Commodore Power/Play (June/July 1985)


Source: Commodore Power/Play – June/July 1985

Commodore Power/Play was one of Commodore’s official publications. It was only published bi-monthly but it was one of two publications. This one was oriented more towards entertainment and home productivity while the other was more business oriented. In the first half of 1985 the VIC-20 was still around but it was on its way out. The Commodore 128 and Amiga were yet to be introduced so the June/July 1985 issue mostly covers the Commodore 64 and includes:


  • When In Doubt, Say Paris – Trivia games for the 64 pose some brain-wracking challenges for even the most avid fans.
  • Hot Roles: Some Food for Thought – The legacy of the Castle and Crusade Society lives on in computer fantasy role-playing games for the 64.
  • Play A Good Book – The Telarium series of interactive fiction for the 64 lets you participate in some of your favorite sci-fi novels.
  • Ripper! – Between August 31 and November 9, 1888, a series of brutal murders occurred in London. Almost 100 years later, can you find the murderer?
  • Playing with Words – Word games have been popular among computer users since the invention of the microprocessor. Here’s a look at what’s out there for the 64.
  • Monty Plays Scrabble – This popular board game takes on new dimensions when you play it on your Commodore 64.


  • We’re Glad You Asked
  • News From The Front
  • Joystick Lunatic
  • Game Reviews
    • Ghostbusters
    • Whistler’s Brother
    • Slap Shot
    • F-15 Strike Eagle
    • Micro League Baseball
    • Break Street
    • Spy vs. Spy
    • Championship Lode Runner
    • Indiana Jones in the Lost Kingdom
    • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    • Berserker Raids
  • Software Reviews
    • PlayWriter
  • Behind the Programs
    • Access Software’s Bruce Carver
  • Game Programs
    • Flip 64
  • Jiffies
    • Dice Master
    • Finding Free Floppies
    • Language Translator
    • Open 4,4
  • Computer Tutor
    • User Friendly Disk Format
    • Peabody
    • Label Maker
    • Marquee
    • Text Line Processor, Part 2
  • No More Pencils
    • List Processing in LOGO, Part 2
  • User Groups
    • User Group Listing
  • How to Enter Programs in Power/Play
  • Advertisers’ Index

…and more!