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Arcadia (Commodore 64)

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Description

Arcadia is a space shoot 'em up along the lines of Galaxians and Space Invaders. You have a ship at the bottom of the screen. Enemy ships come at you in waves scrolling across the screen from right to left. There are eight levels. When the last level has been completed the game cycles to level one again and continues with no increase in difficulty. You get an extra life if you clear 4 waves. They keep on coming and the object is to get a high score.

Interesting key mapping on this game: the bottom row of keys moves left & right, but they are mapped alternately so Z, C, B, M and SPACE move you right while CAP SHIFT, X, V, N, and SYMBOL SHIFT move you left. The middle row of keys (A, S, D, etc) power the thrusters while the top row (Q, W, E, etc) fire the dual lasers.

Screenshots

Arcadia Commodore 64 Fighting as enemies advance.
Arcadia Commodore 64 They got me.
Arcadia Commodore 64 Title screen and main menu
Arcadia Commodore 64 Prepare for level 01

Alternate Titles

  • "Arcadia 64" -- Commodore 64 title

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1984 5 out of 10 50

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Awards

  • Computer & Video Games Golden Joystick Awards
    • 1983 - #4 in the Game of the Year category
    • 1983 - #3 in the Best Arcade Style Game category

LepricahnsGold (79698) added Arcadia (Commodore 64) on Aug 17, 2010
Other platforms contributed by Rola (7403), piltdown_man (76908) and Kabushi (126820)