Tag: Retrogame

Retro Revisited: Quo Vadis (C64)

Developed by Steve Chapman and published by The Edge in 1984, Quo Vadis is a scrolling platformer infamous for several reasons. It was considered to be one of the biggest games available at the time, approaching 1024 screens in size, although far more interesting is the fact that the the publisher ran a competition to win a jewel-encrusted sceptre (reportedly…

Our Spider Senses are Tingling! The Amazing Spider-Man for the C64 Reviewed!

For this review, I decided to check out a game that I remembered featuring on a Commodore Format Power Pack tape (issue 3: the first issue I remember buying). The game featured some innovative mechanics for the time, such as the ability to walk on walls, as well as possessing a quirky art style, so I decided to check out…

Sega Saturn – CD homebrew protection cracked

After 20 years, the CD copy / homebrew protection on the Sega Saturn has been cracked. A very clever reverse engineer known as Professor Abrasive has managed to dump the 64kB ROM of the CD subsystem processor and figured out the byzantine copy protection code and how it interacts with the Video CD slot. A proper announcement of this is…

New store in Japan to sell brand new MSX machines

Lavadeira blog announced directly from the MSX mother land that a new physical store will open soon in Akihabara. The store will offer retro computers, retro games, arcade games, and fan made items. The biggest news mainly for those that can afford to visit the store is a stock of brand-new-never-opened MSX computers Pioneer PX-V60. They go for about USD$180 – a…

The Amiga in 2015 and Beyond – Trevor Dickinson A-Eon Interview

Dan Wood from kookytech.net has interviewed Trevor Dickinson. He talks with Trevor from A-Eon about the AmigaOne X1000 project, AmigaOS 4 and the future of the system. Plus, his memories and why he fell in love with the original Amiga machines. [youtube Mb6nbQSOAA0 nolink] YouTube: Dan Wood (kookytech.net)

Retrogaming Roundup 89 – English Podcast

In this (English language) podcast the following items: Chris Huelsbeck: Super Turrican 2, Chris Wilkins interview, Top 10 games from The C64 In Pixels, Gaming Trivia, Karma 64: Wizball and the Amiga Minute (Individual Computers: New Commodore motherboards). Website: http://www.retrogamingroundup.com

TND Sideways SEUCK Compo 2015 Now LIVE!

Yes! Another brand new C64 competition hosted by TND. This time it’s another SEUCK compo, but this time round the competition supports the Sideways Scrolling S.E.U.C.K editor by Jon Wells. The idea of the competition is simply to create your very own top quality, C64 Sideways scrolling shoot ’em up, with cool graphics, sfx and ideas. So then, do you feel…

LiruS, New Speccy Shmup Released! .. Uncover your Guns, It's time to blow some Viruses!

Denis Grachev over at the World of Spectrum forums has released a new shoot ’em up titled LiruS. Originally coded way back in 1998 by Denis & Friends, this little shooter has been lovingly restored and recreated with some new ideas and new original levels for 2015! Download in the link below, have fun! :) [youtube GCQpq8TIoxU nolink] Download: lirus.zip…

Behemoth Preview – Commodore 64

Released by: Onslaught Release Date: 29 August 2015 Download: Behemoth_Preview_ONSLAUGHT.zip Website: CSDb, http://onslaught.c64.org

iLogicAll Preview – Commodore 64

Released by: Onslaught Release Date: 29 August 2015 Download: iLogicAll_Preview_ONSLAUGHT.zip Website: CSDb, http://onslaught.c64.org