Four Classic C64 Games Coming to Switch

September 26, 2023


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Pixel Games UK today announced the release of Hidden Gems: Volume One, a pack of four Commodore 64 games which have been ported to the Nintendo eShop. It marks the start of a pipeline of games from developer Imagine Software, and they are kicking off with these classics:

Horace Goes Skiing (1982) - It might be over 40 years old, but Horace Goes Skiing is an instantly recognisable game for anyone born in the 80s.

Screenshot of Horace Goes Skiing

Gilligan’s Gold (1984) - It may not be Rick Dangerous, but you'll spend time grabbing gold, riding minecarts and smacking bandits over the head with a pickaxe. What's not to love?                                                                                                                                    

Screenshot of Gilligan's Gold


Mutant Monty (1984) - 80s platformers loved gold, it seems. Monty was another iconic character and Mutant Monty is one of the better entries in the series, pitting you against 40 weird levels to grab loot and get the hell out.

Screenshot of Mutant Monty

N.O.M.A.D. (1985) - Ocean was a huge player in the 8-bit market and N.O.M.A.D. saw you blasting your way through screen after hazardous screen in a top-down battle zone.                                            

Screenshot of N.O.M.A.D.

Check out the gameplay trailer here:


Pixel Games UK has already made over 100 classic games available to players on modern gaming platforms, and Hidden Gems: Volume One is their first release on the Switch.

Hidden Gems: Volume One will be released on Nintendo eShop on September 28th, 2023.

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Rob Kershaw

I've been gaming since the days of the Amstrad. Huge RPG fan. Planescape: Torment tops my list, but if a game tells a good story, I'm interested. Absolutely not a fanboy of any specific console or PC - the proof is in the gaming pudding. Also, I like cake.