Krakout: Commodore C64 March Review

Posted by  on March 1, 2021

Krakout: March featured game

No, not the answer to “What’s the first thing you associate with a builder’s trousers?” Krakout is a Breakout clone with a difference.

Krakout C64

We’ve seen this type of game a lot on various systems. Names such as Arkanoid and Batty will be familiar to many old skool gamers but Krakout stands out because it’s different. All those other games play vertical whereas Krakout plays horizontal. One benefit of playing horizontal is a handy little option where you can swap the side your bat resides on, presumably for left-handed players.

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COVID Lockdown: Target: Renegade

Posted by  on January 6, 2021

More retro gaming for our third COVID lockdown. Tonight it’s Target: Renegade.

While we’re in our third lockdown I decided to revisit some old favourites, but with a twist. The plan is to take a look at some of my all time favourite retro games but on a different system. Tonight I played Target Renegade on the Commodore 64. I have mixed feelings about it.

Spectrum version information is taken from the World of Spectrum archive.

Target Renegade AKA Renegade 2
Usual Version Played Current Version Played
System: Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128K Commodore 64
Publisher: Imagine Software Ltd. Imagine Software Ltd.
Release Year: 1988 1988
No. Players: 1-2 (simultaneous) 1
Genre: Arcade: Gang beat-em-up Arcade: Gang beat-em-up

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