[ Retro Scan of the Week ] L.A. Crackdown

February 16th, 2009 by Benj Edwards

Epyx L.A. Crackdown Ad - 1988Take the law into your own hands.

[ From Compute’s Gazette for Commodore Users, June 1988 ]

Discussion topic of the week: EPYX made a number of great games in the 1980s. Do you have a favorite?

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7 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] L.A. Crackdown”

  1. Jurgi/Fld Says:

    Perhaps I’m not original: World Karate Championship rocks! Great piece of software: amazing music, graphic and gameplay.

  2. Multimedia Mike Says:

    Jumpman. Though that may have been the only Epyx game I played in my childhood. Played it an awful lot.

  3. pinball22 Says:

    Epyx is possibly my favorite game company of all time — Impossible Mission is my favorite, but Jumpman, Winter Games, Summer Games, Pitstop II, Dragonriders of Pern, and Sword of Fargoal (which is really just Epyx-published) are all among my top games ever.

  4. SQLGuru Says:

    I still say “Another vistor. Stay a while. Staaaaaayyy for EVER!”…..usually while alone so no one thinks I’m that weird. Imagine how hard that game is on green screen. I never finished it because I couldn’t put all of the pictures together (but I got good at most of them).

    And of course, the “Games” series. I liked World Games best, but the “offsite backup with frequent integrity checks” that I had had an error on the caber toss, so I could only play it one out of every 10 to 15 tries……and without instructions, figure skating was hard.

  5. Bill Says:

    my 2 favorites from Epyx were Temple of Apshai and also Crush, Crumble and Chomp on the Atari 8 bit…..I still dabble with Temple of Apshai…

  6. Moondog Says:

    Impossible Mission and Summer/ Winter games first came to mind, but I also loved playing Temple of Apshai.

  7. Gruff Ogre Says:

    Impossible Mission, Summer Games, California Games laoding for hours from tape on the C64. Ah they were the days

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