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A European space expedition makes a very unexpected discovery - a secret hidden German base ... ON THE MOON!!

Can you help the European Space Agency astronauts evade capture in this epic multi-level disk-only action game for the C64?

You must survive interrogation, negotiate the German factory in your captured ship, blast your way through an Operation Wolf inspired level, escape through a shaft leading to the moons surface, battle over the surface of the moon in a beautifully parallaxed scrolling shoot 'em up level, reunite with your crew member in a sideways scrolling level and then punch and kick your way through the final beat'em up level.


· 7 separate game styles

· Atmospheric soundtracks

· Detailed hi-res overlaid player and enemy sprites

· Superb animated movie-style intro 

· SD2IEC compatible

· PAL and NTSC compatible 

· Cartridge version included!

· C64 Mini + Maxi compatible 

** CREDITS ** 

Programmed by Stephan Katteneder

Graphics by Stephan Katteneder

Music by Saul Cross

Packaging artwork by Trevor 'Smila' Storey

Additional packaging design by Jason 'Kenz' Mackenzie

Published by Psytronik Software

BAD MOON RISING is also available to order as a COLLECTOR' S EDITION in a stunning full colour printed glossy box that contains the C64 game on 5.25" floppy disk with fantastic artwork by Trevor Storey. Premium+ and budget disk versions are also available.

BAD MOON RISING is a multi-part game for the Commodore 64. You can play the game in a C64 emulator (we recommend VICE) or you can port the game onto real C64 hardware if you have the resources to do so.

 The download file features a C64 disk version that uses an IRQ multi-loading system and a C64 disk version suitable for the SD2IEC device. The download now also includes a .crt cartridge version of both the PAL and NTSC versions of the game. The download also contains a version that has been tested on and is compatible with the C64Mini/Maxi systems.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorPsytronik Software


Buy Now$4.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

BAD MOON RISING [C64 + Mini/Maxi] 1 MB
BAD MOON RISING [C64 + Mini/Maxi] NTSC 216 kB


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Very nice adventure. Our German-language review can be found in our recorded livestream starting at 00:21:51. Subscription to our YouTube or Twitch channel is welcome. 🙂

Nice graphics, good scenarios and sound. However I found the very first level (after the torture scene) really tough to get past those rotating fans. More practice recommended. It's a good game anyhow :)

Do not stick to the left side of the screen. Try to get to the middle so you cant be pressed to the wall. Using good Timing and some up or down corrections, you can let the scrolling do the rest, not even forward movement needed. Sometimes less is more... :-)

Glad you like it!


Cool game! Worth the few bucks.