Toho Games
Developed by
Glen Fisher
Published by
Code Works
Commodore 64

Godzilla is a 1983 strategy video game for the Commodore 64, developed by Glen Fisher of Code Works. The game was the first video game ever to include Godzilla.


Godzilla's gameplay is similar to that of Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters's, being a war strategy game where the player controls the military. The main screen of the game is composed of a map of Japan with information on the right, Tokyo in a white circle, and Godzilla. Godzilla can appear anywhere and move a few times. The objective of the game is to kill Godzilla. Based on what square you are highlighting (in blue) the information given on the right part of the screen tells how much population there is, how many military troops are alive there, how many military planes are still flying, how many battleships are still on sea. The left screen also tells of your attack choices:

  1. Land Attack
  2. Sea Attack
  3. Air Attack
  4. Move Troops
  5. Move Ship
  6. Missile
  7. Atom Bomb - The most powerful weapon in the game, when dropped it destroys everything within the eight squares that surround the blast radius. Capable of destroying the entire population of Tokyo if it were to be dropped close enough.
  8. Quit

Whatever option is chosen, the upper-right side of the screen will create dialogue to confirm the decision, how many civilians/troops/ships/planes were lost, if you won or lost, or asking where to move the troops/ships. If Tokyo is destroyed, the game will be over.




  • This game, while being the first video game to feature Godzilla centrally, was never officially licensed by Toho. Therefore, it technically isn't the first "real" Godzilla game. The next known video game to feature Godzilla, Godzilla and the Martians, was also never licensed by Toho. That makes Godzilla vs. 3 Giant Monsters the very first official Godzilla game.
  • The 1995 game, Godzilla: The Atomar Nightmare, uses the same basic concept and gameplay as this game.
Godzilla video games
1980s Godzilla (Commodore 64)Godzilla and the MartiansGodzilla vs. 3 Giant MonstersFierce Dragon Godzilla: Metropolis Destruction!!Gojira-kunMonster's FairThe Movie Monster GameGodzilla: Monster of MonstersGodzilla (Commodore Plus/4)
1990s Godzilla (Gameboy)Godzilla 2: War of the MonstersBattle Soccer: Champion of the FieldGodzilla, King of the Monsters (Gameboy)Godzilla (PC-9801)Godzilla (Arcade)Super GodzillaGodzilla Wars Jr.Godzilla: Battle LegendsGodzilla: Great Monster BattleGodzilla: The Atomar NightmareGodzilla: Giant Monster MarchGodzilla: Heart-Pounding Monster Island!!Godzilla: Archipelago ShockGodzilla Movie Studio TourG-Patrol VR: Combat SimulatorGodzilla (Pinball)Godzilla: OnlineGodzilla: Trading BattleGodzilla GenerationsGodzilla Generations: Maximum ImpactGodzilla: The Series
2000s Godzilla: The Series - Monster WarsGodzilla: Destroy All Monsters MeleeGodzilla: Domination!Godzilla: Save the EarthCR Godzilla 3S-T BattleGodzilla: UnleashedGodzilla Unleashed: Double SmashGodzilla: Pachislot WarsGodzilla: Monster Mayhem (3D)Godzilla: Monster Mayhem (2D)
2010s CR Godzilla: Descent of the Destruction GodGodzilla On Monster IslandGodzilla 60thGodzilla: Smash3Godzilla: Strike ZoneGodzilla: Crisis DefenseMonster StrikeGodzilla (2014 video game)Godzilla: Kaiju CollectionCity Shrouded in ShadowShin Godzilla (PlayStation 4 VR Demo)
Gamera video games
1990s Gamera: Guardian of the UniverseGamera: Gyaos Destruction StrategyGamera: 2000
2000s CR GameraGamera: BattleMonster Gear
King Kong video games
1980s King Kong 2: Furious Megaton Punch
Miscellaneous titles
1990s Kaijuland BattlesThe Fall of Nemesis: Clash of the Kaijujin
Unreleased titles
1990s Rodan (NES)Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters
Board and card games
1970s PachimonGodzilla Game
1990s Godzilla (1998 board game)
2000s Godzilla: Kaiju World WarsGodzilla: Stomp!Battle Spirits