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Fruit Machine Simulator 2 (1989)
Commodore 64

Game Spotlight

BMX XXX ( 2002)
Acclaim Entertainment
"Gimmicks… Yes. Good… Yes." I was a big fan of Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 on my Xbox. It’s a superb BMX game, with plenty to do, and it looks the part too. When I first heard that Dave Mirra had detached himself from BMX XXX, I was slightly disappointed, as I thought that without Miracle Boy that Z-Axis might decide to scrap the project. Thankfully, they didn’t, and BMX XXX was the outcome of their work. Graphics – 7 BMX XXX looks, in a word, average. Whilst it isn’t graphically spectacular, it looks solid, and runs fluidly, without any slowdown at all, that I noticed. After taking ...    
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Historic Game Chart

PCG Top 50, August 1984
Pos Game Title Publisher Spc Vic C64 Bbc Drg Orc
1Beach HeadAccess l
2MugsyMelbourne Housel
3Sabre WulfUltimatel
5Codename MATMicromegal
6Jet Set WillySoftware Projectsl
7TrashmanNew Generationl
8Fighter PilotDigital Integrationl
9Solo FlightMicroprose l
10Blade AlleyPSSl
11Atic AtacUltimatel
12Space PilotAnirog l
13International FootballCommodore l
14Forbidden ForestCosmil
15Jack & the BeanstalkThor l
16HunchbackOceanl l
17Chequered FlagPsionl
18Night GunnerDigital Integrationl l
19Sheep in SpaceLlamasoft l
20Blue ThunderWilcoxl
21AviatorAcornsoft l
22Flight Path 737Anirog l
23BlaggerAlligata ll
24Ad AstraGargoyle Gamesl
25Manic MinerSoftware Projectsl l
263D Luna AttackHewsonl
27Revenge of the Mutant CamelsLlamasoft l
28Football ManagerAddictivel
29ZodiacAnirog l
303D Ant AttackQuicksilval
31Black HawkCreative Sparks l
33The BossPeaksoftl
35City AttackK-Tel l
36Aztec ChallengeCosmil
37Moon AlertOceanl ll
38Scuba DiveDurelll
39MillionaireIncentive l
40FortressAmcoml lll
41Chuckie EggA & F Softwarel
42Twin Kingdom ValleyBug-Bytel ll
44GyropodTaskset l
45PyramidFantasyl l
47OverdriveSuperior l
48World CupArticl
49BMX RacersMastertronic l
50Lords of MidnightBeyond l


YAPE 1.1.3 released

A new version of YAPE is available. YAPE is a Windows emulator for the Commodore Plus/4. The changes in this release are: Commodore 264 prototype, unlimited frame rate option, improvements for keyboard, TED and D64. 16 June 2017

Ooze, New AGD ZX Spectrum Game by Andy Johns Released!

Andy Johns has today released his new game, Ooze, for the Spectrum 128K. The game is written using AGD (Arcade Game Designer) by Jonathan Cauldwell.

Andy has developed numerous other Spectrum titles, including Monty's Honey Run and Monty Mole and the Lost Souls. This new game though is rather special, as it adds music to an AGD-based game, thanks to David Saphier who worked out how this can be achieved. David also added the menu art including the menu code, menu music by Miguel/CPU and some in game music by Rayden/Vitali.

You can download Ooze from Dropbox. It's a 128K game, so be sure to configure your favourite emulator for 128K mode. 17 March 2017

Realms of Quest V for VIC-20

Ghislain is working on Realms of Quest V for the Commodore VIC20. This RPG game will have 4 diskette sides, 250 portrait graphics, 6 races, 16 classes, music, big world map, 20 cities and 10 characters.

Read more on his Blogspot page.19 May 2017

ZX Spectrum Next Taking Shape

Henrique Olifiers published on YouTube an 8-minute long video showing the board in action. On the video, the PCB is installed in a regular ZX Spectrum case for demo purposes. Talking about the demos, he uses some of the best demos available for the Spectrum, trying to convince us (as if it was needed!) that the machine has the best possible hardware emulation one can find.

Watch the YouTube video, check out more info on www.specnext.com and join the discussion on Facebook!31 January 2017

Floppy Days podcast - VIC-20 History with Michael Tomczyk, Neil Harris, and Brian Bagnall

The latest Floppy Days podcast is out!

In this month's episode, Randy talks about the Commodore VIC-20, the computer that brought colours for the users for an affordable price.

Randy says "In this first episode about the Vic-20, I want to cover the history of this machine: why it was developed, some of the stories around its development, what happened after its release, and when it was canceled. To that end, I contacted some notable persons that were involved with the roll-out and support of the Vic-20, as well as a person who was involved in documenting Commodore's history. The first person I contacted was Michael Tomczyk, who was an assistant to Jack Tramiel at Commodore and who led the so-called "Vic Commando Team". Michael was intimately involved in the marketing and support of the Vic. In addition, a key member of his team, Neil Harris, agreed to help with this episode as well. And, finally, I talked with Brian Bagnall, who you might recognize as the author of "Commodore: A Company on the Edge". This is an amazing line up of people who are very familiar with the Vic-20 and its history and I'm very lucky to have been able to get their assistance with telling its story."

Listen to the podcast here.29 January 2017

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