Commodore VIC20 has become the successor to pretty popular Commodore PET. The Commodore VIC 20 was equipped with the same processor as in the PET model and the same version of BASIC. However, the processor of MOS Technology was very popular in the early 80s. VIC 20 has become very popular too. The company managed to sell over a million units of this model. The model name is derived from the stacked abbreviations VIC (Video Interface Chip – graphical interface chip, designed to handle the graphics in this particular model) and storage capacity (5KB of RAM + 15 KB ROM).
Initially the computers have been sold in Japan with a special character set “Katakana”. Later it appeared for sale in Europe. Also the success in sales of Commodore VIC 20 partly belongs to a wide variety of peripherals and software designed for this model. Later, in 1984, when the company replaced the VIC 20 with the new model Commodore 16, the last one couldn’t be so successful because of the incompatibility with the VIC 20. Great variety of roms games for Commodore VIC20 can be downloaded from this page. Enjoy the free downloads and show your friends and children what kind of games you had in your childhood.