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Finding your way round Retro Isle is easy! For hardware info, just use the dropdown menu below the Retro Isle logo, hover over a manufacturer, and a sub-menu will appear, showing various computers.

If you want to look-up an old favourite game just type it into the "Search" box to the right of the Retro Isle logo or use the menus under it to look up alphabetically. You can also use the search box to find a publisher's name, an author, or news article content. When you've found it, feel free to submit a review or a rating!

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Game Spotlight

Terrahawks (1984)
TERRAHAWKS CRL / £6.95 David: This is the game of the TV series - which should guarantee it being a chart- topper. I wonder if it's any good? Or even whether that'll matter ... The idea behind the game is to break out of a black hole by way of a vortex, which you must enter at a certain height, if and when you find it. To help in your quest, you've a radar screen, compass and range detector. The start of the game is actually quite impressive, with lots of scrolling titles and tunes being played ... but the myth soon evaporates. The screen fills with a number of 3D rectangles - wh ...    
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ZX Spectrum Crowdfunding updates

News from the EuroGamer.net site: Some Kickstarter backers of the "Recreated ZX Spectrum" have yet to receive the nostalgia-fuelled retro keyboard - and the boss of the company behind it has been silent for months.

Wesley Yin-Poole at Eurogamer says: "I've spent the past two weeks investigating what looks like another example of a Kickstarter gone horribly wrong - at least for some who forked out for what was supposed to be the glorious revival of one of the most beloved computers in video game history."

Elite Systems launched a Kickstarter that was successfully funded in January 2014, with 821 backers pledging a total of £63,194. But since then, not every backer has received their device, and since this device is not much more than a Bluetooth keyboard that looks like a ZX Spectrum and which relies on an app for the gaming experience, backers have recently reported that this critical app has been withdrawn from all the respective app stores. The full article can be read here.

On a more positive note, The Indiegogo project's Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus Console (see title pic) is apparently nearing release, with the first backers expecting to receive the goods this month. The Vega+ is a new low cost hand-held games console with a colour LCD screen and 1,000 licensed games already installed. It incorporates all the features of the predecessor, ZX Vega, and more, including stereo output for great reproduction of gaming sounds and music. It is the only games console that exists with 1,000 licensed games already included and with both an LCD for anywhere use and video out for TV use.11 September 2016

New CPC title, Defence

After 3 years of development, Shining released his tower defense game called “Defence” for the Amstrad CPC.

In the game you play the role of Bill Rizer who has to fight a battle against Red Falcon and his army, where you have to defend the last command base of the Probotectors, who helped and healed you after an explosion. The army of Red Falcon is led by Lance Gryzor, who once was a comrade of Bill in the fight against the Red Falcon.

Defence features great graphics, speech synthesis, nice music, detailed documentation and a great presentation of the game. If you want, you can get a personalized version of the game (digitally or physically) for a small donation. The downloadable version of Defence contains a DSK image for emulation, a HFE image for the HxC floppy emulator and a version for the Amstrad M4 WiFi expansion. Be sure to at least download it from the official homepage. 09 September 2016

Mega65 progress

A clever fellow by the name of Dr. Paul Gardner-Stephen has spent a number of years to take it upon himself to try to get a Commodore 64/65 into an FPGA package. Follow his progress via the Blog here.

Latest updates are that the emulator written by Gábor can now properly run kickstart and supports hypervisor traps and SD card access, sufficient to boot, and run the disk menu program (which makes heavy use of hypervisor DOS calls).09 September 2016

Retrogaming Times Issue 4 out now

Yes folks, it's the exciting 1st of the bi-month once more, so RGT have announced the fourth edition of the online paper for all retro gaming fans.

This issue's cover story is Yar's Revenge. Also check out new releases on the C64, upcoming events dotted across the USA, Controller Chronicles section, a continuation assessing the CoolBoy 198 in 1 "Real Game", and much more.

Visit The Retrogaming Times website now!01 September 2016

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