The aliens have come to Earth to get what was taken from them...
The New Dimension is a prolific publisher of games and demos for the Commodore C64. By some counts, The New Dimension has produced over 300 releases since its formation in the year 2000. Vortex Crystals was originally released as a partially complete game earlier on in the year, as a teaser. The full game was being produced as a cartridge version for use on classic Commodore C64s. Luckily for the rest of us, the full-version was released in September 2017. The teaser reviews showed this to be a very approachable and playable platform game.
The game opens as in a room with roaming robots and hoverbots sweeping the room for intruders. Using your skill to shoot, jump and evade, your mission is to collect the energy crystals and escape to the next level. There are 16 levels to work through in order to save our beloved planet Earth from the aliens. The main game input is a standard joystick. If you are using a Commodore C64 emulator, then it is easy enough to use your keyboard in place of a joystick. The pace of the game is good, and the initial levels are not too difficult a challenge to work through. A seasoned gamer would not find this game too much of a challenge to complete.
We give this great Commodore C64 platform game 2 angry aliens.