Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Impossible Mission Commodore 64 Retro
Impossible Mission was released for the Commodore 64 in 1983. Developed by Epyx, the game sees you playing as a secret agent as you attempt to stop an evil scientist (Professor Elvin Atombender), who it is feared is tampering with national security computers. The gameplay has you searching for pieces of a puzzle, which when gathered together must be entered in the main control room, thereby thwarting the Elvins nefarious plans.
Simple you would think, and of course you would be right, if it weren’t for the platforms, lifts, hidden codes, robots, music puzzles, 32 rooms and a heart massaging race against the clock (6 hours to finish the game).
The Commodore 64 version is notable for its early use of synthesized speech, the (at the time) jaw dropping animation of the main character and the all too familiar utterances from Elvin to “destroy him my robots”.
One of the best platformers ever conceived for the C64, Impossible Mission was ported to the Apple II, Atari 7800, ZX Spectrum, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, NES and Sega Master System.
ZZap magazine review
C64 game walkthroughs (scroll down for impossible mission)
C64 emulators and games (yes of course it includes impossible mission)
List of Epyx games
PSP c64 emulator (a PSP port complete with a Level Editor)
The ending, from naisui on Youtube (BIG spoiler)
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