Uwol, Quest For Money released on Spectrum 128k

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Dec 302009
 
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

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Miles Mad Mission released on Spectrum 128k

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Dec 302009
 
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

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MEGA issue 1 at Out-of-Print Archive

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Dec 292009
 
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

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Bah, Humbug! released on C64

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Dec 292009
 
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

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Rick Dangerous re-released on Amstrad CPC128+

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Dec 242009
 
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

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ZX Spectrum Book – 1982 to 199x free download

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Dec 242009
 
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

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The Detective remade on Nintendo DS

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Dec 242009
 
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

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Atlantis released on the C64

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Dec 242009
 
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

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Sgt. Helmet Zero released on Spectrum 128k

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Dec 232009
 
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:

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MSXdev’09 competition results

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Dec 232009
 
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”.

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