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Old 29-09-17, 01:53 PM
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Man I want one of these. I never had a C64 there was just no way my mum could afford it. Any way, after being ran over when I was 7 years old (bad, was hospitalised for 3 months, then nearly a year in physio) my mother became a little over protective. TBH? she still is today but I can't blame her I nearly died.

Any way what does that have to do with the C64? well, when I was about 11 or 12 I had a talk with my mum and said she needed to let me live my life more. As such we agreed that I was allowed to get on the bus and travel to the computer shop about 5 miles away, would buy a game, then return home on the bus.

So every Saturday morning I would get on the bus and take the trip, then spend a couple of hours browsing through the games and new releases, would then buy a game with my pocket money and return home to play it all weekend.

Any way, this shop (I can't remember the name of it now) had a C64 set up with a monitor. And every weekend they would leave it running Impossible Mission. I would stand there for ages waiting for it to speak.. "Kill him, my robots !" and so on. My jaw would hit the deck, and I longed for a C64. Sadly it never happened, so I would love to buy this and make my childhood dream come true.

I always hated how Speccy games would have screenshots of the C64 on the back. That s**t was like being taunted and punished every time I bought a bloody game

Thing is, through all of that it was still the basic Mastertronic games that got the most play time in my house. I remember a game called "Election Day" where you basically had to rally to be the prime minister lol. Me and my bro would lay on the living room floor for hours playing that
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