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Xevious (1987)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum


Game Spotlight

Balance of Power (1987)
Mindscape International Inc
Title Balance of Power Game Type Strategy Company Mindscape, 1987 Programmer Chris Crawford Players 1 Compatibility All Submission Callas Review Balance of Power is set in the 1980's Cold War scenario, with the player acting as either America or Russia. Each turn, the player allocates money, military support, destabilization efforts and so on, to every country in the world. As such, each turn can take a long time, as you read the reports each country and balance your resource allocations (and search round the map wondering where Bolivia is). The up side is after ...    
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News

Gears of Games talks to Bo Jangeborg of Fairlight fame

Spectrum fans might well remember Fairlight and Fairlight II, from Swedish coder Bo Jangeborg. These isometric adventure games were both highly regarded by fans of Sir Clive’s finest, with the original receiving a whopping 95% from Crash, and Computer & Video Games describing it as possessing “a level of detail and precision which surpasses anything seen on a Spectrum before.”

YouTube channel Gears Of Games has recently tracked down Bo Jangeborg for a major interview, which you can see above. It’s well worth a look – the interview is conducted entirely in English and goes into a great deal of depth, with the video running for 54 minutes. The production values are high, and Bo does the vast majority of the talking, covering everything from his start in programming to the various technical tricks used in Fairlight. If you’re a fan of the games, this is essential viewing.

Give it a watch on YouTube!26 January 2018

WinUAE 3.6.0 released

A new version of WinUAE has just been released. This new version includes better emulation of the 68030/040/060, support for a variety of SCSI, IDE and OPTI devices, uses Direct3D 11 and emulates ATAPI tape drives. Furthermore, a large number of bugs are fixed in the core resulting in better compatibility as well as AVI recording issues resolved.

Go to winuae.net to view the full list of changes and download!17 January 2018

Amiga Future 130 out now

Issue 130 of the English and German Amiga magazine Amiga Future has been released. This edition contains a number of new reviews including a preview of Playfield, review of Killer Bees, Schütze Mike and the Treasures of the Inkas, Flug der Amazon Queen, Crazy Priest, Astate, AKReal, Codebench, Aminet, MorphOS Camp, and OS4 Depot. It also has an interview with Andreas Magerl celebrating the 20th anniversary of the magazine!

You can purchase either the magazine alone, or one with a cover CD. Head over to http://www.amigafuture.de for more!10 January 2018

SEUCK Compo 2018 Opens

The annual S.E.U.C.K. (Shoot em Up Construction Kit) competition is now open for receiving new submissions. You have until 31st May 2018 to write and deliver your best vertical or horizontally scrolling shoot em up.

Entries must stick to the themes of Sci-Fi/futuristic or Fantasy Adventure, and must be all your own work.

More details can be found on TND64 - Good luck!05 January 2018

Tech Radar reports on the Ataribox

Andrew Hayward from Tech Radar gives us more insight into the exciting upcoming Atari console, rumoured to be targeting the market of the NES Classic, but will be able to play new games also.

Head to Tech Radar for the "Everything you need to know" article.14 December 2017

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