Alcon(Slap Fight) - Abalore's Amstrad port of a classic Arcade game teased

While many of you are eagerly awaiting the Amstrad version of The Sword of Ianna, or have played the excellent Amstrad Plus overhaul of Ghosts 'n Goblins, then there's another game you might be interested in playing and again an Arcade port, and that's the upcoming Amstrad game 'Alcon' developed by Abalore. Now if you've ever played Alcon in the Arcades or as it was known on the 8bit machines as Slap Fight, you'll be pleased to know this version is being developed as close to the Arcade as possible, while keeping the spirit of the 8-bit version intact. (Yes the 8-bit original was still a good game too)

Although the game is still in a very early stage of development as can be seen in the video above, Alcon does look like it could be a damn fine port released in the near future, as not only does the game scroll nicely with smooth animation, but it has that great soundtrack, the levels look much closer to the Arcade's, and what really stands out is the ship design being very close to Alcon and not Slap Fight.

Level 1 Beta version 3 with huge improvements:
- Improved stability, crash source have been identified and fixed.
- Improved collisions: Bigger collision box for some enemies and a lot more accurate collision check.
- New Weapon interface, with new icons and new info text
- All screen side artifacts have been removed by carefully reviewing and fixing all enemy paths
- New Laser weapon with new graphics for improved visibility and better performance
- More gameplay to test: a new bunch of enemies unlocked after the boss including new enemy classes

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