Play Commodore 64 games online for free on PC with emulator and many games like Ghosts’n Goblins, Bubble Bobble and The Last Ninja
Not everyone knows that the best-selling computer of all time was not a Mac or a PC, but the legendary Commodore 64 that in the 80s conquered the world in a way never seen before.
The success of the Commodore 64 was the price, its easy system and, above all, the numerous video games.
While this year a vintage version of the Commdore 64, the C64 Mini is out, the Internet Archive has also added the ‘online emulator of the Commodore 64 to its historical library software, thus making it available to all those nostalgic for many of the game titles that have been big hits of the time.
The online games catalog for Commodore 64 presents a treasure trove of classic games, such as Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man and Space Invaders.
To open the emulator of the Commodore 64 you just need to choose one of the games on the page Archive.org, without downloading anything.
The games start immediately and can also be opened to full screen. Among the other games we also have some of the best such as: Airborne Ranger, The Last Ninja, Bubble Bobble, Castle Wolfenstein, Zak McKraken, Altered Beast, Maniac Mansion, Giana Sisters, Burger Time, The Bard’s Tale, Sim City, Ghosts’n Goblins, Decathlon, Karateka, Boulder Dash.
You can browse the selection and filter the games based on the views, to find the most popular, or alphabetically.
Games can also be found on the basis of the year of release, even if it is not suitable for everyone.
The Commodore 64 games collection includes about 9000 titles.
To play, you can use the keyboard or even a connected Joypad. The use of the joypad is definitely better, since most of the C-64 games used the joystick with a single button.
If you use the keyboard, the main keys are on the numeric keypad, with the 0 that is used as the main button and the up, down, left and right keys to move (not very comfortable).
You can also remap the keys and choose different ones, even if this should be done every time you load a game because (at the moment) I do not think there is a way to save them.
The F12 key is used to display the emulator settings menu, the up and down arrows to highlight the settings and the right arrow to select it.
In the Machine Settings of the Joystick it is possible to define the keyset.
Go back from the menu using the left arrow key, highlight and select “Joystick 1” and then select “Keyboard 1.”
Press Esc to exit the settings menu and you are ready to play.
The same thing can also be done for the Joypad.