Sturmwind: Windstarke 12 is a video game for the Sega Dreamcast that was released in 2013. It is a shoot ’em up game that features 16 levels, 20 bosses, and 100 enemies. The game has stunning graphics, dynamic weather effects, and an original soundtrack. The game also has three difficulty modes, online leaderboards, and achievements. The game was developed by Duranik, a German indie studio, and published by redspotgames, a Swiss publisher. The game is a spiritual successor to the Turrican series, and was inspired by other classic shooters, such as R-Type and Gradius123. The game also has a limited edition called Windstarke 12, which includes a soundtrack CD, a 3D printed model of the main ship, and a tactical guide booklet.
Golden Axe – Commodore 64 (1990)
Golden Axe is a side-scrolling arcade beat ’em up game that was released by Sega in 1989. The game is set in a fantasy world where the evil Death Adder has kidnapped the king and his daughter, and holds the Golden Axe, a magical weapon of great power. The player can choose from one of three heroes: Tarik the warrior, Ax Battler the barbarian, or Tyris Flare the amazon, each with their own weapons and special attacks. The game features cooperative gameplay for two players, as well as rideable creatures such as dragons and cockatrices. The game was ported to various home computers and consoles, including the Commodore 64 in 1990. The Commodore 64 version of the game has lower graphics and sound quality than the arcade original, and some levels and enemies are missing or changed. The game allows to play up to two players on a same screen, however in the C64 version this option has not been implemented. C64 version was also stripped off in the other areas, such as: only one enemy can engage the player at a time or there are only two types of dragons instead of three.
Ghostbusters II – Commodore 64 (1989)
Ghostbusters II is a 1989 side-scrolling action game based on the film of the same name. It was published by Activision for various computer platforms, including the Commodore 64. The UK-produced adaptation of Ghostbusters II contains three action scenes based on the film:
In the first scene, the Ghostbusters must collect slime samples from the sewers. One Ghostbuster is being lowered into a shaft on a cable and must collect the samples at the bottom. On the way down, many ghosts will try to stop him. Some of them try to saw off the cable, others deplete his courage upon touching him. He can destroy them with proton beams or bombs or employ a shield so they can’t touch him. Weapon power-ups and elixirs that restore courage can be found on ledges in the shaft and can be reached by swinging. Several parts of a slime scooper must also be collected in this way before the samples can be collected. In the second scene, the Ghostbusters have animated the Statue of Liberty via the slime and with her help must travel to the Museum of Art. Lady Liberty automatically walks to the right and can use her torch to shoot at the many enemy ghosts in her way. Her slime supply drains constantly however. Defeated ghosts drop slime, which can be collected by sending out the little people at Liberty’s feet to pick it up and return it so the supply can be refilled. In the third scene, the Ghostbusters confront big bad Vigo in the museum, seen in isometric view. First, all four of them have to be lowered into the museum on ropes, their speed controlled via joystick movements. Dropping too fast can stun them and take them out of the following fight. In the fight, the player can switch between the four guys at any time. Goals are to defeat Janosz, carry away baby Oscar before Vigo can enter him (Janosz will come after Oscar if he’s still alive) and finally catch Vigo in the crossfire of two proton beams.
Commodore 1541 Floppy Disk Drive
The Commodore 1541 was a floppy disk drive for the Commodore 64, a popular home computer in the 1980s. It could store 170 kilobytes of data on a single-sided 5¼-inch disk. It had its own microprocessor and disk operating system, which made it more powerful than most other disk drives at the time. However, it also had some drawbacks, such as slow speed, high heat generation, and reliability issues.