Le Mans (Commodore 64)

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Le Mans 259,790 points
Le Mans 259,790 points
Le Mans 259,790 points
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Le Mans on cartridge for C64 was one of my first true gaming experiences. This is also my first upload for the summer and indeed the first game I played after hooking up my C64 for the break. The second image shows the cartridge and the paddle used.

At first I was only chasing a PB but after seeing AwesomeOgre's score here, decided to see if I could chase it as well. Despite making a lot of mistakes, I was amazed to find I'd just pipped it in the end. As a kid I could get around 200 k so it's nice to revisit the game. There's a real hypnotic effect when you're playing well.  

Bottom photo is a bit dark; but "Pesimeister" can be faintly read below.

Should be fun playing a few more C64 games! Thanks all! 

-- Posted by Pessimeister on 2019-12-17 21:02:39   Reply
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I love this game! Yes vote!yes

-- Posted by AwesomeOgre on 2019-12-17 21:39:39   Reply
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Cheers OGR! :) I love it too. My whole family even used to get into it back in the day. 

Have you played any of the ol' "Speed Race" series on arcade? That for me is the spirit of where this game comes from. There's one at Bartronica in Melbourne I've been playing and it always makes me think of playing Le Mans as a kid. Cool game! 

-- Posted by Pessimeister on 2019-12-18 04:20:14   Reply
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That sounds amazing! The whole family enjoying Le mans. This game has it all! Im so glad i choose it for my first C64 game.
i grew up on Nintendo Nes but ive been going back in the time line to see all the cool games i missed out on.laugh

-- Posted by AwesomeOgre on 2019-12-18 08:16:35   Reply
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yes here

-- Posted by Larquey on 2019-12-21 07:46:07   Reply
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Thanks Larquey!  

I bought a few more C64 tape originals recently for my collection - some big favourites I've been after for awhile which should arrive in a few days from the UK: 

Fist II: The Legend Continues 

Park Patrol

Paperboy (In light of us playing it in the MGL...)

Operation Thunderbolt

Arnie (Wanted this one for awhile; love the Commando genre!)


-- Posted by Pessimeister on 2020-01-06 04:32:34   Reply