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Commodore 64 Gorf Game Cartridge

(Commodore Electronics - 1983)

Commodore 64 Gorf Cartridge
In the arcades in the 1980's, Gorf was different than all of the other level based games because it incorporated different genres of play for each successive level. One level you may have a defensive shield while in another you are hurtling through hyperspace or battling a huge shielded mothership. This variety kept your interest as the difficulty built. In my memory, it is one of the first arcade games to have a "boss" level. If you are aware of one prior to Gorf, let me know, I'm always interested in learning retro gaming trivia.
Gorf was split into four distinctive levels. In the first you must destroy waves of aliens from behind your protective shield in a Space Invaders type format. Moving on to the second level, you must battle swooping aliens in Galaxian style play. In the third level you must avoid obstacles as you hurtle through hyperspace... culminating in an epic battle in the fourth stage against the "boss", a huge mothership with a defensive shield.
Once all of the levels were cleared you would start back at stage one and the gameplay gets faster and more intense. This game could definitely keep you engaged and you could easily sink hours of fun into it. I would rate the gameplay of this version of Gorf as a 9-10 but the controls at 8-10. Overall this Commodore 64 port of Gorf rates an impressive 8-10.

Specifications for the Gorf Cartridge

Basic specifications for the Commodore 64 Gorf game cartridge are listed below.
Model:
????
Release date:
1983
Original Price:
US $14.99
Dimensions:
2-1/4"W (57mm) x 3"L (76mm) x 1"D (25mm)
Power Supply:
Powered by Commodore 64 computer's cartridge port.
Box Contents:
(1) Gorf Game Cartridge
(1) Gorf Game Instruction Manual

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