Happy 30th, Commodore 64!

The Commodore 64 (taken from http://laboca.co.uk/blog/tag/commodore-64/)
The Commodore 64 (picture taken from http://laboca.co.uk/blog/tag/commodore-64/)

Hi folks,

Today it is the 30th birthday of the legendary Commodore 64 home computer. It was on this date that it was first revealed to the public at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in January 1982. It was to become the best-selling single personal computer model of all time, which is a gigantic achievement.

The old “breadbox” is still alive. New games, demos and applications are still being developed by enthusiasts and there are also new hardware upgrades available for purchase. Isn’t that amazing? 30 years after its birth, the Commodore 64 is still alive and kicking. I don’t think many people could have imagined that back in the beginning of the 1980’s. 😉

I remember the Commodore 64 mostly for its amazing library of games. Do you remember smash hits like Commando, Gauntlet, California Games, Rambo and IK+? I sure do. 🙂 It was (and still is!) a great machine for gaming, no doubt about that.

To celebrate its birthday, here’s a TV-commercial for the Commodore 64 from 1982. It was uploaded to YouTube by a user calling himself Holmes3000. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

Happy birthday, Commodore 64!

5 comments

  1. Happy birthday to this beautiful computer!
    I never could afford it back then, but most of my friends had a C64. So it was just a matter of visiting one and waiting for my turn to play. I remember countless hours of Rambo, Giana Sisters, The Last Ninja, Oslo Børs.. Ah, the memories!
    Why do I miss renting videos on VHS and loading games from tape so much? Help!

    • Hi there Mads! I agree with you. The Last Ninja is a great game with excellent music. Same goes for Giana Sisters. 🙂 I’ve never played Oslo Børs though. Is that a stock-broking game?

      I also have good memories of renting VHS-movies. It was different back then. Videos, music and games were not as easy to get hold of like today. That made it more special in my opinion. 🙂

  2. I never had one. I still plan on getting one. I remember the fun I had playing on it at my nephew’s place. River Raid comes to mind. The memories. 🙂

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