Harvey Smith Showjumper
So I downloaded this Commodore 64 game called Harvey Smith Showjumper. It's....interesting. It would be a lot easier if I actually had a joystick but I'll survive. (I used WinVICE for my emulator. Not too bad.)
If you have no idea what the C64 is, check out this: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=98
No CDs -- they used cartridges, cassettes (yes, the same kind you play music on, except if you put it into a cassette player it'd sound like dial-up), and floppy disks. Couldn't find a description, really. But the game's from the 80s. So I started up the game and got this opening screen, which is nice considering it's 8-bit graphics.
I couldn't figure out how to get past it for a minute, it just said "Press Fire To Continue." Then I figured out to set up the numeric keypad as the joystick. Yay! So this is pretty simple enough:
I just hit P to play the course. I'm not quite sure how the course designer would work, I didn't get a chance to muck around in that. So I end up riding a prancing horse:
I have a habit of using the arrow keys so it took a bit to turn him around. And it's pretty hard to hit the print screen button at the same time, so the next screenshot, which is supposed to be the horse jumping, isn't so good:
So...an interesting game if you like 8-bit games. Or old computers. Or C64s. I like C64s, although I don't have one.
Want to try it yourself? Here's the game: http://www.c64.com/games/no-frame.php?showid=2160&searchfor=&searchfor_special=h&from=10&range=10
And an emulator: http://www.viceteam.org/