Farming Simulator breathes life into the Commodore 64, for some reason

Farming simulators are sleeper hit games because they're low profile, but somehow widely popular. Recently, developer Giants Software and publisher Focus Home Interactive released Farming Simulator 19 across a variety of platforms. The game is available on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4, starting at $49.99.

However, there's a version out there you may not be aware of. Today, we received a rather curious package from Focus Home with "Farming Simulator: C64 Edition." When such an opportunity presents you, you can't shy aware. We fired up the provided Commodore 64 and inserted the cartridge. Yes, the same 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International. The game is rather enjoyable. The goal seems to be to harvest crops in an efficient manner while managing fuel.

This is possibly one of the best promotional materials we've seen so far. No doubt, a lot of you will be curious about the game. It's surprisingly addictive — in a Nokia Snake sort of way — and handles great with the joystick. You can purchase an emulated PC version on the Farming Simulator website for $4.99.

Going back to Farming Simulator 19, the developer is promising significant improvements to nearly every aspect of the franchise, not just enhanced visuals. One of the most important factors enthusiasts look for is the variety of vehicles available in such an experience. New content is expected to be richer than ever with the addition of more big-brand vehicles. Aside from the larger roster, Farming Simulator 19 introduces new farming activities, animals, and crops.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.