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Prince of Persia (C64) released :: posted by Jason :: 16 Oct 2011

In a surprise move, coder Andreas "Mr SID" Varga announced a week ago that been spending his evenings taking apart the Apple II version of Broderbund's Prince of Persia and that, with a lot of hard graft and a passing Easyflash cartridge, he'd converted it to the C64. And after teasing mercilessly for days on end with videos showing the intro, gameplay and just how accurate his conversion was next to Jordan Mechner's original, the promised 16th October release date was met and PoP C64 is now available for download!

Emulator users should confirm they're using VICE 2.2 because they won't be able to mount the 505K cartridge image otherwise.

  • External link:   Prince of Persia at the CSDb

Space Disposal (Spectrum_ released :: posted by Jason :: 15 Oct 2011

Space Disposal is a flick screen shooting and collecting game developed by Paul Jenkinson (author of Chopper Drop and the Kyd Cadet series) which is just a little reminiscent of Cybernoid although without being quite as punishingly hard to play as far as we can tell... although there are moments!

  • External link:   Space Disposal at World of Spectrum
  • News source:  FreshBEEP

Bozxle (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 12 Oct 2011

And since we're here doing an update, Bozxle for the Spectrum is a Sokoban clone which uses a similar rainbow processing technique to the just released Buzzsaw+ in order to push lots of extra colour into the display! It looks like an emulator upgrade is going to be required here at Oldschool Gaming towers...

  • External link:   Bozxle at World of Spectrum

Coracle (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 12 Oct 2011

That nice Jonathan Cauldwell has finished another game! Available to purchase for a mere £3.99 from Cronosoft (or a little more if you live outside the UK), Coracle is... well, it's sort of a shoot 'em up where the player only gets control of the turret attached to a boat that travels back and forth across the screen and has to time shooting of bonuses to make sure they're collected. We'll be showing this off on the Oldschool Gaming stand at Replay, by the way!

  • News source:  World of Spectrum

Buzzsaw+ (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 04 Oct 2011

There's something slightly fishy going on... Jason "Joefish" Railton has finally finished and released his excellent-looking Spectrum action puzzler Buzzsaw! The game, which is a falling block puzzle where cute little creatures are dropped into the well near each other so that spinning saw blades can rip them to shreds, uses "rainbow processing" techniques to produce very colourful in-game graphics.

  • External link:   Buzzsaw+ Foxton Locks Mix at World of Spectrum

Dunjon Battler (C64) released :: posted by Jason :: 27 Sep 2011

Dunjon Battler for the C64 is, as the name might suggest, a game about battling. In dunjons dungeons. Monsters can be dispatched with a sword, treasure chests can be found that contain food to bump up health and there's a shiny chalice to find which will make the hero a winner.

  • External link:   Dunjon Battler at the CSDb

Edge Grinder (Amstrad CPC) released :: posted by Jason :: 18 Sep 2011

Paul Kooistra, developer of much shooty goodness for the Amstrad CPC, has just finished his version of Edge Grinder. The game, started as a collaborative competition at Oldschool Gaming's sister site Format War, is a caravan-style horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up where the challenge is to rack up the highest score possible.

The C64 disk version, with loading picture by Steve Day and loading music by Sean Connolly, was also released today and is available to download from the Cosine website.

  • External link:   Edge Grinder at Format War

Frank N Stein Re-booted (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 18 Sep 2011

Released to coincide with the original's 27th anniversary, Frank N Stein Re-booted is a remix of the 1984 platformer from PSS. And even better, the original developer Colin Stewart was behind this new version and apparently has plans for more releases! Got to love it when a developer returns to the 8-bits like that...

  • External link:   Frank N Stein Re-booted at World of Spectrum

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