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What Would Far Cry 3 Look Like on the Commodore 64?

Okay, demakes or whatever you want to call them are pretty cool.  Some are just similar enough to the source material to make them really cool.  While Halo 2600 was too different to really be as cool as everyone made it out to be, it was still cool because of who made it.  Another popular game of today that has just gotten a demake video (unlike Halo 2600 which was fully playable) is Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.  Far Cry 3 shows what it might look like had, or would, Ubi Soft released an official version for the defunct Commodore 64 gaming computer.

Of course the first person shooter (FPS) elements are all but gone- there simply is no way that the C64 could replicate them effectively.  That leaves demake artist Majami Hiroz in a predicament, how he overcame the visual challenge is quite cool.  The feel of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is there and that is what matters.

Majami Hiroz has gone so far as to create a commercial for the Commodore 64 version of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, complete with a cassette tape that could pass as official.  Yeah, he made the game appear to be a cassette release rather the 5.25” floppy disks, the other choice gaming delivery method for Commodore 64 owners.  The cassette tape is just awesome and more nostalgic than disks would have been, at least I think so.

What Majami Hiroz has created is a side scrolling, layered field, action game.  Enemies attack and you can move, similar to Commando.  Moving up and down to avoid enemy fire while returning fire appears to be the key to survival in this demake.  I say appears because it will probably never be released in any form other than a Youtube video.

Source: Indie Retro News

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