Tagged: c64

Atari 1200XL badging

In Defense of the Atari 1200XL

It is an “Edsel“, an “Avanti“, or something in-between? The Atari 1200XL has always had a sullied reputation with the Atari community as a crippled machine that was too expensive and which nearly killed...

Ballblazer, 1985 - LucasArts Entertainment

Gamechanger – Ballblazer

In 1984, George Lucas expanded his empire, and the Lucasfilm Games brand launched by releasing two games.  Rescue on Fractalus! was a first-person flight-rescue simulation, similar to Choplifter.  It certainly was a fun game,...

Star League Baseball splashscreen, AtariMania

Gamechanger – Star League Baseball

In 1983, a small software company in Santa Barbara, California, Gamestar, Inc., released a groundbreaking new baseball game – Star League Baseball.  The game itself was still simple.  Two teams, still no leagues or...

M.U.L.E. mini-LP box - Ozark Softscape and Electronic Arts, 1983.

Gamechanger – M.U.L.E.

In 1983, Electronic Arts shipped a critically important game, and an extremely worthy Geekometry Gamechangers launch title.  Although, at the time, no one knew how important it would become. Developed by Ozark Softscape and designed...