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Ghost Castle 2 (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 17 Nov 2010

Although a beta copy was released during the excellent R3PLAY expo in Blackpool just under a fortnight ago, the final release of the Bog Brothers' latest work Ghost Castle 2 has been made available and it's a massive and colourful spot of flick-screen arcade adventuring of the variety the Spectrum is well known for.

  • External link:   WOS thread

Mission2Mir (MSX) released :: posted by Jason :: 14 Nov 2010

There's a new entry into this year's MSXdev competition from newly-minted programmer Raymond van Hoorn, Mission2Mir is a gallery style shoot 'em up written in MSX BASIC. The last remaining MSX is apparently aboard the Mir space station and in need of rescuing from hostile aliens, so guess who is signing up for the job!

  • External link:   News on MSXDev

Dr. Mario (Atari 8-bit) released :: posted by Jason :: 10 Nov 2010

Pawel Gugala (sometimes known as Paw) has just released the final version of his Atari 8-bit conversion of Dr. Mario. As with the original game, Mario needs help to use pills to kill off evil diseases and the best way to do that is, bizarrely, rather similar to Tetris.

But remember kids, Mario is not a trained medical practitioner so get a second opinion!

  • External link:   Atari Online page (in Polish)
  • News source:  Atari Age

Repton: The Lost Realms (BBC Micro) released :: posted by Jason :: 09 Nov 2010

Visitors to the fantastic R3PLAY expo in Blackpool last weekend will surely have noticed an extremely large television connected to a BBC Micro - running on that huge screen was Retro Software's latest release, Repton: The Lost Realms and a disk version was available to buy at the event itself right up to the point where they sold out! More stock should be available soon, along with a cassette release and both cassette and disk versions of the Acorn Electron port.

  • External link:   Repton: The Lost Realms at Retro Software

Quod Init Exit (C64) released :: posted by Jason :: 29 Oct 2010

Quod Init Exit is a cute platformer for the C64, the player controls a pig that must first consume foodstuffs as they whiz across the screen and then chase a porcelain receptacle to... erm, dispose of bodily wastes produced by said foodstuffs. How absolutely delightful that all sounds, it's a fast paced, good looking action game all about a defecating animal!

  • External link:   CSDb entry

Jewel Bits (Atari 8-bit) released :: posted by Jason :: 28 Oct 2010

Blimey, even more from ABBUC 2010 and it's another Bejewelled style action puzzler called Jewel Bits. As always, the objective is to get three or more gems of the same kind in a row because that'll see them removed from the play area and the cell they're sat on marked as cleared; change the colour of all the cells and it's on to the next level.

One neat touch is the in-game soundtrack, which is a cover of Jonathan Coulton's "Still Alive" from Portal - fantastic stuff.

  • External link:   Download at Fandal's archive
  • News source:  Atari Age

Impossible Mission (Oric) released :: posted by Jason :: 27 Oct 2010

Another Oric game - stay a while, stay forever! Yes, that lovely Jonathan Bristow is back with another release for the Oric and this time it's a conversion of the Epyx C64 classic Impossible Mission, so need we say any more? And yes, it's a contractual obligation to paraphrase the intro speech whenever the subject of Impossible Mission comes up...

  • External link:   Impossible Mission site

Robix (Atari 8-bit) released :: posted by Jason :: 27 Oct 2010

Even more ABBUC software competition entry goodness has arrived; it's the game that the game that placed forth, a scrolling shoot 'em up called Robix which pits one or two player-controlled robots who are presumably distant cousins of Number 5 from Short Circuit against swarms of airborne insects whilst they attempt to leap majestically over hazards and gaps in the landscape.

  • External link:   Download at Fandal's archive
  • News source:  Atari Age

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