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Empire Strikes Back - C64 fan version
A downloadable game
-"A long time ago, in a galaxy far away..." Or should we say: -"40 years ago, in an Atari game dev studio..."
Back in 1982, The Parker Brothers released their first game, The Empire Strikes Back. The game was available on two popular gaming consoles at this time, the Atari 2600 and the Intellivison. The gameplay was pretty much the same on both machines, you flew the snowspeeder around on the planet of Hoth and fought huge AT-ATs. The Parker Brothers did create a game for the C-64 in 1983, but it was more similar to the vector game you could play on the arcades, and it did not have the name "Empire Strikes Back" in the title. In 1988 the C64 game distributor Domark did release a game called "Empire Strikes Back", programmed by the developers in Vektor Grafix. This version was also based on the Arcade version.
40 years later...
40 years after the Atari and Intellivision games were released, Megastyle is now proud to present to you: The Commodore 64 fan version of the original Parker Brothers game "Empire Strikes Back". We have tried to remake the Atari 2600 version into a Commodore 64 version, but also added our own touch to the game. In this version you have to protect the rebels power generators from the walkers - just like in the original Parker Brothers game. But on a the Commodore 64 you will have to survive 8 levels and face new enemies not seen in the Atari version. We have added cut scenes between each level, and if you are good enough you will reach the end sequence!
The download we share with you contains:
A digital Cassette version of the game (TAP format)
A digital Disk version of the game (D64 format)
An executable program file of the game (PRG format)
Digital instructions on disk (D64) or as a seperate executable file (PRG).
We hope you enjoy this free C64 game just as much as we enjoyed making it!
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Awesome game! Thanks guys!
Video análisis (spanish)
What an Awesome Game .. Here's a link to
Empire Strikes Back C64 Convertion . Open mic evening with the Developers & Zzap64
Congratulations! What an awesome job you did. I love that game and its graphics! will there be a physical edition our for purchase later?
An absolutely joy to play. Good graphics and music. The loading screen on the tap version is awesome. Thank you for making this.
A great remake of the original game which reminds me a lot of memories linked to my Atari console. Thank you for this awesome C64 edition ^^ !
This game is really awesome. Played the original version on my good old Intellivision (RIP). Thank's for the hard work and may the 4th be with you.
Schönes Spiel, vielen Dank für diese tolle Entwicklung!
Chris Stanley hat mit seinen Freunden von Megastyle ein richtig schönes Fan-Spiel rausgebracht! 🕹
Auf meinem YouTube Kanal habe ich es im Rahmen der C64 Spielzeit vorgestellt. Schaut doch mal vorbei:
This is great Re-rlease of this game. Kudos to you and hope you bring out more games like this.
Ship movement and flight speed should be slower, I think that detail would improve gameplay a lot...
So glad to have been the first website to give this a "release" feature. Such an incredible game, nice work to all involved
Congrats! Awesome work!
Thanks so much to everyone who worked on this, it's a great game, I'm having an absolute blast playing it
Brilliant conversion, thank you so much
The visual work here is just stunning! It doesn't really look like a C64, it looks timeless. What I mean is that adding more pixels and colors wouldn't really improve it. And that is very hard to do when you are going for a fairly "realistic" style.
Epic level work here. Chefs kiss marks of excellence. Love it.
Amazing conversion. Graphics beyond anything I'd associate with the C64. Gameplay improves on the A2600 original. Must play for fans of A2600's Empire or C64's Mutant Camels.
Thank you very much for this absolute cool game.
The best version of this game ! C64 masters wants to congratulate the whole Megastyle team involved in this game. A video in your honor.
Just downloaded. Do you guys have a KoFi link? I know you cant accept direct money for the game but want to contribute in some way for all the time and effort put in to it :)
Tim - Pixel Gaiden Poccast.
Thank you!!!! is amazing!
Awesome! Ever since I played the preview, I've been looking forward to making a longplay from it. And may the force be with you!
That's some impressive flying there, pilot! Maybe we made the game too easy! :D
No, definitely not too easy. As stated in the video description, I used savestates (and edited it afterwards in the video editing program). It's all about a YT playthrough video, plain and simple.
Phew! Good to know! It's hard to judge the difficulty level on these small projects, so glad to hear you're happy!
My 8-year-old self has come back through the TARDIS, oops wrong franchise.
Amazing Game Port, Love it and thank you.
A great conversion of the Atari 2600 classic. Great presentation and expanded gameplay mechanics.
Works great on my NTSC breadbin. Also works with my Kung FU Flash
both, my c64 maxi arrived today in the mail and this piece of art has been released, yes it is a may the 4th
Awesome game ! May the 4th be with you :)
Looks, plays, sounds.....awesome! Great job.
Great! What a nice detailed Game, love it - thanks for the port in the C64 … Its MEGA(style) :)
Fantastic work, been a joy to watch it grow into this beauty
Looks and sounds gorgeous! Well done to the team.
Thank you very much for this! Great game! Very fun to play!