A downloadable Commodore 64 game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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An unknown militarized terrorist unit, known as the X-Force, has occupied the peaceful city of Suburbia. As the top pilot in the Earth Defence Force (EDF) the job of defeating the terrorists falls to you!

Flying your state of the art attack helicopter you are sent into what seems to be a straight forward seek-and-destroy mission - but as the story unfolds it will become apparent that the X-Force's goal is more sinister than anyone could have imagined...

Grab your joystick, save the world, and see if you can get that all-time high score!

The initial version of AVIATOR ARCADE was released as a three-level, 16KB cartridge game for the RGCD annual C64 game development competition (in 2014). This greatly enhanced sequel, AVIATOR ARCADE II is a direct response to the feedback received after the first game was released, and  features:

  • High octane 50/60 FPS SHMUP action!
  • Ten action packed levels!
  • All new background and sprite graphics!
  • Bosses at the end of each level!
  • Weapon and armour power-ups!
  • Three difficulty levels, auto-fire and more options!
  • Upgraded sound and bomb effects!
  • High score list and options saved to cartridge and disk!
  • Full PAL/NTSC compatibility!

Developed by Mark Hindsbo, Saul Cross and Thomas Petersen, AVIATOR ARCADE II is arguably one of the best vertical shoot-em-up games available for the Commodore 64, offering players a console quality arcade experience on the humble 8-Bit home computer! 

AVIATOR ARCADE II is a Psytronik and RGCD Production.

Playing AVIATOR ARCADE II on Windows, Mac or Linux

Please note that the downloadable Commodore 64 version available here is primarily for use with emulators, but can also be run on a real C64 via hardware such as the 1541 Ultimate II or Turbo Chameleon. For emulator users, we recommend VICE, as it works on a variety of operating systems and is very user friendly. In fact, we've even included a pre-configured Windows, Mac and Linux version of the emulator with the download as well as some simple user instructions (we're nice like that).

NOTE: AVIATOR ARCADE II is available for download here as a .D64 file only. The cartridge version was designed for the GMOD2 PCB, which is not currently emulated on hardware. To avoid confusion, the cartridge ROM has been omitted from the download.

Buy AVIATOR ARCADE II on Cartridge/Disk for your Commodore 64 Computer!

Enjoyed AVIATOR ARCADE II on your modern-day PC? Have an old Commodore 64 stashed away in the loft? Well, you'd be a fool not to grab a physical copy of the C64 version - it comes boxed with a vinyl sticker, badges, an A3 poster, full-colour manual and even a postcard, just like in the good old days!

Head on over to our online store to order your copy today :)

AVIATOR ARCADE II will also be available soon to order on 5.25" diskette from our comrades at Psytronik Software.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(18 total ratings)
TagsCommodore 64, Retro, rgcd, Shoot 'Em Up, vertical


Buy Now$2.99 USD or more

In order to download this Commodore 64 game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Aviator Arcade II (C64 Binaries and VICE) 48 MB
Aviator Arcade II (C64 Binaries Only) 7 MB

Download demo

Aviator Arcade II Preview (C64 Binaries and VICE) 41 MB
Aviator Arcade II Preview (C64 Binaries Only) 113 kB

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