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Light Saver (1984)
Commodore 64


Publisher Spotlight

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Founded in 1984 by three Leeds University students, Ian Oliver, Andrew Onions and Graeme Baird, Realtime Games Software produced some ground-breaking games for the early 8-bit home computers.

Their first game, 3D Tank Duel, was a wireframe graphics game in the style of the Battlezone arcade machine, written for the ZX Spectrum. This was followed up with Starstrike 3D, a game based on the Star Wars arcade machine. Throughout its existence, the company continued to innovate in the world of 3D graphics, with their most notable release being Carrier Command. The company was also involved in porting Elite to the PC and Starglider to the ZX Spectrum.

Realtime's early output was self-published, though later they took the more traditional route to market with their games mainly being published by Rainbird.




Latest Downloads


TitlePlatform
Fantasy GamesSinclair ZX81
Shockway RiderSinclair ZX Spectrum
Space CrusadeSinclair ZX Spectrum
Wanted: Monty MoleCommodore 64
Adventure C: The Ship of DoomSinclair ZX81
Billy BongSinclair ZX Spectrum
New Zealand Story, TheCommodore 64
Subway VigilanteSinclair ZX Spectrum
Summer GamesCommodore 64
10th FrameCommodore 64

News

Quadron for the ZX Spectrum gets an update

If you have bought Quadron for the ZX Spectrum you might want to know that there are two small updates available. The first includes the loading screen before entering the game menu. The screen was recreated from the original screen art from 1988.

The second update is the availability of the game in TAP format, for those who prefer this format.

You can download the updated version from the itch.io website.27 December 2018

Amiga Emulator WinUAE 4.1.0 has been released

WinUAE version 4.1.0 has been released with a massive list of new features and bug-fixes. Here are some highlights of this version:

* PC Bridgeboard (A1060 Sidecar, A2088, A2088T, A2286 and A2386SX) emulation rewrite using the PCem as new core;
* Sound Blaster emulation (PCem, various models)
* AGA hires/superhires horizontal pixel positioning and borderblank horizontal single hires pixel offset fully emulated.
* 68030 MMU emulation compatibility improved
* New emulated hardware: CSA Twelwe Gauge (A1200 68030 accelerator + SCSI controller) and AccessX/Acetec IDE controller07 December 2018

Flimbos Quest Coming to Atari XL/XE

One of the C64’s best-loved platform games, Flimbo’s Quest, is coming to to Atari’s 8-bit line of XL/XE computers, thanks to the efforts of New Generation!

The original C64 version was developed by Boys Without Brains and published by System 3 back in 1990. Thanks to excellent artwork, music and engaging gameplay, it was one of the best side-scrolling platformers for the system, as well as receiving conversions for the Amiga and ill-fated C64GS console.

The Atari conversion began life as an entry for the Sillyventure 2018 games development competition, and while the alpha build is far from feature-complete, the developers have stated that the final release will include all the levels, enemies and mechanics from the C64.

The completed version of the game is expected to run on an Atari 130XE equipped with 256 Kb memory, or a stock Atari XL/XE.

The alpha version available to download and try for yourselves.05 November 2018

Atari Retro Handheld Console Available to Pre-order

After a series of delays, Pqube has made it’s new, portable Atari “Retro” console available for potential customers to pre-order.

Boasting the familiar “immortalised” wood grain trim of the iconic 2600 VCS, the unit includes a library of 50 classic games, including the likes of Centipede, Missile Command and Breakout.

The console features a 2.4″ display, headphone jack, a retro volume control, plus an A/V connector that we assume will allow the unit to be hooked up to a TV or other display; Atari hasn’t included any technical details regarding the output, but it’s not HDMI (looks similar to a 3.5mm headphone jack).

The unit is powered by 3 x AAA batteries (not included), although there’s no mention of how long these are meant to last before needing to be replaced. In terms of price, the unit is listed on Funstock Retro and Amazon web stores for £34.99.22 October 2018

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