Commodore 64 Games

The following SSI games were available for the Commodore 64 family of personal computers which included, besides the erstwhile C-64, the Commodore 128, 128D, and 64C.  Games marked with a * require joysticks.  All games require 64K RAM (naturally enough).

Unlike some other contemporary publishers, SSI produced no native Commodore 128 games and, as far as is known, no conversion plans ever existed.

On a personal note, it was on the Commodore 64 that I first experienced the Golden Age of SSI with Colonial Conquest, Cartels & Cutthroats, President Elect, and Rails West!.

Game categories are those listed at the time of release.  Some games changed categories frequently as SSI played with their classification system.  All release dates are taken from catalogs and are estimates.

 

First Mention

Spring 1983, "We also hope to get some of our games converted to the Commodore 64."

 

First Catalog to List Games

Winter 1984
(The first that we have.  A summer or fall 1983 was probably the actual first.)

 

First Conversion

Computer Baseball
1983, $39.95

 

Other 1983 Releases

Sports

Professional Tour Golf
by Fall 1983, $39.95

Ringside Seat
by Fall 1983, $39.95

 

Wargames

Battle for Normandy
November 1983, $39.95
also on cassette

Combat Leader
by Fall 1983, $39.95
also on cassette

Eagles
by Fall 1983, $39.95

Knights of the Desert
by Fall 1983, $39.95
also on cassette

Tigers in the Snow
December 1983, $39.95
also on cassette

1984 Releases

Educational Entertainment

Geopolitique 1990
by Fall 1984, $39.95

President Elect
October 1984, $39.95

Rails West!
by Fall 1984, $39.95

RapidFire

The Cosmic Balance
March 1984, $39.95

Fortress
March 1984, $34.95

Role-Playing

50 Mission Crush
March 1984, $39.95

Questron
by Fall 1984, $39.95

Sports

Computer Quarterback
October 1984, $39.95

Wargames

Baltic 1985
by Fall 1984, $34.95

Breakthrough in the Ardennes
October 1984, $59.95

Broadsides
October 1984, $39.95

Carrier Force
by Fall 1984, $59.95

Germany 1985
February 1984, $59.95

RDF 1985
March 1984, $34.95

 

1985 Releases

Educational Entertainment

Cartels & Cutthroats
early 1985, $39.95

Role-Playing

Gemstone Warrior
early 1985, $34.95

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Imperium Galactum
March 1985, $39.95

Phantasie
March 1985, $39.95

Wargames

Battalion Commander
by Fall 1985, $39.95

Battle of Antietam
November 1985, $49.95

Colonial Conquest
July 1985, $39.95*

Computer Ambush
April 1985, $59.95

Field of Fire
by Fall 1985, $39.95 (delayed from October 1984)

Fighter Command
October 1985, $59.95

Kampfgruppe
February 1985, $59.95

Mech Brigade
June 1985, $59.95

Norway 1985
July 1985, $34.95

Operation Market Garden
April 1985, $49.95

Panzer Grenadier
by Fall 1985, $39.95

Six-Gun Shootout
June 1985, $39.95

U.S.A.A.F.
November 1985, $59.95

Wings of War
July 1985, $39.95

 

1986 Releases

Fantasy/Role-Playing

Gemstone Healer
by Fall 1986, $29.95

Phantasie II
by Spring 1986, $39.95

Rings of Zilfin
April 1986, $39.95

Shard of Spring
September 1986, $39.95

Wizard's Crown
April 1986, $39.95

Science Fiction

Roadwar 2000
August 1986, $39.95

Wargames

Battlegroup
by Spring 1986, $59.95

Gettysburg: The Turning Point
July 1986, $59.95

Nam
March 1986, $39.95

Warship
by Fall 1986, $59.95

 

1987 Releases

Fantasy/Adventure

The Eternal Dagger
August 1987, $39.95

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus
April 1987, $39.95

Realms of Darkness
May 1987, $39.95

Flight Simulator

B-24
Summer 1987, $34.95

Politics

President Elect: 1988 Edition
Summer 1987, $24.95

Science Fiction

Roadwar Europa
Fall 1987, $39.95

Wargames

Battlecruiser
by Spring 1987, $59.95

Rebel Charge at Chickamauga
Summer 1987, $59.95

Shiloh: Grant's Trial in the West
Fall 1987, $39.95

Sons of Liberty
December 1987, $34.95

War in the South Pacific
March 1987, $59.95

Wargame Construction Set
April 1987, $29.95*

1988 Releases

AD&D

Dungeon Master's Assistant, Volume I: Encounters
September 1988, $29.95
Black Box

Heroes of the Lance
December 1988, $29.95*
Silver Box

Pool of Radiance
July 1988, $39.95
Gold Box

Fantasy/Adventure

Demon's Winter
December 1988, $29.95

Questron II
by Spring 1988, $39.95

Wargames

Battles of Napoleon
December 1988, $49.95

First Over Germany
December 1988, $49.95*

Panzer Strike!
January 1988, $44.95

Typhoon of Steel
by Fall 1988, $49.95

 

1989 Releases

AD&D

Curse of the Azure Bonds
Spring 1989, $39.95
Gold Box

Dungeon Master's Assistant, Volume II: Characters & Treasures
1989, $29.95
Black Box

Hillsfar
January 1988, $39.95*
Marble Box, by Westwood

War of the Lance
Fall 1989, $39.95
Green Box

Wargames

Overrun! 
Spring 1989, $49.95

Storm Across Europe
August 1989, $59.95*

 

1990 Releases

AD&D

Champions of Krynn
1990, $39.95
Gold Box

DragonStrike
Fall 1990, $39.95
by Westwood

Dragons of Flame
1990, $29.95*
Silver Box

Secret of the Silver Blades
1990, $39.95
Gold Box

 

1991 Releases

AD&D

Death Knights of Krynn
Spring 1991, $39.95

Gateway to the Savage Frontier
Spring 1991, $49.95

Fantasy/Science Fiction

Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday
1991, $39.95
TSR-licensed, based on Gold Box engine

Sports

Tony LaRussa's Ultimate Baseball
July 1991, $49.95

Great Teams 1901-'68 Disk
1991 (maybe '92), $19.95

MLBPA 1990 Teams Disk
1991 (maybe '92), $19.95

Strategy

Medieval Lords
Spring 1991, $59.95

(This game never, sadly, appeared in any regular catalog just one of the short supplements, so I am not sure how SSI classified it.  It was by the brilliant designer of Rails West! but the old "Educational Entertainment" label was long gone.  SSI may have considered it a wargame, but with its heavy emphases on economics and politics, strategy may be a more appropriate classification.)

 

 

Vaporware Games

"Afghanistan"

Untitled wargame of the Afghanistan civil war

Objective: Kursk

Reforger '88

War in Russia

 

Vital Statistics:

Active Support: 1983-1991

Last Catalog of Appearance: Summer 1993 Update lists 8 C-64 games.  The most expensive is Gettysburg: The Turning Point, still retailing for $29.95.  That catalog also has the interesting boo-boo of listing the C-64 version of Pool of Radiance as requiring 1MB!

First Game:   

Computer Baseball

Last Game:

Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday (1991) (probably, but maybe Tony LaRussa's Ultimate Baseball which would present the irony of the first and last C-64 games being baseball games.)

Last Wargame:

Overrun (1989)

Last Non-TSR Fantasy Game:

Demon's Winter  (1988)

 

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