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Paratroopers (19xx)
Commodore 64


Game Spotlight

1942 (1986)
Elite Systems Ltd
"A decent shoot-'em-up..." Intro: 1942 is a scrolling shooter released in 1986 for the Commodore 64. Your the pilot of a lone plane that has to fight against the vast enemy forces. Sound: 6/10 The sound effects are pretty good. A slightly annoying sound when you shoot(which you won't hear very often if you don't know what you're doing), a pretty generic explosion when you die and the same for when your enemies die, and pretty much the only music in the game is a single track that seems to have one line of music that repeats over and over. Fortunately, none of the sounds are unbeara ...    
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News

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

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

Chibi Akuma(s), Amstrad Shoot ’em up Now Available

Over at Vintage is the New Old, a news article back in December reported a new game, “Chibi Akuma(s)”, a new spoof-horror crazy shoot ’em up coming to the Amstrad CPC. As promised the game has been released. Download it from the link below.

Download: ChibiAkumas_Multidisk.7z
Website: chibiakumas.com05 January 2017

Pang for Atari 8-bit

Almost 10 years in the making, with very long periods of time without being worked on, Pang has finally arrived for the XL/XE range.

The game has been released at a Dutch party called Silly Venture 2k16.

Visit Pouet.net for download details.13 November 2016

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