Commodore 64 Mastertronic Checklist

The Commodore 64 was the single biggest format covered by Mastertronic with games released on cassette and disk both in Europe and through their American subsidiary Mastertronic Inc. With titles being released from the company’s launch in April 1984, right through to the merger with Virgin and across all the different labels, there were only two of their labels that didn’t cover the C64 and these were based on re-releases.

As with our ZX Spectrum list, because of the sheer number of games released, we will be splitting this over a large number of pages and it will be split into labels as well. It will take time to complete this so please bear with us so we’ll be adding titles to this over time…

Updated: 3rd July 2024

MASTERTRONIC

Number Title Author Sales Cover Art
1C0001 Duck Shoot Shaun Southern,
Mark J Brady (cover)
1C0002 Vegas Jackpot Shaun Southern,
Mark J Brady (cover)
1C0003 Squirm
2C004 The Election Game R A Blunt and E F Prescott
1C0006 Space Walk Richard and David Darling,
Mark J Brady (cover)
1C0007 BMX Racers Richard and David Darling,
Mark J Brady (cover)
IC0010 Jungle Story
IC0014 Orbitron
IC0016 Bionic Granny
IC0021 Spectipede
IC0022 Munch Mania
IC0023 Hektik
1C0026 Sub Hunt
ICD0035 Candidate (disk)
IC0036 Chiller Richard and David Darling
IC0039 Pigs In Space
IC0040 City Fighter
IC0040 Mind Control
IC0041 Dark Star
IC0042 Magic Carpet
IC0044 Challenger
IC0046 Starace
IC0054 The Quest For The Holy Grail
IC0056 Kikstart: Off-Road Simulator Shaun Southern,
Mark J Brady (cover)
IC0057 More Adventures Of Big Mac: The Mad Maintenance Man John Smyth (cover)
IC0058 Formula 1 Simulator Shaun Southern,
Mark J Brady (cover)
IC0059 Finders Keepers David Jones,
John Smyth (cover)
IC0060 1985: The Day After Mark J Brady (cover)
IMC0061 Make Music With Mistertronic John Smyth (cover)
IED0062 Quick Thinking (disk) Mirrorsoft
IC0066 Skyjet
IC0069 Spooks John Smyth (cover)
IC0074 The Captive
IC0077 Action Biker John Smyth (cover)
IC0077 Action Biker (C64/Spectrum sample copy) John Smyth (cover) N/A
IC0078 Nonterraqueous Mark J Brady (cover)
IC0079 BMX Trials
ICD0082 Give My Regards To Broad Street (disk)
IC0083 Hunter Patrol Steve Lee
IC0086 Excaliba John Smyth (cover)
ICD0087 Action Biker (C64/Atari disk)
ICD0088 Ant Attack (disk) David Rowe (cover)
IC0089 One Man And His Droid John Smyth (cover)
IC0091 Space Hunter Mark J Brady (cover)
IC0093 The Human Race John Smyth (cover)
ICD0094 Gates Of Dawn (disk)
IC0095 Zzzz John Smyth (cover)
IC0096 Kane John Darnell,
John Smyth (cover)
ICD0098 Five-A-Side Soccer (disk) Ken Grant
ICD0099 The Slugger (disk)
IC0102 Phantoms Of The Asteroid John Smyth (cover)
IC0104 Kentilla
IC0108 Wing Commander
USA0110 Bump Set Spike Sculptured Software
USA0113 Las Vegas Video Poker Sculptured Software
IC0114 Speed King
USAC0116 Ninja Sculptured Software
ICD0116 Ninja (C64/Atari disk) Sculptured Software
CSTPC0116 Ninja (C64/Atari/PC disk) Sculptured Software
ICD0118 Elektra Glide (C64/Atari disk)
IC0119 Molecule Man John Smyth (cover)
IC0123 S.T.O.R.M
ICD0125 Pro Golf (disk)
IC0127 Hollywood Or Bust
ICD0129 Captain Zapp (disk)
ICD0129 James Clavell’s Shogun (disk)
ICD0131 Bounder (disk)
IC0131 Video Meanies
IC0132 Pipeline 2
IC0133 P.O.D – Proof Of Destruction Shaun Southern,
John Smyth (cover)
IC0134 Panther
IC0135 Street Surfer
IC0136 Los Angeles SWAT
IC0137 Back To Reality
IC0138 Zub

This list will be expanded shortly…

RICOCHET

Ricochet was Mastertronic’s first label dedicated to re-releases and covered games primarily from Martech, Ultimate, Virgin, Melbourne House and Activision. Four titles are currently missing and unknown from the range. However, we have been able to identify three of these for the Commodore 64 as they were moved to the main Mastertronic range, but don’t have what the planned numbers were for them.

Title Original Publisher Sales Cover Art
RC001 Geoff Capes Strongman Martech 9,510
RC003 Crazy Comets Martech 7,501
RC004 Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge Martech 11,106
RC005 Eddie Kidd’s Jump Challenge Martech 15,712
RC006 Outlaws Ultimate 12,108
RC007 Dragonskulle Ultimate 11,277
RC008 Blackwyche Ultimate 11,609
RC015 Knuckle Busters Melbourne House 15,390
RC016 Judge Dredd Melbourne House 11,002
RC017 Bazooka Bill 13,304
RC018 Way Of The Exploding Fist Melbourne House 44,870
RC019 Skate Rock Simulator 17,181
RC020 The Eidolon Activision 7,628
RC021 Ghostbusters Activision 147,108
RC022 Trailblazer Gremlin Graphics 10,143
RC023 Ballblazer Activision 10,130
RC025 Starquake Bubble Bus 8,236
R026 5th Quadrant Bubble Bus 6,529
RC027 Aliens Electric Dreams 31,734
RC028 Dan Dare: Pilot Of The Future Virgin Games 29,094
RC030 Impossible Mission US Gold 18,036
RC031 Little Computer People Activision 15,832
RC033 Hacker Activision 9,151
RC034 FA Cup Football Virgin Games 35,419
RC035 Tau Ceti CRL 24,059
RC036 The Growing Pains Of Adrian Mole Virgin Games 6,979
RC037 Jet Set Willy: The Final Frontier Software Projects 14,194
RC038 Rock ‘n’ Bolt Activision 10,047
RC039 Knightmare Activision 34,357
RC040 X-15 Alpha Mission 11,255
RC042 Erebus 7,783
RC043 How To Be A Complete Bastard Virgin Games 3,749
RC044 Rebel Activision 6,394
RC045 Dan Dare II: Mekon’s Revenge Virgin Games 13,192
RC047 Toy Bizarre Activision 7,063

MASTERTRONIC’S ADDED DIMENSION (M.A.D)

This was Mastertronic’s first spin-off label. The range, priced at £2.99, was intended to promote games of a higher quality than the regular £1.99 Mastertronic range. New styling was introduced with pop art style covers, with a new numbering system providing each game with its own unique number, even for different formats.

It only lasted for a short while, before being revised briefly as the “MADC” range for a secondary run of titles. Additional games were later released bearing the MAD branding (and also MAD X) but the final two uses of the name were incorporated into the main Mastertronic line. The name would later resurface when the company was relaunched by the Mastertronic Group.

Number Title Author Sales Cover Art
MAD 1 The Last V8 David Darling 60,536
MAD 1 The Last V8 (C64/Atari Disk) David Darling 359
MAD 3 Hero Of The Golden Talisman Shaun Southern 39,354
MAD 3 Hero Of The Golden Talisman (Disk) Shaun Southern 366
MAD 5 Master Of Magic Richard Darling 34,123
MAD 5 Master Of Magic (Disk) Richard Darling,
John Smyth (cover)
MAD 9 Spellbound David Jones,
Richard Darling
31,124
MAD 9 Five-A-Side Soccer Ken Grant 14,792

As with most Mastertronic ranges, there are numbers where no games are known or are allocated to other formats so these are not included here.

MAD C

This was the second Mastertronic Added Dimension range and only ran for 8 releases before the label was absorbed into the main range. We believe that it was originally set up to re-release games from publisher Creative Sparks (hence the C in the prefix), but this changed after the first few releases.

Number Title Author Sales Cover Art
MADC 1 Countdown To Meltdown 28,135
MADC 3 Ice Palace 22,016
MADC 4 Hole In One 47,623
MADC 7 180 59,051

UTILITIES

Mastertronic released a small number of utilities although these were standalone titles and were separate to all of the other labels. All of these were re-releases from other publishers.

Author Sales Cover Art
Games Designer Richard and David Darling
Ski Writer

Notes

  • There are a few gaps in every range where no games seem to be on record. This seems to be a common issue and we assume that this is where games were planned for release but were cancelled.
  • Other gaps in the numbering are those that are used by games released on other platforms.
  • There are also instances where there are multiple games released with the same number, or games were incorrectly numbered by Mastertronic’s design company Words And Pictures. This has resulted in additional gaps in the numbering that can be explained by games simply being “shifted” out of place.
  • Sales figures for disk releases are for UK and Europe only and do not include sales for the rest of the world, where most copies would have been sold.

We will be expanding these lists continually over time with more games added to each, additional ranges, more details, cover art and links to reviews.

2 Comments

  1. There is an unofficial German Translation of Duck Shoot done by myself on the Facebook C64.COM account I called it “Ente Jagt”(Duck Hunt), but this is the only place it’s on, I’d did it with a hex editor when I was waiting for my dinner to cook, I tried to translate Spellbound, but due to file data compression that didn’t work, duck shoot was the first Mastertronic I brought in the 80s

    • Did you use something like Action Replay to dive into the code and then saved out the snapshot of the file? I remembered doing something similar years ago with a friend playing around with Ghosts n Goblins swapping the sprites out with Thing On A Spring!

      Think my first Mastertronic game was Vegas Jackpot on the Vic 20. First on the C64 was Finders Keepers which I got the same day I got the machine itself.

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