Early last week we reported that the C64 for iPhone emulator [App Store] would soon be getting global leaderboards and achievements for in-library games via the OpenFeint network. These features were rolled out yesterday as part of the v1.4 update.

The final list of these updates is as follows:

  • Jupiter Lander: leaderboards and achievements
  • Lemans: leaderboards and achievements
  • Arctic Shipwreck: leaderboards
  • Uridium: leaderboards
  • Nebulus: leaderboards
  • Paradroid: leaderboards and achievements when you own the 999 droid
  • NOTE: High scores are recorded only when trainer is OFF

As the in-app games themselves were changed to facilitate these enhancements, they must be "purchased" again from within the application before the global network features can be utilized (at no additional cost to the user). The developer also indicates that the emulator environment received certain performance enhancements that allow iPhone 3GS and 3G iPod touch units to run all games at a solid 50fps for smoother gameplay.

Manomio indicates that the upcoming v1.5 update will be focused on usability and playability; controls and the UI will get some work. Details on these will be forthcoming on the developer's blog.

Another very interesting bit of news comes from forum reader killy billy who spotted seven new games listed in the C64 in-app shop yesterday but, as yet, unavailable for purchase. The list of games he saw follows.

We grabbed the update and took at look at the app's game shop, but the indicated games were not listed, presumably pulled until available for actual purchase. Let's hope they reappear with full global network integreation -- and soon. What a superb list of titles it seems Manomio has in store for us. All are highly playable, but Archer MacLean's International Karate, a C64 favorite, and David Braben and Ian Bell's seminal space trader Elite, considered the best game ever written by many critics, are particularly welcome.

We'll let readers know when these games appear for purchase within the app and will pass on further news and information surrounding this great emulator as we get it.

App Store Link: C64 for iPhone, $4.99

  • Mark

    Yammy!!!!! Super... Like Commodore64!!!!

  • Mark

    Yammy!!!!! Super... Like Commodore64!!!!

  • Currently Playing

    Interested to see how Elite will work. It's still my fave game of all time

  • Currently Playing

    Interested to see how Elite will work. It's still my fave game of all time

  • Steve

    I'm waiting for the SportTime/DesignStar games like Ice Hockey, Soccer, and Basketball. Those were the very first good GM sports games. I think they even had an Indoor Soccer game that was similar. If C64 can get those, I'm a buyer hands down.

  • Steve

    I'm waiting for the SportTime/DesignStar games like Ice Hockey, Soccer, and Basketball. Those were the very first good GM sports games. I think they even had an Indoor Soccer game that was similar. If C64 can get those, I'm a buyer hands down.

  • Crosslink

    Need Montezuma's Revenge...instant buy for me when that hits.

  • Crosslink

    Need Montezuma's Revenge...instant buy for me when that hits.

  • Moggy Lloyd

    Wow - Elite? I've heard so much about that game but never actually played it. The C64 app might be worth getting for that game alone when it becomes available.

  • Moggy Lloyd

    Wow - Elite? I've heard so much about that game but never actually played it. The C64 app might be worth getting for that game alone when it becomes available.

  • http://www.ChronoSoft.com CommanderData

    Wow, Elite! I've missed the C64 bandwagon, but I will finally buy it when they make Elite available :)

  • http://www.ChronoSoft.com CommanderData

    Wow, Elite! I've missed the C64 bandwagon, but I will finally buy it when they make Elite available :)

  • James Cude

    Gah- finally Elite one decent game. The rest of the lineup completely sucks- what a shame this emulator rocks otherwise.

    • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

      I think most C64 gamers would strongly disagree with you on that.

    • TKO

      Wow. So so terribly uninformed. Elite got 97% in Zzap64 back in the day (but it was reviewed by just one guy, unusually ..later they said if it was a normal 3 person review it would have received a lower score and probably no gold medal.) ..and what else is on the list? PARADROID! Also received 97% ..its sequel, Uridium, 94% ..Nebulus, 97% ..Laser Squad, 83% ..Kickstart II, 86% ..Bruce Lee, 88% ..Cybernoid, 93%

      Damn nice list of games they've managed to compile so far, considering all the legal red tape they have to get through to lisence them all. Elite is still a good one.. but it's almost average when compared to some of the other games in Manomio's list.

  • James Cude

    Gah- finally Elite one decent game. The rest of the lineup completely sucks- what a shame this emulator rocks otherwise.

    • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

      I think most C64 gamers would strongly disagree with you on that.

    • TKO

      Wow. So so terribly uninformed. Elite got 97% in Zzap64 back in the day (but it was reviewed by just one guy, unusually ..later they said if it was a normal 3 person review it would have received a lower score and probably no gold medal.) ..and what else is on the list? PARADROID! Also received 97% ..its sequel, Uridium, 94% ..Nebulus, 97% ..Laser Squad, 83% ..Kickstart II, 86% ..Bruce Lee, 88% ..Cybernoid, 93%

      Damn nice list of games they've managed to compile so far, considering all the legal red tape they have to get through to lisence them all. Elite is still a good one.. but it's almost average when compared to some of the other games in Manomio's list.

  • MrMuesli

    I'm curious if Manomio are considering in-game instructions? I'm on an iPod and mostly away from any wifi. Ok for the simple games, but for something like Elite, I'd quite like to know what's going on!

  • MrMuesli

    I'm curious if Manomio are considering in-game instructions? I'm on an iPod and mostly away from any wifi. Ok for the simple games, but for something like Elite, I'd quite like to know what's going on!

  • Vince

    I would consider Jumpman a good reason to buy this. I've been waiting for that on the iphone.

    • Cranker

      Me too :) I will buy it if Jumpman has leaderboards...........anyone know if it does ?

      Too bad no Gianna sisters :(

  • Vince

    I would consider Jumpman a good reason to buy this. I've been waiting for that on the iphone.

    • Cranker

      Me too :) I will buy it if Jumpman has leaderboards...........anyone know if it does ?

      Too bad no Gianna sisters :(

  • Adams Immersive

    I’d love to have the old C64 Lode Runner (red, if you please) with level editor... plus some obscure method to import my levels I already made on floppy :)

    • Cranker

      yes please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Adams Immersive

    I’d love to have the old C64 Lode Runner (red, if you please) with level editor... plus some obscure method to import my levels I already made on floppy :)

    • Cranker

      yes please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Currently Playing

    If you want Elite now, just google Oolite, a great open source version

    • http://www.quantum-sheep.com quantumsheep

      Elite on the iPhone! I've just died and gone to heaven! Would be nice if you could play these 'full screen' instead of the retro TV that only takes up half the screen.

      Great stuff though!

      • Enderr Wiggin

        quantumsheep - just turn the device sideways and it goes full screen...

      • TKO

        Yup, in landscape orientation you get a full-screen (with monitor-bezel) view .. and you can tap the logo at the bottom of the screen and it goes totally full screen. It's done by the same people who did the Flashback port on the iPhone ..the landscape mode is much the same as that.

        I'm not sure why review sites don't show screenshots of that more often. It's a pretty important feature.

  • Currently Playing

    If you want Elite now, just google Oolite, a great open source version

    • http://www.quantum-sheep.com quantumsheep

      Elite on the iPhone! I've just died and gone to heaven! Would be nice if you could play these 'full screen' instead of the retro TV that only takes up half the screen.

      Great stuff though!

      • Enderr Wiggin

        quantumsheep - just turn the device sideways and it goes full screen...

      • TKO

        Yup, in landscape orientation you get a full-screen (with monitor-bezel) view .. and you can tap the logo at the bottom of the screen and it goes totally full screen. It's done by the same people who did the Flashback port on the iPhone ..the landscape mode is much the same as that.

        I'm not sure why review sites don't show screenshots of that more often. It's a pretty important feature.

  • Anonymous

    Jumpman! Yes!

  • Anonymous

    Jumpman! Yes!

  • TKO

    Um, why does the article say "presumably" those games were pulled until available for purchage? Kiloo_Jeppe actually *stated* in the main c64 thread: "It seems like you got a glimpse of what we've been playing around with here at Manomio & Kiloo, but unfortunately the only official new titles are Trailblazer & Microprose Soccer. The store should be fixed ASAP. Nevertheless, now you know that we actually are working on some amazing titles."

    The thread, and this particualr post, is here: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=810135&posted=1#post822278

  • TKO

    Um, why does the article say "presumably" those games were pulled until available for purchage? Kiloo_Jeppe actually *stated* in the main c64 thread: "It seems like you got a glimpse of what we've been playing around with here at Manomio & Kiloo, but unfortunately the only official new titles are Trailblazer & Microprose Soccer. The store should be fixed ASAP. Nevertheless, now you know that we actually are working on some amazing titles."

    The thread, and this particualr post, is here: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=810135&posted=1#post822278

  • http://www.battery-mag.us/ batterymag

    oh,what games.........

  • http://www.battery-mag.us/ batterymag

    oh,what games.........