|VIC-20's massive marketing campaign.|
|The VIC Czar|
The software industry was in its infancy then, too. One brand that always intrigued me was Nüfekop, and I didn't know why. My friends and I certainly owned a lot of their games, but they somehow also managed to create an identity akin to what Commodore was doing with the VIC-20. The two went hand-in-hand in many ways, which helped define the whole VIC experience at the time.
|Compute! rated 5/10.|
|Compute! rated 9/10.|
|Compute! rated 10/10.|
|Nüfekop cassette tape|
"Right about at the time of the big crash in 1984, a company (I can't remember the name...) out of Canada, with great credit references, offered to buy most everything we had in the warehouse, on 90 day terms. They seemed very legit, they haggled to get the price per piece way down, but it was a huge sale, maybe $150,000. We shipped, they never paid. Over the years I've heard the same story from several other small companies. I think it was a fairly organized attempt to either simply rip off starving companies or intentionally drive them out of business." - Scott Elder (June 30, 2010)
Alien Panic [CG008] ... $9.95
Antimatter Splatter ... $19.95 (review)
Collide [CG026] ... $9.95
Defender on Tri (3K+) ... $16.95 (review)
Escape [CG066] ... $9.95
Exterminator by Ken Grant ... $19.95 (review)
Invasion [CG036] ... $9.95
Journey [CE106] ... $9.95
King's Ransom ... $?.??
Krazy Kong [CG054] ... $9.95 (review)
Rescue from Nufon [CG058] ... $9.95
Search [CG056] ... $9.95
Spellit [CE106] ... $9.95
Target [CG016] ... $9.95
Times+ ... $9.95 - Educational game.
Vikman [CG002] ... $9.95