This is a light gun for the Commodore 64. It is called the Defender 64 and was sold as part of the Commodore 64 Light Fantastic pack.

The pack inlcuded the following games, on tape.
Blaze Out Pack (Ocean):
Batman The Caped Crusader
Mike Read's Computer Pop Quiz
3-D Action Pack (Mindscape):


This is a proportional (Analogue) Mouse for the Commodore 64 and 128. It supports different modes. Analogue, Joystick and paddle mode.

In order to swich modes you need different key press actions while turning on the power of the Commodore.

Joystick mode hold down the right button while connecting to the joystick port

paddle mode, hold down the left key while turning on the power of the Commodore.


The NEOS mouse is a mouse for the Commodore 64 and Commmodore 128.

This mouse has a ball and encoder wheels to read the movement, and has two buttons. To use this mouse a driver is needed. It is compatible with the Geos system.


Another rare game device is the Spectravideo this Quickshot. I tried to play some games with it but found that this is not the most intuative gamepad to controll the games


The Commodore 1351 is a computer mouse made by Commodore. It can be plugged in the joystick ports available on the Commodore. It cam to market in 1986 and very usefull for the Geos environment.

This one I cleaned using the Retro Bright method as it was quite yellowed over time.


Another heavy duty controller in my collection is the Wico Command Controller. It looks and acts as a big mous up site down. A heavy box with a big trackball in the middle that alows movement all around.


This is a very odd game controller. A very large joystick controller developed in the eigthies by Spectravideo.

This company developed a number of different models for the popular computers and game consoles of that time like (Commodore, spectrum, Atari, Msx and Colecvision).

This particulat model came to market around 1988. The ball shaped joystick is controlled like a normal joystick moving left, right en up and doem. It is not that usefull for fast action driven games.


This is the original Commodore Joystick for the Commodore VIC-20.


One strange Joystick that I have in my collection is the Powerstick. I got this when I bought a Commodore 64 set with wich it was included. I first had the impression that something was missing or broken. However seaching for it on the internet I found that it complete as designed.

I tried to use it on a number of games to test the performance. It is certainly not my cup of thea. But it seams that a lot of people likes the handling.

This small controller was produced for the Atari 2600 and could also be used on the later Commodore computers.


Another light-pen that I have in my collection is the "Cabletronic" lightpen.

The light-pen on the Commodore only works on a CRT montors. In the tip of the pen a light sensor (phototransistor) registers the light beam.

Since a CRT builds the entire screen one pixel on each line at a time using the timing to build and the feedback received in the sensor the pen's position can be calculated.


A rather different kind of input device is the lightpen.


The first time I heard of the existence of paddles was when I saw someone playing pong. Not many people around me owned one of these as there where not that many games, to my knowledge that could only by played using this kind of input device.

They were analogue potentiometer for which the values could be read from a program reading the analogue input signal from the input registers. Nice to have them now in my collection.


This Commodore Joystick was sold including a C16 adapter with which it was possible to use it also on the Commodore C16 that for some odd reason did not have the more common 9 pin connector that is used on most Commodore machines from that time.


Maybe one of the best Joysticks ever made, beside the famous Atari, I think is this one made by the Dutch company Suzo. It is a very robust joystick. There are several models made of which the black and beige that I have in my collection are one of the best.

The joystick uses microswitches and is almost indestructible. So one of my favourite to use when playing games on my retro machine.