Uwol, Quest For Money released on Spectrum 128k

Uwol is a greedy little chappy. Not contend with earning millions by selling retro videogames, he wants more. He hears of a millionaire who has hidden a vast amount of gold coins. Unfortunately, the coins seem to have dispersed all around the huge dungeons of the millionaire’s manor, which houses some unwelcome hosts. Yep, you guessed it, this is a search, “borrow” and scarper mission, [... read more ...]

Miles Mad Mission released on Spectrum 128k

What do you get if you mix Jet Set Willy with World of Spectrum forumers? Miles Mad Mission on the Spectrum 128k, that’s what. Using the basis of the classic Jet Set Willy game, with room designs from WoS users, dm_boozefreek has produced a witty little game, with over 60 rooms full of references to WoS and classic games. The game is available to download [... read more ...]

MEGA issue 1 at Out-of-Print Archive

The first issue of MEGA has been released at Out-of-Print Archive. The October 1992 edition of the Mega Drive magazine was scanned, edited and released by Nreive (yes, this very author). MEGA is one of my favourite classic gaming magazines and I intend to have the whole run of issues online sometime – in between editing/designing retroaction, of course. The magazine scan archive can be [... read more ...]

Bah, Humbug! released on C64

The New Dimension released a festive game for the Commodore 64 on Christmas Eve (just a few days after Retroaction‘s holiday closure). The game follows the exploits of Mr Frosty, who has been sent out to retrieve some lost presents for Santa, while avoiding the ghost of Christmas. A Zip archive of the game, which contains both a tape and disk image file, can be [... read more ...]

Rick Dangerous re-released on Amstrad CPC128+

A team of crack coders – Fano, BBC-Iron and MacDeath – have re-released Rick Dangerous on the Amstrad CPC128+, making use of the extra memory that the PLUS hardware offers. Extra features include “the famous digitised ‘Whhhaaa’ sample at 15Khz”, “full levels from 16bits versions”, “Cutscenes with graphics from the Amiga version”, “Musics [sic] from the Atari ST version” and much more. More details and [... read more ...]

ZX Spectrum Book - 1982 to 199x free download

Andrew Rollings has kindly released a free PDF version of his book The ZX Spectrum Book – 1982 to 199x. The book, which covers over two hundred of the finest ZX Spectrum games, was previously published at www.hiivebooks.com/ with a limited hardback release and promptly sold out. The PDF comes in at 33MB and can be found at the World of Spectrum website. Enjoy. Weblink: [... read more ...]

The Detective remade on Nintendo DS

Headsoft follow their excellent Manic Miner The Lost Levels with a remake of the 1986 Commodore 64 classic The Detective. In the role of a Scotland Yard detective, the player is tasked with investigating the murder of a wealthy businessman called Angus McFungus. There is more than meets the eye here, however, and some clever detective skills will be needed if the killer is to [... read more ...]

Atlantis released on the C64

Technische Maschinenfabrik have developed a Commodore 64 conversion of Atlantis, the classic early 80s shooter, which was released on the likes of Atari 2600 and VIC-20. The game involves the player defending the city of Atlantis against the onslaught of invaders by using a handful of fixed cannons on the city’s grounds. The game can be downloaded for free from the CSDb website. Weblink: http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=85719

Sgt. Helmet Zero released on Spectrum 128k

Following a harsh war in the land of Khartadmocia, prisoners were abandoned behind and left to die. Step forward Sgt. Helmet, a soldier and a gentleman, who vows to rescue the prisoners. It would be simple, too, if it weren’t for those pesky automated security systems. Sgt. Helmet Zero is a no frills rescue mission: move in, kill anything that looks at you the wrong [... read more ...]

MSXdev'09 competition results

The MSXDev’09 gaming development competition has come to a close and the winners have been announced. Dr. Pill from Infinite is the big winner, coming away with first place after gaining an 83.3% score. Dr. Pill also achieved the following category awards: “Game with Best Graphics” (shared with Retaliot), “Best Music” and “Most Original Game”. Menace from TNI finished as runners up and achieved the [... read more ...]

Commodore & Amiga Fan issue 5

Commodore & Amiga Fan is a Polish retrogaming ezine that covers the Commodore machines, mainly the C64 and Amiga.  Issue 5 is a festive bumpoer edition with over 30 articles, plus the usual news, letters, etc.  The ezine can be downloaded for free from the C&A website in either low quality PDF (5.6 MB) or high quality PDF (52.5 MB).  Just some of the Highlights [... read more ...]

Super Play issue 2 at Out-of-Print Archive

Issue 2 of Super Play has been released at Out-of-Print Archive. The SNES/Super Famicom magazine December 1992 edition was scanned, edited and released by meppi. The magazine can be downloaded for free from the available link on OoPA’s Super Play issue 2 page. Accompanying online articles include the Famicom Space World 1992 feature, Axelay review, Actraiser review, Shigeru Miyamoto interview and James Higgins (Ocean) interview. [... read more ...]

Enter issue 2 at Out-of-Print Archive

The first of a double release at Out-of-Print Archive this week is issue 2 of the USA multi format Enter magazine. This issue is the November 1983 edition and comes courtesy of Bablefish. As usual, the magazine release is available to download from the link at the Enter issue 2 page at OoPA. A selection of articles on various topics is available online to accompany [... read more ...]

All Present and Correct released on ZX Spectrum

Bob Smith has developed a festive ZX Spectrum game, All Present and Correct, based on a puzzle element from Chu-chu Rocket.  Your mission is to safely guide the presents in to the delivery sacks, avoiding holes and hammers along the way.  With forty levels in all and a level editor, this will keep Spectrum gamers busy over the Christmas holidays.  Weblink: http://www.bobs-stuff.co.uk/allpresentandcorrect.html

NintendoAge vol 3 issue 12 December 2009

NintendoAge is a free monthly e-zine that focuses on everything Nintendo.  Most of its content is produced by the Nintendo community and features articles, interviews, the NintendoAge price guide and much more. The current issue and back issues are available to download in PDF format from the NintendoAge website.  Content in the December 2009 issue includes: Looking back at the Wii launch Tinhead – Microprose’s [... read more ...]