It had to happen. When Disney graced our screens with the retro gaming inspired ‘Wreck-It Ralph’, someone was bound to work on a real-life version of the fictional Eighties coin-op featured in the movie. And here it is. Fix-It Felix Jr is a decent copy of the game in which the eponymous Ralph was the antagonist, and you can play it now on your Commodore 64, or on a Mac or PC using emulation. Download it here.
The game even has a fictional pedigree. “Fix-It Felix Jr. was one of the most popular 2D platform games ever made,” it begins. “Launching in 1982, it became a pop culture sensation thanks to its colourful eight-bit graphics, simple controls and addictive gameplay. 38 years later, it’s time to re-live those arcade days on your beloved Commodore 64.” Naturally, you can play it on a C64 emulator for Mac or PC too. We recommend VICE.
The game is a simple platform affair, where you have to run and jump around the front of a house, fixing the windows that Ralph has broken. Fix them all while facing hazards such as bricks hurled by your destructive foe and ducks that seem to fly past at just the wrong time, and you beat the level. Full instructions, including how to get it up and running, are included, and it’s joystick-compatible. The game is free, but a donation to charity is suggested.