we have 17 entry updates, with new information, scans and more – including a number of missing titles that have been preserved under the likes of the Dynacomp catalog, Orbyte Software titles and Sunburst Communications thanks to Allan Pinkerton!

19 Boot Camp – Part 22400 A.D.BombCar GameDerek Bell’s Le MansDynacomp catalog titlesGrubzInfectionJacemanLaser Disc to C64 interfaceMad PlanetsMurder!Orbyte Software titlesPeople from SiriusSunburst Communications titlesThe RoninUndead

Chevy Tech 1987 disk preservation

And finally we have preservation of a vehicle advertisement/catalogue disk from Allan Pinkerton which we have shared on the site.

Chevy Tech page

Enjoy and see you next month!

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