With the announced come back of The Company.PL there has been much excitement as to what Amiga games were going to be made playable on the PC that didn't require any fiddling about with emulation and sometimes dubious rom findings. The unofficial release site has been for sometime one of our go to sites as they on many occasions also include trainers in a one click exe file. Thus today a rather famous game has made a appearance and this one is Microprose's amazing turn based strategy UFO: Enemy Unknown.
You may have been keeping an eye on the gaming news lately and if so would've known that on Saturday 8th April, the Oliver Twins are celebrating International Dizzy Day at the National Videogame Arcade in light of the 30th Anniversary of the Oliver's egg creation, Dizzy! But what stood out most to us was some days ago, Chris Wilkins of Fusion Retro Books mentioned a Kickstarter launch at the event to raise funds to finally release a surprise game announcement as Mystery World Dizzy on the NES..... Of which I may have found an early version of!
It might be 2017 and another year to play lots of fantastic games, but there's one genre we are not short of and that's platformers, especially retro inspired ones. So to add to that list of coolness as I really love platformers, is Zapposh's Ghosts n’ Goblins, Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country inspired game ' Sigi '. In this charming game that's aiming for a Stream Greenlight success, you play as the knight Sigi, who is on a quest to save the beautiful Melusina in the land of Lululand.
Way back in the mists of 8-Bit computing was a little game on the Apple II that was meant to be a somewhat educational game teaching you about the perils of frontier American life. Oregon Trail aimed to teach kids about the real life experiences of heading out on the real Oregon Trail which according to just about anyone who remembers playing it, meant dying of dysentery in new and exciting ways. So imagine doing the same kind of thing in another game, but this time sailing across the ocean from London to Nassau in the 1700's with only your logbook, your sailors and a crate of food to keep company... Welcome to The Caribbean Sail!
Barbarian was first released in 1989 for the C64 and later ported to other systems including the Acorn, Amiga, Amstrad, Atari, Apple II, BBC Micro, MS-DOS and ZX Spectrum. It was a fine game indeed that featured a one to two player mode as each Barbarian faced each other off in deadly combat, that usually ended up with a head being chopped off and kicked to one side. Such an incredible game indeed, and it is no wonder a fan by the name of barbarian.1987 has made available each version such as today's CPC release, playable on many other platforms including the PC Engine.
There's one type of genre that I loved playing in the arcades and more so on my home console, and that is the shoot em up genre! You know the type, enemy waves coming at you at all sides, your ship blasting across the landscape with adrenaline flowing as you try to survive and wipe them out. Well there's one such game that I have fond memories of and that was Namco's 1982 vertical scrolling arcade shoot em up game Xevious, which this latest game ΧΙ∧∃Χ (Zevimodoki) by GW's Workshop is actually based on for the MSX.
It's a Friday and for many the last day of a rather difficult week, so how about playing an old C64 game that has since been given its very first proper trainer to make it that much easier? Here is the Arcade game ' Guzzler +8DH ', first released in 1984 by Interceptor Software, developed by Jason Benham, title screen by Claire Challis, music by Robert Westgate and now with a brand new trainer by our good friends Hokuto Force!
Antonio Marcelo has recently contacted us through our inbox about his latest game ' AscDungeon ', which is not only free to play and available online, but is a platformer made using ASCII! In this ASCII platformer you play as the mighty adventurer warrior Kharlazan, son of Khadar. His tales are told throughout the land in Tavern and Inns, and it's one such story ' Escape from Berdolock's Dungeon ' that YOU will be a part of, a place of dark magic and danger...
Bit of a late one this and one we had to give a shout out to, is PsionBolt and NoOneee's fully playable English translated release of the PlayStation game Animetic Story Game 1: Cardcaptor Sakura. Mentioned earlier today by our good friend @VizionGamer. This game was released in Japan by Arika in 1999 for the Playstation 1, it featured beautiful 2D graphics, full voice acting, animated cutscenes from the TV show, and actually retells the story of the first season of the popular Anime that many people are still a fan of to this day. As RomHacking puts it "this game recreates the world of Cardcaptor Sakura more accurately than any other CCS game before or since (and there have been quite a few other attempts)!"
Music listeners and Amiga retro gamers alike, ready your CD players. As PAULA POWERED is preparing the launch of their very first CD: A 5-track EP called “LEVEL UP”, which is coming 1st May 2017. Described as a Digital Punk bonanza, mixing 80's retro sound into the 21st century where punk, pop and electro influences are mixed with old video games sounds. PAULA POWERED LEVEL UP doesn't just feature the vocals from one of our own special Commodore Amiga moderators Sally Ann, but Guitar and Programming by Syvlain de ST Pierre AND an original Amiga 1200!