A downloadable game for Windows
An unknown militarized terrorist unit, known as the X-Force, has occupied the peaceful city of Suburbia. As the top pilot in the world's anti-terrorist squad 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 last year as a three-level, 16KB cartridge game for the RGCD annual C64 game development competition (2014). This currently in-development sequel is a direct response to the feedback received after the first game was released, and this preview version of AVIATOR ARCADE II features:
- High paced 50/60 FPS SHMUP action!
- The first three of ten planned 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 disk!
- PAL/NTSC and GS compatibility!
When finished, we hope that AVIATOR ARCADE II will be 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.
If you'd like to give feedback on what you would like to see in the full game, Mark Hindsbo and Saul cross can be reached on twitter (@mhindsbo and @saulc12) or you can post comments over at CSDB or Lemon64.
Playing AVIATOR ARCADE II on your Commodore 64 or PC
The digital version available here is in the Commdore 64 disk format (D64). This is primarily for use with emulators, but can also be run on a real C64 via hardware such as the 1541 Ultimate II. 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 32-Bit Windows copy with the download together with some simple user instructions (we're nice like that).
To start the game within the emulator, simply unzip the archive and hit the RUN ME batch file. There's also a basic README file that contains brief instructions on how to play.
For full instructions on using VICE, read the docs supplied in the VICE directory.