Commodore Free issue 28

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Mar 302009
 
Commodore Free issue 28

Commodore Free, issue 28, March 2009 (the free magazine dedicated to all things Commodore), is out now in its usual multiple guises including PDF, text, D64, htm, seq, and prg. Content this issue includes: Revamp D64 magazine Megabit128 review Simon Querhorst Cartridge ByteBack review Readers Code(c16/plus4) 0 Listing of “AATIMER.PRG” In the beginning outro 1

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Retrogaming Times Monthly issue 58

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Mar 302009
 
Retrogaming Times Monthly issue 58

Retrogaming Times Monthly has a new website domain to go with the new current issue: retrogamingtimes.com. After existing for over ten years, the free on-line magazine finally gets its own home. The RTM archives and the original Retrogaming Times issues will be transferred over in the near future as well. There are also plans to

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Nanako Descends to Hell on Amstrad and Spectrum

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Mar 272009
 
Nanako Descends to Hell on Amstrad and Spectrum

Following the release of Phantom Tales # 1: Marsport comes another new Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum 128k release from the Mojo Twins. Nanako Descends to Hell is essentially a classic style adventure game, which you control Nanako in her search for the four parts of a powerful weapon device. More details, including plot, controls,

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Evil Magician Returns released on Atari 2600

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Mar 262009
 
Evil Magician Returns released on Atari 2600

Evil Magician Returns is a sequel to the Atari 2600 game Adventure, which was released in 1979. Developed by Byte Knight, EMR is based on the character that was mentioned in the Adventure manual. With his dragons now dead, the Evil Magician (with his apprentice at his side) have returned, and have stolen the golden

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La Corona Encantada goes commercial

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Mar 232009
 
La Corona Encantada goes commercial

La Corona Encantada is a classic style platform game where the player needs to retrieve 20 golden coins in order to save the ancient country of Hyoth. The game was originally developed for the MSXDev 08 competition by Karoshi Corporation. The game came third in the overall standings, but won the individual awards “Game with

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K.O. Cruiser released on Atari 2600

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Mar 232009
 
K.O. Cruiser released on Atari 2600

K.O. Cruiser is coder Devin’s (aka D. Cook) first homebrew Atari 2600 game and a fine looking one it is too. Taking insiration from the Punch-Out arcade game, Devin started development of the game on the Commodore 64 back in 1986.  However, following the release of Nintendo’s Mike Tyson’s Punchout, Devin decided to ditch the

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Deathchase released on Dragon/Tandy

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Mar 202009
 
Deathchase released on Dragon/Tandy

It seems that the Spectrum classic 3D Deathchase is a firm favourite among homebrew coders for converting to different platforms. We had the Amstrad CPC version last year, the recent PC remake, and now James McKay has developed a version for the Dragon 32 / Tandy CC 16K platforms. I don’t think the game needs

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Home of the Underdogs: It Returns

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Mar 192009
 
Home of the Underdogs: It Returns

The original Home of the Underdogs website, founded by Sarinee Achavanuntakul, had been online since 1998 and offered visitors a slew of retro abandonware goodness. The site’s mainstay was its thousands of game archives, which included game summaries, reviews, downloads, manuals, and ratings. Arguably one of the most famous gaming websites of all time, and

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Banger Management released on ZX Spectrum

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Mar 162009
 
Banger Management released on ZX Spectrum

Banger Management is a ZX Spectrum game developed by Jonathan Cauldwell for the Homebrew “Game in a Day” Challenge at the recent Byte Back convention. Using two ideas pitched for the challenge, Rabid Potato Kill Frenzy (the player worked in a chip shop facing waves of mutated potatoes, fish, burgers, and sausages) and Bonehead Billy

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Phantomas Tales #1: Marsport on Amstrad and Spectrum

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Mar 122009
 
Phantomas Tales #1: Marsport on Amstrad and Spectrum

Rumours of a mythical civilization in space prompt our hero Phantom to have one last raid before retirement. As the sub-title would suggest, the game takes place on Mars with Phantom needing to collect the twenty gold cubic containers hidden away in the mines of Mars. Not ones for wasting any time in getting new

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