What a year 2016 has been for new Amstrad CPC game releases. A poll being conducted on the Facebook group page Amstrad Classic Gaming and Demos provides an estimated figure that there has been a whopping 73 individual games created and developed for the Amstrad 8-bit computer this year. That’s finished games, game demos, unfinished games, and unreleased to the public games. To put that figure into perspective, there were approximately 45 new game releases for the CPC in 2015.
Last Legion UX – Fan Translation of Nintendo 64 Game Released in English
Last Legion UX is a third person action fighting game that was developed by Yuke’s and published by Hudson in 1999 for the Nintendo 64. The game is a fighting game in the same vein as Virtual On, where players get to equip their mechs with different weapons, different combinations, and pit against each other […]
New Street Fighter Animated Movie Work in Progress by Fan
Don’t tell Capcom but a fan is making an anime style short film based on Street Fighter II.
Book Report: Downright Bizarre Games by Michael Thomasson
One of the most rewarding things about my job here at RGM is putting a game that has no business being in anyone’s library into the system, pressing power, and sharing the stupid with all of you. Over the years I’ve defiled my PlayStation with Hooters Road Trip and Simpsons Wrestling, subjected my PC to […]
Metroid: Rogue Dawn – Prequel to the First Game is Released
There has been a bit of a resurgence lately to return to the Metroid series’ 2D action-adventure roots, what with the unofficial Another Metroid 2 Remake on Windows–which was released last year to great response–and now we have Metroid: Rogue Dawn, an unofficial prequel to the original NES title. However, it remains to be seen […]
Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders is Out on Kickstarter
We have seen plenty of games appear on the popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter for various videogame projects over the years, but not many with various different platforms planned. Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders, a brand new 2D platform game from OrionSoft, is being developed for four different platforms: Mega Drive/Genesis, Dreamcast, Game Boy, and Windows.
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Earlier this month, we mentioned that Super Mario Run was coming to the Android platform. Now, more proof that it is, indeed, coming has been made available. For those that do not know what Super Mario Run is, it is an endless running game featuring the iconic plumber. Mario has served as the spokesman–of sorts–for Nintendo for several decades now. Coming to mobile devices such as Android and iPhone is a big step for Nintendo; they are usually quite protective of their intellectual properties. It is not often that Nintendo has let their characters appear on other platforms. Super Mario Run is the first in a long time.
This has been a fantastic year for the Amstrad CPC 8-bit computer with a long list of activity on the new games front and, just before the year ends, we get another fine addition to that list. Chibi Akuma(s): Episode 1: Invasion, which takes full advantage of an Amstrad CPC computer with 128k of memory, was coded by keith58 who describes the game as a “Spoof Gothic Horror shooter”.
The Commodore 64 was quite a workhorse of a little computer. This thing played many of the classics of the 1980s and into the 1990s. Homebrew and independent developers are keeping it alive even today, with new software that pushes the limits. Sometimes, those limits are beyond anything anyone could have previously credited the little computer with. Now please keep in mind, some of these Full Motion Videos (FMV) are making use of additional hardware such as RAM Expansion Units (REU). Still, these feats are quite impressive, considering this is an 8-bit computer with a 1 megahertz CPU and very, very little RAM available. Just look at the Dallas intro for proof.
We are following Xenocider quite closely here at Retro Gaming Magazine. Part of this is because we are huge Sega Dreamcast fans, but it also helps when the developers are so as open as Retro Sumus are. Previously, we have followed various aspects of this new game and now we are looking at one of the more impressive bosses to be displayed: King Hermit–dude is wearing a Galleon of all things.
Earlier this month, Nintendo of Japan renewed their ownership of the Super Famicom controller (the Super Famicom was renamed the Super Nintendo outside of Japan). This is exciting news as the Nintendo NES Classic Mini is a hot ticket item right now. Could Nintendo be attempting to capture lightning in a bottle twice in a row? If anyone could do it, it would be Nintendo, but there is more to this story after the jump.
Double Dragon is one of those iconic brawlers that is symbolic with retrogaming. Go ahead, show some screen shots to some friends and see how long it takes them to tell you it is Double Dragon. The series is just ionic from start to finish. This series was also thought to be dead for years. Sure, we got Double Dragon Neon and a re-release of the first three games in Double Dragon Trilogy, but not a wholly new game in the old style. While I don’t like pixel art for the sake of pixel art, in Double Dragon IV, it works quite well and ties into the original games. Some series just don’t work with modern graphics.
Zork is an iconic title in the realm of computer gaming. No one really knows the date it was released but that is not stopping us from discussing it a bit. If you have never played Zork I: The Great Underground Empire, then you are seriously missing out. Just don’t be surprised when there are no graphics and it is only text. Some of the best, longest lasting games in history had no graphics. Zork being the biggest of the bunch.
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