- Awesome Music: The SID chip is made of pure concentrated awesome. It only has 3 voices because if it had four it would have exploded from awesome overload. And some awesome composers managed to squeeze a fourth voice out of it anyway! MULE and Skate or Die are some examples above; Taito's ports of some of their arcade games (such as Arkanoid II and Operation Wolf) are others, where the arcade music was replaced by elaborate synthpop compositions.
- The SID chip is so awesome that the metal band Machinae Supremacy relies on it for their sound.
- Even Better Sequel: To the VIC-20. The Amiga was one to the C64.
- Fanon Discontinuity: The C64 had successors other than the C128 — the TED series, specifically the Plus/4 and the C16. Although the Plus/4 sold somewhat well in Europe, its graphics and sound capabilities were a pale shadow of the C64's and ultimately rendered it a historical footnote.
- First Installment Wins: The C64 was still much more popular than the 128, outlasting it by several years.
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The machine was eclipsed by PCs and, to a lesser extent, Macs in America during the latter half of the '80s but was still hugely popular overseas, only being discontinued when Commodore itself imploded in 1994.
- Sequel Displacement: The machine is much better remembered than the VIC-20 which preceded it.