Jonathan Holmes (crait) recently gave us a shout to tell us that his challenging but fun top-down, tile based puzzler of ' Circuit Dude ' is on Steam and might be worth your time to give it a go and put your brain and skills to the test. Featuring 100 levels of crazy circuit chips and buttons and over 12 hours of gameplay, you must help Circuit Dude build his ultimate secret invention by
We've certainly heard a lot about that famous platformer the Great Giana Sisters from 1987, especially as it came back to the Amiga as a Giana Special Edition by Reimagine Games and then of course the Great Giana-Sisters Construction-Set, whereby you can create your own levels. But this latest release as Giana-Sisters 30th Anniversary Preview on the C64 by The-Seven-A-Three, is something of a
When I think Nintendo history, I can’t help but think about the home game consoles, like the NES. Little did I know how rich is Nintendo history in the video game realm that started...
Awesome news as Locomalito, the same designer behind such games as the fantastic Ghouls 'n Ghosts style game of Maldita Castilla, and the ZX Spectrum look alike Platformer of l'Abbaye des Morts will be releasing his most anticipated game of ' Super Hydorah ' via Steam today! A game I've been looking forward has also been in development by Gryzor87, published by Abylight, and will feature high
In 2009 an EAB member by the name of mai came across an unreleased game called 'Marco!', created by Thrustware - Kaiko for the Amiga. It was uploaded to the EAB Zone and is classed as a jump and shoot platformer and was coded by Kai Marcel Teuber, graphics by Marc and music/sfx by Rainer Schef. In the game you play a duck that must traverse across a platform landscape, while wearing a diaper
Death Squared broke me. Now, I don’t mean broke as in a “made me break stuff” kind of way. Rather that on multiple occasions Death Squared reduced me to a near-blubbering mess of a person struggling to comprehend just how I’d solve the puzzle facing me. Yet eventually I’d overcome it, but that fleeting euphoria […]
By: John Blythe / Rucksack Games Genre: Platform Players: 1 Difficulty: Medium
Featured Version: ZX Spectrum First Day Score: ???,???
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Manic Miner and Monty Mole, the star of Circuitry has no offensive abilities and must instead rely on our skill and timing. Thankfully, control of him is quick and responsive and the collision-detection is accurate. The stages are great too - good fun but challenging as well. The difficulty seems a little unbalanced now and then and some sections require a little trial-and-error but overall it's fine. Happily, rounding off the package is some really nice presentation. The same graphical theme is unsurprisingly used throughout but it does look great - there's a lovely loading screen, the sprites and colourful level graphics are superb including lots of nice touches, and the design is creative and suits the style well. Extra detail is available with the 128k version too, which also includes some splendid in-game music. It really is a lovely little game. I'm confident it would have been well received as a full release back in the day but even all these years later it proves an enjoyable, addictive, and charming platformer, and it's free too!
RKS Score: 8/10
Check out John Blythe's clip of Circuitry below. If you like the look of it, download it for free here.
If you've had enough of ZX Spectrum games and want something fresh to experience, then you'll be pleased to know we have recently been informed that The Unofficial Gameboy Jam is now finished and there are 38 rather cool gameboy styled games to play. Just as in the case of the official #gbjam, developers from around the world came forward and created lots of lovely GameBoy themed games in the
Commodore 64C Replacement Case (SX-64 Style) The Commodore C64C replacement case is very nice like the original one. There are some imperfections in the plastic and in the painting phase, anyway i don’t look for the perfection. who is perfect ? :D … so if you are not looking for the absolute perfection, i would [...]
Developed by Silicon & Synapse before it went on and became Blizzard The Lost Vikings is a clever, innovative, and great looking puzzle-platformer. Also, anyone are interested in the Amiga CD32 version of the game should have a look at this The Lost Vikings (Amiga CD32) eBay auction. It comes in a jewel case with CD and manual.
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The famous game Assembloids has been reducted to BASIC for the 2nd time by Steveboy as Assembloids Basic V2.0, this time being converted on Plus/4 too by Luca: Assembloids Basic V3.5!
Per-Ola Eriksson has once again been trawling the internet looking for unreleased games and this time he has come across a rather unusual Amiga game that not only have I never seen before, but it's a dungeon crawler, one of my favourite style of genre. Titled as 'Duncan' and was due to be released for the Amiga, this game was an in-development RPG with golden overtones in a strange land by a
Hoxs64 written by David Horrocks is a Commodore 64 emulator for Microsoft Windows 2K/XP/Vista/Seven (DirectX 9+) The emulator substantially reproduces this legacy machine in minute detail. Changelog: CIA serial and CNT timing improvements thanks to test programs written by Mariusz. Added VIC-II colour palette user configuration dialog box. Added command line options (see hoxs64.txt) to [...]
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This is where the Audio Wave saga started.
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