C64 Frostbite

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C64 game name: Frostbite | Release date: 2019 | Publisher: Activision | Game media type: prg | Language: en
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About Commodore 64 Frostbite

The object of the game is to help Frostbite Bailey (TM) build igloos by jumping on floating blocks of ice. Be careful to avoid these deadly hazards: clams, snowgeese, Alaskan king crab, grizzly polar bears, and the rapidly dropping temperature.


  • In main menu, push the Joystick up/down to select starting level
  • Push fire button to start playing
  • in game, press left arrow key to toggle MUSIC ON/OFF
  • in game, press space bar to toggle PAUSE ON/OFF


Building Codes. Each time Frostbite Bailey (TM) jumps onto a white ice floe, a “block” is added to the igloo. Once jumped upon, the white ice turns blue. It can still be jumped on, but it won’t add points to your score or blocks to your igloo. When all four rows are blue, they turn white again. The igloo is complete when the door appears. Frostbite may then jump into it.

Work Hazards. Avoid contact with Alaskan King Crabs, snow geese, and killer clams, as they will push Frostbite Bailey into the fatal Arctic Sea. The Polar Grizzlies come out of hibernation at level 4 and, upon contact, will chase Frostbite right off-screen.


Fresh Fish swim by regularly. They are Frostbite’s only food, and, as such, are also additives to your score. Catch ’em if you can.

Night and Day. Frostbite works the day shift and the night shift. He must build four igloos per shift.

A Magic Fish will appear near your score when you’ve racked up a certain high number of points. Watch for it!


Getting into any builder’s association requires paying your dues. Score 40,000 points or more, and we’ll figure you paid yours. If you find the magic fish, we’ll be really impressed! Send us a photo of the TV screen showing your qualifying score, along with your name and address, and we’ll send you the official Arctic Architects emblem. Be sure to write the name “Frostbite” and your score on the bottom corner of the envelope.


The Arctic probably ranks as the area least chosen by homebuyers, and most of us know little, if anything, about this amazing land. Yet,
the Arctic has been home to some of the happiest and healthiest members of humankind for thousands of years–the Eskimos!

Traditional Eskimos believe that nature’s gift belong to everyone. There is no private property except for tools and clothes. Everything else is shared–not only with community members, but with any stranger that travels by!

It is only while traveling that Eskimos live in their famous snow houses. All houses are called “igloos” whether they are made of wood, fur, mud, or snow. The snow variety can be built in about one hour. Here’s how:

A knife with a long, wife blade is used to cut snow into blocks measuring 36″ x 18″ x 6″. These are piled in a continuous spiral. The entrance is a tunnel under the snow or, when the ground is frozen, a long hall, above-ground. This keeps out the cold wind, and keeps the warm air inside. A hole is made in the roof for ventilation.

There are fascinating things to learn from our Arctic sisters and brothers. Find out more at your library.


Tips from Steve Cartwright, designer of Frostbite (TM)

/Steve Cartwright is an Activision senior designer. His prolific talents have already brought you Barnstorming (TM), Megamania (TM), Seaquest (TM), and Plaque Attack (TM). Aside from video games, Steve enjoys motorcycle touring and photography./

“Here are my favorite tips for high scoring:

“Learn to use the fire button sparingly. The best time to use it is to ‘fake out’ the bear by drawing him to the middle of the screen and quickly changing direction.

“Don’t be greedy with the fish. Get them if they come by. However, going out of your way often uses too much time.

“Another thing: You can move Frostbite Bailey in mid-air and, at the higher levels, you can really hook him around. Check out just how far he’ll go.

“Notice that hazards only get you when both feet are planted. Therefore, it’s possible to jump ‘around’ hazards since they can’t hurt you in mid-air. “Now here’s a secret tip I’ve decided to share: If you jump up onto the extreme left of the shore, the bear can’t get you. It’s Frostbite’s emergency hide-out.

“Now that you know the inside scoop, I’m expecting some really high scores. But don’t stay on the ice too long: You can’t write when your hands are cold. And, at the very least, I’m expecting a postcard.”

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Frostbite C64 keyboard mapping + gamepad support

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Frostbite touchscreen joystick emulation

You can play C64 Frostbite on mobile phones and tablets, too. Just tap the 4 corners and the middle position.

Frostbite Gamepad/Joystick support

Connect your USB gamepad or joystick to your computer. The online C64 emulator support 1 or 2 Gamepads + Paddles (axes 3/4).