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Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Atari Lynx


Game Spotlight

Star Firebirds (1985)
Insight Software
A fairly standard version of Nintendo's Space Firebird, but one that involved the remarkable talents of Mike and Tim Follin. The former brother was a brilliant games programmer who worked on greats like The Sentinel, Bionic Commando and later on the Playstation version of Quake II. Tim was a musician who wrote the most memorable tunes for the Spectrum and is still involved with the business. The third brother, Geoff, worked with Tim on many C64 projects. Back to the game though. It's perfectly playable, if unspectacular, and notable for Tim Follin's first effort at Spectrum music - a rendition ...    
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TitlePlatform
StarquakeIBM PC
Fairlight: A PreludeCommodore 64
MorpheusCommodore 64
Jet Set WillyCommodore 64
Dizzy 6: Prince of the YolkFolkSinclair ZX Spectrum
PiggySinclair ZX Spectrum
Psi-SpySinclair ZX Spectrum
Street HassleSinclair ZX Spectrum
SlugSinclair ZX Spectrum
Pac-ManSinclair ZX Spectrum

News

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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