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

Let the battle for galactic supremacy begin!

Space Lords is a 1-4 player space-station smashing battle-game for the Commodore 64/128 home computer that supports a huge variety of controllers (joysticks, mice, paddles, keyboard and the Protovision 4-Player adapter) and includes several game modes for either tournaments or single play sessions.

Initially released as one of the higher scoring entries in 2011's C64 16KB Cartridge Competition, ALeX, Retrofan and Taxim from P1X3L.NET are proud to present the 'Centaurus' version of the game on a 16KB cartridge courtesy of RGCD, complete with a space-freighter load of aesthetic and gameplay improvements over the previous Andromeda and Andromeda II builds.

Space Lords features:

  • 1-4 player interstellar mayhem (Protovision 4-player adapter required)!
  • Supports joystick, paddle, keyboard and mouse control!
  • Multiple game modes!
  • Fiendish AI opponents!
  • Beautiful graphics and an awesome SID soundtrack!
  • Full PAL & NTSC compatiblity!

For further information on the game, please check the press kit.

Playing Space Lords 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).

Buy Space Lords on Cartridge for your Commodore 64 Computer!

Enjoyed Space Lords 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 manual, vinyl stickers and even a postcard, just like in the good old days!

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

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
Tags8-Bit, Arcade, Commodore 64, Multiplayer, Retro


Space Lords (C64 Binaries and VICE) 42 MB
Space Lords (C64 Binaries Only) 1 MB

Install instructions

C64 Compatibility Notes

Space Lords has been tested on both PAL and NTSC machines, and works on the C64, C128 and GS. Space Lords has been designed to be NTSC compatible. The music and gameplay, however, does still play fractionally faster on NTSC machines and there is a limit to three balls being active in the arena.

VICE Emulator Notes

As mentioned above, we've thoughtfully packaged the game download with VICE for Windows, Mac and Linux.

To start the game within the emulator, simply unzip the archive and hit that RUN ME file.

Joystick in port two has been mapped to the cursor keys and left-control (ctrl).

To toggle full screen, press ALT and ENTER together.

For full instructions on using VICE, read the docs supplied in the VICE directory. A full manual for the game, in English and German, is also provided (as a text file and pdf).

For more info, read the provided READ ME 1ST.TXT and HELP.TXT files :)