Skool Daze Re-Schooled - Reviewed by florinthedwarf!

Skool Daze is back! One of the Speccy greats has finally been given a new lease of life on Android and iOS. That's totally whack! Rad! Cool! Top! Do kids still talk like that? No? I'd better stop then. As you were. I don't know a single person who didn't like Skool Daze on the Spectrum so when I heard a remake was happening, I knew it had to be a damn fine version for die hard fans like myself to appreciate this new take on a Speccy classic. Let's see how it fairs, shall we?

Void Quest - #advjam2017 game is inspired by Sierra classics!

Love playing Adventure games? Check! Love those old Sierra Kings Quest style graphics with text based commands? Check! Then 'Void Quest', developed by a fan of Sierra games as icefallgames for the #AdvJam2017, is just the game for you! Made in just two weeks, Void Quest will take you back to the good old days, where finding something mysterious and indescribable might lead to your own death, again and again!

Amiga Forever 7 - Cloanto has OFFICIALLY released a big update for its Amiga emulation package

Unlike our previous news release which turned out to be a leaked post from an actual EAB staff member, this time Cloanto have OFFICIALLY released a new update version of Amiga Forever as Amiga Forever 7 . Regarded as one of the top Amiga emulation software packages for the home computer and also from the same team behind C64 Forever, this latest version brings it bang up to scratch with a large list of fixes and improvements that you really should be updating to if you want the very best in Amiga preservation, emulation and support packages! As in their words : Amiga Forever 7 closes the circle between gaming, productivity and preservation of digital culture while adding new features and providing access to a universe of free and legal downloads.

AGA Integration into the Apollo core ( Vampire ) shows jaw dropping frame rates!

As many of you know the Amiga accelerator the ' Vampire ' has been around for a little while now, giving incredible performance boosts to the Amiga 500 and Amiga 600 as the Vampire 500 V2+ and Vampire 600 V2. A powerhouse of technical marvel by Igor Majstorovic, (Majsta) and tcore (CPU) by Gunnar von Boehn, (BigGun) that is faster than an Amiga 1200 with a 68060 accelerator running at 80MHz with very little heat or power consumption! However that is all well and good but what is lacking is AGA Integration, which as of this moment is being shown off in some rather impressive game play frame rate teasers!

Skid Row Joe - Pico-8 game based on C64 title Rags to Riches

In 1985 Bob Keener with publishing rights by Melody Hall Publishing Corp, released the rather unique adventure game ' Rags to Riches ' on the C64. In the game you played as a tramp that had to make something of himself, by cleaning up the streets of bottles, exchanging them at stores for money, as well as getting a job, a nice hair cut, some education and finally becoming a millionaire by accumulating $1,000,000. Although I've never played it myself, a Pico-8 developer by the name of Greentiger has released the first version of his tribute game on the Pico-8 as ' Skid Row Joe '.

La Carretera - Hit The Road with a Brand New C64 Adventure Game!

La Carretera (The Road) is a brand new text adventure game for C64. The original version was Spanish only, developed by Rulas International under the Sputnik World label and the hacker group Excess have provided an English version opening it up to a wider audience. This is a short, but fun adventure game, where the usual system of typing commands to move and examining rooms has been replaced by simply choosing from a few options given at the end of each section.

The Mini Slug Project - A tribute to Metal Slug now available as an Amiga 68k version

I can say for sure there's probably not many of you that haven't heard of 'Metal Slug', a game in a series of games that are well known in the gaming community, going back to the days of the Neo Geo system. This game has plenty of humour, while remaining action packed throughout. Collect weapons and health from hostages, use vehicles and shoot the best guns at a constant wave of enemies including big bad bosses. In fact it was so much fun and still is, that a fan by the name of Clement Corde released a small tribute to the game as 'Mini Metal Slug' for a number of systems such as the Amiga OS4 in 2012. Which this week has been ported by Arti / ArtiGames for the Amiga 68k.

BLIMPGEDDON - Defeat a sentient Fridge in this summer ZX Spectrum game

The temperature has soared outside so most of us are probably heading to the fridge to get a cool beverage or a cold ice cream, but what if that fridge became sentient, turned angry and devised a plan to wipe out all ice cream plants using a blimp army. You'd probably think that wouldn't happen, but that has happened in Narwhal's ZX Spectrum game ' BLIMPGEDDON ', and it's down to you as Agent 99 to put a stop to Hans Von Deck, the first sentient fridge.

Pains 'n' Aches - In dev Knight'n'Grail sequel gets new C64 gameplay footage

In 2009 Wide Pixel Games, with publishing rights by Psytronik Software, released the fantastic action adventure platformer game, Knight 'n' Grail, which was rather like Metroid and Castlevania. It featured over 200 screens, upgrades, varied monsters and much more that made it a highly recommended game and one of the best on the C64. So as a glorious announcement and a heads up by Oliver Lindau. Mikael Tillander, HÃ¥kon Repstad & Hans Axelsson, the team who brought you the original stunning Knight 'n' Grail game are working on the sequel as Pains 'n' Aches, which has since received a new gameplay footage video!

The Sky is Falling - An anticipated C64 game is now available via Psytronik Software!

It's only Monday but we begin the week with a fantastic start as one of the most anticipated C64 games of the summer, titled as 'The Sky is Falling', has finally been released through Psytronik Software. A debut C64 release from Stuart Collier, is based on an original game by Ovine by Design, assisted with graphics by Trevor Storey and funky soundtracks from Richard Bayliss. It may have been teased some time ago, but boy has this game come along way as it is looks seriously awesome!