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Legend Of Traxtor (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 28 Sep 2014

The Legend Of Traxtor is a match three game that was originally developed for Windows as a GB Jam entry and then converted to the Spectrum.

Legend Of Traxtor on the Spectrum

  • External link:   Legend Of Traxtor website
  • News source:  World Of Spectrum forums

Zombi Terror (ZX81) released :: posted by Jason :: 28 Sep 2014

It needs a 16K expanded ZX81, but Zombi Terror is a conversion of the Spectrum (and indeed other platform) zombie survival adventure from Kabuto Factory.

Zombi Terror for the ZX81

  • External link:   Zombi Terror at WOS

Sector: Invasion (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 28 Sep 2014

Sector: Invasion is a shoot 'em up, but not one where you blast the enemies; instead the challenge is to rack up a good score by destroying all of the cover on each stage whilst dodging their bullets.

  • External link:   Sector: Invasion at WOS

Shapeshifter (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 28 Sep 2014

Over at Cronosoft they've just released Shapeshifter, a brand new puzzle game on the Spectrum from Ian Munro, author of previous Cronosoft release Iron Sphere. The game itself is about placing the Tetris-like shapes on screen into the area specified. There's a demo version to download from here.

  • External link:   Cronosoft
  • News source:  World Of Spectrum forums

Speccy Jam 2 releases :: posted by Jason :: 15 Sep 2014

The second week-long Speccy Jam ended on the 5th of September and, along with a collection of entries for current generation platforms that simulated the Spectrum, there were a few titles actually written to run on the real hardware. We've already mentioned First World Problems previously, but the other releases include Jonathan Cauldwell's top down Retro Racer, multi-screen exploration game Find The Greenroom and some blasting action for shoot 'em up fans in the form of Mini Danmaku.

Retro Racer for the Spectrum

  • External link:   Speccy Jam website forums
  • News source:  Indie Retro News

Wap-niak 2014 releases :: posted by Jason :: 15 Sep 2014

Last weekend in Warsaw, Poland the 2014 iteration of the Wap-niak party was held and five 8-bit games were released, one on the Spectrum and four for the Atari 8-bit. The Spectrum game is Archeomania, an action puzzle game based on the coin-op Tetris Plus with a storyline about archaeologists.

Archeomania for the Spectrum

On the Atari the games are Biedny Pies Antoni 2 which is a two player game where one person is a dog leaving... erm, a brown trail across the carpet whilst the other cleans it up, Russian Roulette which does what it says on the tin, a one button, fast-paced maze game called SpeedMaza and SubChase, a simple but cute little shoot 'em up.

The games can be grabbed from the World Of Spectrum and Atari Age forum threads.

Unkatris (ZX81) released :: posted by Jason :: 11 Sep 2014

Unkatris is a Tetris clone for the unexpanded ZX81. So now the name makes a bit more sense! More information can be found at the WOS forums and here's a YouTube video of it running:

  • External link:   Unkatris at WOS

First World Problems (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 08 Sep 2014

So you've ordered the very latest Jphone but the postal service have stuffed things up and you need to collect it from the sorting office. That sounds like First World Problems which also happens to be the name of a new platformer on the Spectrum released for the second Speccy Jam.

  • External link:   First World Problems at WOS

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