By Rob "Flack" O'Hara
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Playing Commodore 64 games on a real C64 one game at a time. From the author of Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie.
||CleanSprite Castle 038: Snokie||Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s SNOKIE, the 1983 action-packed platform game from FunSoft, Inc. Link: Forum 64/Protovision Game Competition Link: Rescuing Orc Download ringtones from the game HERE. iTunes | RSS | Facebook | Twitter […]||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 037: Wizball||Bounce along with the castle as we take a look at one of the best and most innovative games for the Commodore 64 — 1987’s WIZBALL. Link: Amigathon 2017! Link: C64 and Amiga Classix Remakes Sixpack (Steam) Link: Lode Runner […]||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 036: Law of the West||Get yer spurs and strap on your piece. In this episode of Sprite Castle we’re paintin’ the town led in Accolade’s 1985 release, LAW OF THE WEST. Link: @C64month (Twitter) Link: Ultimate64 Link: Galencia Download ringtones from the game HERE. […]||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 035: Samantha Fox Strip Poker||[Patreon.com/RobOHara] Once voted “the most unerotic strip poker game” by Power Play Magazine, on this week’s show we take 1986’s Samantha Fox Strip Poker out for a spin. Download ringtones from the game HERE. iTunes | RSS | Facebook | […]||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 034: BC’s Quest for Tires||[Patreon.com/RobOHara] What better hero than a caveman on a unicycle? On this episode of Sprite Castle, we’re rollin’ deep as we discuss the first game I ever saw on a Commodore 64: BC’s Quest for Tires, released by Sierra On-Line, […]||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 033: Skate or Die||[Patreon.com/RobOHara] This week we’re here to skate, die, and chew bubble gum, and Lester stole our bubble gum and punched us in the eye. On this week’s game, we play one of my favorite games of all time: SKATE OR […]||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 032: Ghostbusters||Support my podcasts on Patreon.com/RobOHara We here in the Castle ‘aint afraid of no ghosts, and you definitely shouldn’t be afraid of this classic Commodore 64 game based on the original movie. It’s GHOSTBUSTERS, released by Activision in 1984.||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 031: Complete Computer Fireworks Celebration Kit||Support my podcasts on Patreon.com/RobOHara Happy 4th of July! On this mini-episode of Sprite Castle, we delve into one of the weirder programs on the Commodore 64, Activision’s 1985 COMPLETE COMPUTER FIREWORKS CELEBRATION KIT. Download the game in .||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 030: Sword of Fargoal||Support my podcasts on Patreon.com! In most Rogue-like games you start off with a sword. In this one, you’re in search of one! Fire up your Commodore 64 and join us as we go in search of this 1983 classic […]||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 029: One on One||With the Oklahoma City Thunder in the playoffs, what better time to dip back into the game that launched EA Sports (“It’s in the game!”). On this episode of Sprite Castle, we’ll be taking it to the hoop with 1984’s […]||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 028: Wonderboy||It looks like Super Mario Bros., it plays like Super Mario Bros., it’s… WONDERBOY, the 1987 Activision port of the 1986 Sega arcade game that is a lot like 1985’s Super Mario Bros. Download the game in .D64 format HERE. […]||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 027: Adventureland||Warm up your typing fingers and jump into the wonderful world of Scott Adams’ adventures with the first text adventure ever released for home computers, ADVENTURELAND. Download the game in .D64 format HERE. Download ringtones from the game HERE.||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 026: Archon||The eternal battle between the light and the dark takes place here in this week’s 1984 game from Electronic Arts, ARCHON. Download the game in .D64 format HERE. Download ringtones from the game HERE. Congratulations to MICHAEL D’ANGELO, this episode||3/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 025: Radar Rat Race||One blue mouse, one blue mouse, see how he runs, see how he runs in this 1982 game published by Commodore themselves, RADAR RAT RACE. If you would like to play along, you can find download links to emulators along […]||2/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 024: Karate Champ||Kick, punch, it’s all in the mind! On this episode of Sprite Castle, we kick things up and break ’em back down with the 1985 Data East game KARATE CHAMP. If you would like to play along, you can find […]||2/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 023: Labyrinth||David Bowie (as Jareth, the Goblin King in Labyrinth) said, “Everything I’ve done, I’ve done for you.” In honor of David Bowie and this wonderful movie that so many of us grew up loving in the 1980s, I decided to […]||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 022: Return of the Jedi||So it’s not Star Wars Battlefront, but it’s the next best thing! On this week’s episode of Sprite castle, we take a look at Domark’s arcade conversion of Atari’s classic Star Wars arcade game, 1987’s RETURN OF THE JEDI. If […]||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 021: Gremlins||Keep them away from bright lights, don’t get them wet, and never feed them after midnight! On this week’s episode of Sprite castle, we take a look at Atarisoft’s only non-arcade conversion for the Commodore 64, 1984’s GREMLINS. If you […]||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 020: Little Computer People||More of a simulation than a game but no less fun, on this week’s episode we take a look at an innovative and unique title, 1985’s LITTLE COMPUTER PEOPLE by Activision. If you would like to play along, you can […]||10/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 019: Shamus||In this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shooter, you’ll face more spiral drones, robo-droids, and snap jumpers than you can shake an ion-shiv at in your quest to defeat the Shadow in this week’s game, 1983’s SHAMUS by Synapse Software. If you would like||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 018: The Goonies||HEY YOUUU GUUUYS! This episode’s game is good — good enough for me — ah YA YA YA YA YA! Take control of Josh, Mikey, Mouth, Sloth, and the rest of the gang in through eight co-op levels in 1985’s […]||9/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 017: Montezuma’s Revenge||Snakes, spiders and skulls — oh my! After getting distracted for a few minutes by one-star Yelp reviews for Panchos Mexican Buffet, I get into this episodes adventure which is 1984’s MONTEZUMA’S REVENGE. If you would like to play along, […]||9/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 016: MicroLeague Wrestling||Atomic elbows! Leg drops! Head smashes! OH YEAH! On this week’s episode of Sprite Castle we wrestle with the world’s most strategic wrestling game, 1987’s MICROLEAGUE WRESTLING. If you would like to play along, you can find download links to […]||8/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 015: Mail Order Monsters||If you ever wanted to arm a worm with a laser pistol (and some hands) and put it up against a LyonBear, MAIL ORDER MONSTERS (Electronic Arts, 1985) is the game for you! If you would like to play along, […]||8/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 014: 720||Get ready to SKATE OR DIE with this 2-for-1 episode! On episode 14 of Sprite Castle we discuss not one but TWO Commodore 64 ports of the Atari classic arcade game 720, released in 1987 by US Gold (in the […]||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 013: Friday the 13th||Lock your doors and check the closet… not that that’ll save you. For episode 13 of Sprite Castle this week we’re doing Friday the 13th by Domark. This is one of the games I originally did during the video run […]||6/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 012: Commando||Lock and load, people! This week’s game is Commando, and I also talk a little about the recently released updated version Commando Arcade SE as well. Commando was released in 1985 and the Special Edition was released in 2015. How […]||6/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 011: Jumpman||Officially this week’s game is Jumpman, although we also give Jumpman Junior a shout out as well. Both games were released by Epyx for the Commodore 64 in 1983. If you wondered why Jumpman was collecting pumpkins (like I did […]||5/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 010: Track and Field||Commodore 64 Game Reviews||4/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 009: Donkey Kong Junior||Move over Daddy Kong, Junior is here to save you in the sequel to the original Nintendo smash hit Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Junior! Although the arcade version of Donkey Kong Junior was released all the way back in 1982, […]||4/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 008: Druid||Welcome, Druid who looks suspiciously like the Wizard from Gauntlet! On today’s episode of Sprite Castle I play Firebird’s 1986 classic Druid, which may or may not have been inspired by Atari’s Gauntlet. But totally was. If you would like […]||3/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 007: 4th and Inches||Ready, set, HUT! On episode seven of Sprite Castle, I play Accolade’s 1986 classic football game 4th and Inches. Or as people in Europe call it, “American Football.” If you would like to play along, you can find download links […]||2/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 006: Break Street||Forget Breakin’, forget Beat Street… this week’s game is it’s 1984’s Break Street by Creative Software! Get your parachute pants on and get ready for some vicious street battles. If you would like to play along, you can find links […]||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 005: California Games||This week’s game is awesome, radical, and totally tubular — it’s 1987’s California Games by Epyx! Also on this episode I talk about how you can become the honorary “King of the Castle” each episode. Listen closely! If you would […]||1/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 004: H.E.R.O.||If you’ve been holding out for a hero, you’re in luck — on this week’s episode of Sprite Castle I play and discuss H.E.R.O., the 1984 game by Activision. If you would like to play along, you can find links […]||5/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 003: Bruce Lee||Hi ya and HiYA!! In episode 003 of Sprite Castle I play and discuss Bruce Lee, the 1984 game by Datasoft. Bruce Lee is for 1-2 players. If you would like to play along, you can find links to download […]||3/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 002: Winter Games||Brr! In episode 002 of Sprite Castle I play and discuss Winter Games, the second game in Epyx’s “Games” series. Winter Games was released in 1985 by Epyx, features 7 events, and is for 1-8 players. If you would like […]||3/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 001: Sid Meier’s Pirates!||Ahoy, landlubbers! In the debut episode of Sprite Castle I play and discuss Sid Meier’s Pirates!, published by MicroProse for the Commodore 64 in 1987. You can find download links for the Commodore 64 emulator “Vice” along with all the […]||2/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSprite Castle 000: Introduction||Welcome to “Sprite Castle 3.0,” aka “Sprite Castle the Audio Podcast!” This 15 minute episode is a brief introduction to the show which explains who I am and what you can expect from future episodes. [Links] Sprite Castle’s Official Forum […]||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
It's what you crave.
For being the best selling home computer of all time there is a depressingly small amount of Commodore 64 podcasts.Thankfully Rob has stepped up to the plate and delivered with Sprite Castle. If you spent your teenage years playing C64 games, then this podcast is for you. Rob not only revisits games I remember playing, but also turns me on to ones I have tragically overlooked. I would recommend this excellent podcast to anyone who enjoys retro computer games, or to those who do not understand the COMMODORE 64 IS THE GREATEST COMPUTER OF ALL TIME (not the Apple II Carrington). ;)
Sprite Castle is the best!
I'm a huge fan of Sprite Castle! If you're a fan of the C64 then you should be too! Flack is the best!!!
More Flack podcast gold!
Another great podcast from Rob "Flack" O'Hara! These are a quick, fun and informative listen... Even if you grew up playing on the Atari 800XL like I did! Thanks Flack!