If you were a fan of the game Limbo with its dark backgrounds and horror overtone, then as a retro gamer you might be surprised to learn of a Limbo C64 proof of concept that has been shown today thanks to a creator by the name of Søren Trautner Madsen. Apparently Playdead have given him the blessing as they have allowed him to port LIMBO to the C64. To coincide with this eye opening news, a video footage of the project has been shown as a proof of concept for the graphics and basic boy controls.
It was only just moments ago we mentioned Gabriele Amore's arcade port ' Donkey Kong Jr ' for the ZX Spectrum. But now another game called ' Crazy Kong City Episode one : Saving Helen Blond ', has appeared which looks to be a spin off from the original 1981 Donkey Kong. Developed again using AGD by Gabriele Amore, this time features Mario and he has to reach each exit on every screen, by jumping over barrels and shooting at enemies.
Finally after many months of waiting a playable version of the arcade port of Donkey Kong Jr, has been released by Gabriele Amore for the ZX Spectrum! Originally released in 1982 for Arcades and later released for home systems such as the Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit with a C64 overhauled version by Mr Sid and an Atari 8-bit Arcade HACK released earlier this year. Has been in development for some time for the ZX and features many enemies on screen, lovely ZX Speccy art and is free to play today!
It's a time to rejoice with music, as the best selling C64 remix album of 2002 ' Instant Remedy ' is being teased with a large 36min sampler! Thanks to a heads up by Chris Abbott, you too can now listen to an incredible album featuring hit tunes such as Last Ninja, Flimbo's Quest, Comic Bakery, International Karate and many more composed by talented artists as Rob Hubbard, Martin Galway, Ben Daglish, Fred Gray, Mark Cooksey, Anthony Lees and Markus Schneider.
Some time ago now, 4mhz released the first chapter of ' Adios a La Casta ' for the Amstrad CPC 6128 and 6128 Plus. It was an enjoyable game that required a 128k based system, that mixed it up with classic platforming fun, while pushing out smooth frame rates and inclusive of a decent soundtrack. But today the developer has announced the final and sequel release of Adios a La Casta episode 2, which actually looks a much better game, taking advantage of the full colour range of the Amstrad CPC. To coincide with this news not only has a new trailer been released but you can order the game today!
It's the end of the week and nearly into the weekend so what better way to spend it, than playing another Earok tweaked or enhanced Amiga game known as ' Dragon Spirit SE '. This game was first released way back in 1987 by Namco as a top scrolling Dragon shoot em up and was ported over to many different systems such as the Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, Atari ST, X68000, PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 and ZX Spectrum. Earok however has taken the original Amiga version, fixed both the Atari ST palette issues as well as minifying the Dragon that previously obscured part of the playfield, although he hasn't been able to improve the performance of the game because it still remains poor.
Rym Games has just launched the latest trailer for their upcoming Unreal 4 horror game ' The Conjuring House ' which is coming to PC and PS4 in 2017. Set in the early 20th century in an old abandoned Victorian style house with a pretty dark past, you play as a journalist covering a paranormal event with a team of mediums and parapsychologists who were sent to unravel the mysteries and myths about the location. But decay, fear and horror is about to unfold as the team go missing, and you will face untold evil and must escape the terrors of the house.
90% of the time we feature Amiga emulation updates, but today we've just been informed by one of our friends that the popular SNES emulator Snes9x has finally been updated after all these years! Now at version Snes9x v1.54, Snes9x is a portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System that makes it possible to play games designed for the SNES and Super Famicom on your PC. It has been updated with a number of improvements, with one of them being "rewind support" which allows you to rewind the game to undo your previous mistake. For further details see the changelog below.
If you grew up in the 80's then you grew up in a time of cartoon and gaming wonder, with new systems such as the Amstrad, C64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, NES and Cartoons such as the Teenage Mutant Turtles, Mask and even my favourite the Thundercats. But even the toys were great too, and it's the Playmates Fun To Drive Dashboard which lives on in many childhood memories, that has been given a overhaul by Gustav Wingburen as a fully playable Android/Mame system!