L'Abbaye des Morts 64 - Exclusive first review


L’Abbaye des Morts (The Abbey of the Dead) 64, is the latest game from Antonio Savona and Double Sided Games. It’s actually a port of a ZX spectrum inspired mini game, written by Locamolito and released as freeware for Windows in 2010, It’s been ported to Linux, Mac OSX, Nintendo Wii / 3DS, SEGA Megadrive and in 2014 received a cassette version for ZX Spectrum. It’s also got a Dreamcast and now a C64 version on the way.

The game was recently finished for C64, with a limited run of cartridge and floppy disk versions announced for pre-order from Double Sided Games. And a cassette version will be available later from Psytonik. So far we’ve only seen work in progress screenshots and videos from the game… but Double Sided Games were kind enough to send me a fully working version of the game to review and to play on my Twitch stream. So let’s start with the review!

Starquake Amiga port from ST Finally Lands! First Look


For whatever reason, there's a whole swathe of titles that got releases on the Atari ST back in the day, but not on the Amiga. Given the platforms similarities you'd think a port would be a no brainer. indeed, many games just got simple ports from the base ST version with almost no enhancement for the Amiga version. But some games just never even got that treatment. Fortunately there have been efforts in recent years to put that right and actually make these games playable on the Amiga. This week it's the turn of Starquake to get the limelight.

Amiga CD32 Anthology Set 2 - The second of Amiga Jay's unofficial CD32 packs


It wasn't long ago now that we gave you the heads up to tell you that Amiga Jay was going to release all of his unofficial Amiga CD32 packs as a Anthology of all the best releases he has done so far packed into 4 disks per pack. Well there's good news! As fast forward to today and after already releasing the 1st big pack, Amiga Jay has now released the Amiga CD32 Anthology Set 2; a 4 CD CD32 disk of awesomeness, full of adventure games, Amiga demos, fast ram collections and a disc of commercially unreleased games!

Uwol Quest For Money - The Mojon Twins ZX Spectrum homebrew gets an Amiga release!


In 2009 The Mojon Twins with publishing rights by Ubhres Productions released the homebrew platformer of ' Uwol, Quest For Money ' for the ZX Spectrum with a much higher quality port for the Sega Genesis as well as a later version for the MSX2 by Imanok. Well just recently that same game has resurfaced but this time for the Commodore Amiga as an Amiga port by IceVAN from Purples Studios!

Fire Breath & Little Knight Arthur - Upcoming C64 games through ka-plus magazine


Don't worry C64 owners we haven't forgotten you, as just moments ago we were told through our Game Dev :RetroGaming group that ka-plus magazine will soon be publishing multiple C64 games Fire Breath, Little Knight Arthur, and Valkyrie – a SEUCK Trilogy as tape based releases, which can be pre-ordered through their website and due to be delivered before Christmas 2018.

Mister Kung Fu - Upcoming Kung Fu Master conversion via ZX-Dev-MIA-Remakes compo


With the end of the ZX-Dev-MIA-Remakes compo fast approaching, you'd think by now there wouldn't be anymore enteries, especially as some hot games are aiming for that top spot such as Old Tower, Maze Death Rally-X, Booty the Remake and even Misifu la gatita (alley cat demake). But now there's another game we should be looking forward to, and that's Mister Kung Fu; a full conversion of the 1980's side-scrolling beat 'em up game Kung Fu Master, which appeared on many different systems such as the ZX Spectrum!

Blazing Chrome - Contra styled game is looking mighty fine!


With Odallus: The Dark Call and Oniken under their belt, the developer JoyMasher are certainly no strangers to developing a varied selection of decent retro inspired games. But now it looks as if they are about to top all of them in quality as they have once again mentioned their seriously cool looking upcoming Contra styled game of ' Blazing Chrome ', which has since been shown off in a new Environments Trailer.

The Real Brus Lii - A Backbone based Amiga game available now


Amiga users looking for their next Amiga game fix, might be interested to know that Iron Gate, the same team behind Mini Legion, have announced a new downloadable game called The Real Brus Lii. This side scrolling fighting game puts you in control of Brus on a rescue mission to save your kidnapped girlfriend from a criminal organization, hell bent on stopping you from entering the martial arts tournament.

Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan - Upcoming release by Collectorvision Games looks fantastic!


In the early 80's many of us had the pleasure of playing the adventure platformer 'Montezuma's Revenge' on the Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Apple II, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, IBM PC, Sega Master System and even the ZX Spectrum (as Panama Joe). It combined treasure hunting, lots of rooms, puzzle solving and deadly traps and enemies that needed to be avoided almost as if you were playing as Indiana Jones himself. But now once again we look towards a new game in that style, as Collectorvision Games has announced Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan will be coming to Nintendo Switch, Steam, XboxOne and Sony PS4 early next year!

Loria - Classic RTS Warcraft inspired game coming to Steam


While many of you are excited to play the remasters of the famed Command and Conquer series, you might be interested to learn that a new game called ' Loria ' will be coming to Steam this November. This game looks to be heavily inspired by that classic RTS game Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness, which is a game that was originally released in 1995 and is still one of my all time favourite RTS games.. Memories of " Yes Me Lord " and " For the Alliance " still haunt me to this day!