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See Vice City's Final Mission, as Imagined on a Commodore 64

You talk about love at first sight. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City had me at its opening credit screens: the LOAD "*",8,1, multicolored flashing logo and rudimentary MIDI theme took me straight back to 1986, and all the days I spent parked in front of my Commodore 64. When I showed it to my brother—not a gamer, but a C64 lifer—he flipped out.

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YouTube 1980s nostalgia mavens Mijami Hiroz have now flipped the script and animated the game's final mission, "Keep Your Friends Close," in the style of a Commodore 64 de-make. Rockstar Games discovered the video yesterday and favorited it, even.

This slow-paced video, with text-only dialogue, is strangely engrossing—for those who have completed the game, I suppose. So that means there's a big spoiler alert here. But then, nearly 10 years after the game's freaking release, the statute of limitations has to have expired on that by now.

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Weird that this brings back 10-year-old memories of 18-year-old memories. It's fun to remember all the same.

Found on YouTube: Vice City on Commodore 64? [Rockstar Newswire]

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ninjinister
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Did nobody have a Vic 20 growing up like I did? Every time I read a nostalgia piece for Commodore machines, when it's not a 64, it's an Amiga. I had just the V20 and I pretty much never come across Vic 20 articles without looking for them. I have no doubt that the C64 was a great machine (I really love the look of Vice City up there and wish someone would just throw money at Rockstar and make it official), but I feel as if I'm isolated in my love for Vic 20.