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Bases Loaded 4 (1993)
Nintendo NES


Game Spotlight

Heimdall (1991)
Core Design
Title Heimdall Game Type RPG Publisher Core Design, 1991 Players 1 Compatibility All (with WHDLoad patch) HD Installable Yes (with patch) Submission Adrian Simpson Profiled Reviewer Review Heimdall is an action adventure based around Viking legends and not the usual futuristic or orc fantasy scenarios which are found in many games of this type. It's nice to see some variation in themes sometimes. Even so, the aim of the game is two locate three weapons (Thor's Hammer, Frey's Spear and Odin's Sword) which have been lost on three different worlds. I think that too many games re ...    
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Historic Game Chart

PCG Top 50, December 1984
Pos Game Title Publisher Spc C64 Bbc
1Daley Thompson's DecathlonOceanl l
2SherlockMelbourne Housel
3ZaxxonUS Gold l
4Beach HeadUS Goldl l
5AvalonHewsonl
6EliteAcornsoft l
7Kokotoni WilfElitel l
8International SoccerCommodore l
9Wanted: Monty MoleGremlinl l
10Full ThrottleMicromegal
11Lords of MidnightBeyondl
12Sabre WulfUltimatel
13Summer GamesQuicksilva l
14DecathlonActivision l
15Jet Set WillySoftware Projectsl
16Tornado Low LevelVortexl
17Match PointPsionl
18Zim Sala BimMelbourne House l
19Arabian NightsInterceptor Micros l
20Death Star InterceptorSystem 3 l
21HavocDynavision l
22Pitfall 2Activision l
23American FootballArgus Pressl
24Football ManagerAddictivel ll
25World Cup FootballArticl
26Micro OlympicsDatabasel ll
27MugsyMelbourne Housel
28Combat LynxDurelll
29PsytronBeyondl
30Frank N SteinPSSl
31Astro ChaseStatesoft l
32HampsteadMelbourne Housel
33Fighter PilotDigital Integrationl
34Battle for MidwayPSSl
35Quo VadisThe Edgel
36PyjamaramaMikro-Genl
37Dark StarDesign Design l
38ChillerMastertronic l
39Boulder DashStatesoft l
40Falcon Patrol 2Virgin l
41Twin Kingdom ValleyBug-Bytel
42Frak!Aardvark l
43High NoonOcean l
44Zombie-ZombieQuicksilval
45Perils of Bear GeorgeCheetah Softl
46Braxx BluffMicromegal
47TerrahawksCRLl
48PsytraxxThe Edgel
49Suicide ExpressGremlin l
50Trollie WallieInterceptor Micros l


News

New Retro Game Comparisons at FRGCB!

The Finnish Retro Game Comparison Blog has several new entries of note, including 4x4 Offroad Racing by Epyx, Way of the Exploding Fist by Melbourne House, and Cauldron by Palace Software.

The blog aims to give an unbiased view of titles across multiple platforms, and they are a great read. Visit the FRGCB site here.01 February 2021

EZFlash OMEGA Definitive Edition launched

After one year of development, the EZ team has finally completed the latest full size GBA flash card.

It comes with all the basic EZ OMEGA features plus:
Now uses Ferroelectric RAM to keep saves absolutely safe, supports 512Mb GBA Movie ROMs, dual working mode, rumble function for GBA/NDS games, GBA-DS Link Transfer support, DS Web Browser support, DS RAM Expansion Pack support, and a replaceable battery.

Head over to the EZFlash website for details on pricing and where to buy! 09 January 2021

Amiga Addict Issue 2 out now

The brand new Amiga Addict magazine launched in December 2020. It is the first Amiga-dedicated magazine available in both digital and print form for 14 years!

Issue 2 is now available on the amiga-addict.com website.

This issue's content includes: • Feature on the legendary DMA Design with Mike Dailly and Steve Hammond
• Demoparty interview with UK organiser Ruairi Fullam
• Tribute to Dave Needle and his engineering legacy
• We look at the light gun adaptor for classic Amigas
• Paul Monaghan looks back at Amiga mags of the past
• A day in the life of Amiga Action Magazine!
• We go games crazy with reviews of The Addams Family, Jim Power, No Second Prize and a look at new game Super Sprint DRS
• Personal history of UK Amiga retail
• Five page Amiga CD32 & CDTV special!
and much more! 29 January 2021

Expect an Atari VCS release this year

The Atari VCS, formerly labelled Ataribox will release this year! First announced back in June 2017, this new console is not a modern take on the original Atari 2600. Rather, it's a PC / console hybrid that is capable of playing more than 100 home and arcade classic Atari games as well as new titles. In addition, you can also stream your favorite shows in 4K HDR, boot the system into PC mode and install any OS, making it remarkably flexible.

The Atari VCS will be available in three models: a classic wood grain walnut, black, and carbon gold. All three versions share the same, slick design, with ribbed lines and a raised back.

Most exciting is that the final specs of the VCS are out! Sporting an AMD Raven Ridge 2 APU with Ryzen GPU, 32GB of eMMC storage (expandable), 8GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable), Wifi, HDMI 2.0, USB, etc, etc. The top-end versions will support 4K, but a budget version called VCS 400 will have half the RAM and support 1080p only. 18 January 2021

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