Commodore 64

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Commodore 64
DesignerCommodore Business Machines
ManufacturerCommodore Business Machines
CPUNTSC: 1.023 MHz MOS 6510/8500
PAL: 0.985 MHz MOS 6510/8500
GraphicsVIC-II, 320 × 200, 16 colors
RAM64 KB RAM and 20 KB ROM
MediaCommodore Datasette
5¼ floppy disk
ReleaseAugust 1982
Added to museumNot yet

The Commodore 64, abbreviated as the C64 or CBM C64, was a computer by Commodore Business Machines.

History

The Commodore 64 was the third computer by Commodore Business Machines. The '64' in the name comes from the fact that the Commodore 64 has 64 kilobytes of RAM.

It was demonstrated at the Winter CES from the 7th to the 10th of January in 1982.

The Commodore 64 was first released in August 1982.

Market success

The Commodore 64 became one of the most popular low-end computer in most markets throughout most of the 1980s, due in large part to the fact that it was sold in retail stores as well as electronic stores.

By the time that it was discontinued in April 1994, it had sold between 12.5 and 17 million units worldwide.

Legacy of the Commodore 64

The legacy of the Commodore 64 remains, even after its heyday. Independent games continue to be produced for the system to this day.

Several plug and play video game consoles have been sold based on the Commodore 64, including the lines of THEC64 products by Retro Games.

Emulated Commodore 64 games owned by the WEC Museum

Title Developer Release Added to Museum Notes
Alleykat Andrew Braybrook 1986 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection and THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Anarchy Michael Sentinella 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
The Arc of Yesod Robert Tinman 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Armalyte - Competition Edition Cyberdyne Systems 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Avenger Jason Perkins, Mark Charles Rogers 1981 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Battle Valley Simon Wellard 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Boulder Dash Simon Wellard 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Bounder Christian Shrigley, Andrew Green, Robert Toone 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Break Dance Stephen Beck 1984 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Bushido Graftgold 1989 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection owned by WEC Museum.
California Games Epyx 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Chip's Challenge Tom Pinnock 1990 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Coil Cop Jason Perkins, Mark Charles Rogers, Chris Kerry, Colin Dooley 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Confuzion Paul Shirley 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II Shaun Southern 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Creatures Apex Computer Productions 1990 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Cyberdyne Warrior John Rowlands 1989 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine Nick Jones 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Cybernoid II: The Revenge Nick Jones 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Deflektor Jason Perkins 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Destroyer Chuck Sommerville, Michael Kosaka 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Everyone's a Wally Mikro-Gen 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Firelord John Cumming 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Galencia Jason Aldred 2017 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Gateway to Apshai‏‎ The Connelley Group 1983 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Gribbly's Day Out Andrew Braybrook 1985 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection and THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Gribbly's Special Day Out Andrew Braybrook 1986 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection owned by WEC Museum.
Hawkeye The Boys Without Brains 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Head the Ball Graftgold 1989 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection owned by WEC Museum.
Heartland Keith Robinson 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Herobotix Steven Collins 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Highway Encounter Vortex Software 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Hunter's Moon Martin Walker 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Hysteria Tony Pomfret 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Impossible Mission Dan Caswell 1984 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Impossible Mission II Novotrade 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Intensity Graftgold 1987 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection owned by WEC Museum.
IO Doug Hare 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Jumpman Randy Glover 1983 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Jumpman II Randy Glover 2018 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Magnetron Graftgold 1987 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection owned by WEC Museum.
Mega Apocolypse Simon Nicol 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Mission A.D. Marc Dawson 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Monty on the Run Jason Perkins 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Morpheus Graftgold 1987 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection owned by WEC Museum.
Nebulus John M. Phillips 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Netherworld Jukka Tapanmaki 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Nobby the Aardvark Dave Clarke 1993 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Nodes of Yesod Keith Robinson 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Paradroid Andrew Braybrook 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on The Graftgold Collection and THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Heavy Metal Paradroid Andrew Braybrook 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on The Graftgold Collection owned by WEC Museum.
Paradroid Competition Edition Andrew Braybrook 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on The Graftgold Collection owned by WEC Museum.
Pitstop II Dennis Caswell, Steve Landrum 1984 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Ranarama Gary J. Foreman 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Robin of the Wood Marc Dawson 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Rubicon Joachim Ljunggren, Fredrik Kahl 1991 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Silicon Warrior John W.S. Marvin 1984 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Skate Crazy Andrew Green, Robert Toone 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Skool Daze Microsphere 1984 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Snare Rob Stevens 1989 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Soldier of Fortune Graftgold 1989 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Speedball Pantheon 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Speedball 2 - Brutal Deluxe Carl Muller 1990 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Spindizzy Paul Shirley 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Star Paws John Darnell 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Steel Rack It 1989 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Street Sports Baseball Greg Omi 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Street Sports Basketball Andrew Spencer 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Street Sports Soccer Stephen M. Thomas, K-Byte 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Summer Games Epyx 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Super Cycle Stephen H. Landrum 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Super Off Road Leland Corporation, Graftgold 1989 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection owned by WEC Museum.
Sword of Fargoal Jeff McCord 1982 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Temple of Asphai Trilogy Steve Bryson, Stephen H. Landrum 1985 April 24, 2019 (Remakes of Temple of Apshai, Upper Reaches of Apshai, and Curse of Ra)
Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Thing on a Spring Jason Perkins 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Thing Bounces Back Jason Perkins, Mark Charles Rogers, Chris Kerry, Colin Dooley 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Tower Toppler John M. Phillips 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Trailblazer Shaun Hollingworth, Peter M. Harrap, Chris Kerry 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Uchi Mata Andy Walker 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Uridium Andrew Braybrook 1986 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection and THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Uridium Plus Andrew Braybrook 1986 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection owned by WEC Museum.
Wanted: Monty Mole Anthony Crowther 1984 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
West Bank Dinamic 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Who Dares Wins II Tommy Atkins 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Winter Games Action Graphics 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
World Games K-Byte 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.
Zynaps John Cumming 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini owned by WEC Museum.