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Green Beret (1986)
Amstrad CPC

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Initially it developed games for the VIC 20, the Dragon and all other computers as they were released. The name Romik was created from the the first names of Mike and his brother Robert. Some people for some reason thought that the name Romik was from Rose and Mike, Mr. Rose was employed by Romik as an accountant and was dismissed soon after he started and replaced by a firm of accountants. When he was dismissed Gerry Rose left to form a new software house, Phoenix Software.

Historic Game Chart

PCG Soft Hits, June 1984
Pos Game Title Publisher Spc Vic C64 Bbc Drg Orc
1Jet Set WillySoftware Projectsl
2Fighter PilotDigital Integrationl
3Chequered FlagPsionl
4Manic MinerSoftware Projectsl l
5Bugaboo the FleaQuicksilval l
6HunchbackOceanl ll
7Atic AtacUltimatel
8Chinese JugglerOcean l
93D Ant AttackQuicksilval
12Revenge of the Mutant CamelsLlamasoft l
13Night GunnerDigital Integrationl
14Pinball WizardCP Soft l
15Blue ThunderRichard Wilcoxl
16Lunar JetmanUltimatel
18BlaggerAlligata l
20Scuba DiveDurelll ll
21Forbidden ForestCosmi l
22Twin Kingdom ValleyBug-Bytel l
23Space PilotAnirog l
24Super PipelineTaskset l
26Bear BovverArticl
27SnookerVisionsl llll
29SkullGames Machinel
30Death ChaseMicromegal
31Horace & the SpidersPsionl
32Eskimo EddieOceanl
33Jet PacUltimatel l
34Pilot 64Abbex l
36Mr WimpyOceanl l
37Space ShuttleMicrodeall
38Classic AdventureMelbourne Housel
39Wizard & PrincessMelbourne House l
40OdysseyK-Tel l
41Killer WattAlligata l
42China MinerInterceptor Micros l
43Falcon PatrolVirgin l
44Chuckie EggA & F Softwarel lll
45HobbitMelbourne Housel ll
46Hunter KillerProtekl
47Football ManagerAddictivel
48Harrier AttackDurelll l
50TrashmanNew Generationl


Panic! Dizzy Oliver Twins new title smashes Kickstarter goal

Panic! Dizzy - A 'new' old game by The Oliver Twins smashes Kickstarter goal!

After raising an incredible £20,780 thanks to backers, the latest Kickstarter for Panic! Dizzy; A 'new' old NES game by The Oliver Twins that has been lost and found in The Oliver Twins attic, is now a massive success.15 March 2019

New Bruce Lee title for C64

Return of Fury is a continuation of the original game Bruce Lee, developed by DataSoft Inc, in 1984.

It features all of the classic gameplay, but now in a brand new world. The improvements were made by Vidar Bang, Rune Spaans, Anders Rodahl, Kåre Johansen, Roy Widding, Andrew Fisher, Vinny Mainolfi, Chris Stanley, Tom Roger Skauen and Paul Hughes.

More details can be seen on the Megastyle website. 08 March 2019

New FPGA-based C64 Video Enhancement

A new FPGA-based modification board for the Commodore 64 computer is being developed to produce YPbPr video output.

The C64 is the most iconic device of the 8-bit computer era and there is a huge library of software and hardware modifications available. Nevertheless the video output quality is inherently poor by modern standards, even with the use of the s-video option. This is specially true with LCD flat screens that amplify the visual artifacts even more.

This clever piece of kit developed by user C0pperdragon bypasses the chrominance/luminance signal generation of the VIC-II and computes a YPbPr signal directly from the digital information available inside the computer. As it turns out, it is enough to passively listen to just about 22 pins of the VIC-II to figure out what video signal it actually intends to generate. Using the information from these pins and some logic implemented in an FPGA, a pixel-perfect replication of the video image can be generated.

For more details, head over to C0pperdragon's GitHub page.15 March 2019

Amiga classic Stunt Car Racer ported to the BBC Master

Originally written by Geoff Crammond, also known for Formula One Grand Prix, this iconic title was a huge hit on the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST back in 1989.

Now The Bitshifters Collective and Kieran Connell have managed to port the game to the Acorn BBC Master!

This feat required a lot of effort to get the graphics running so super-smooth, but it really plays well! The BBC Master is a 2Mhz 6502 with 128Kb RAM, so it is really amazing to get this running on a stock 8-bit system.

Head over to the Bitshifters Collective GitHub page for more info. It's also listed on pouet.net.07 March 2019

Knight Lore Ported to the Plus/4

The Ultimate Play the Game classic, Knight Lore, has been ported to the Commodore Plus/4. The game is producted by Rod & Emu Productions, developed by Emu (code), and includes music by Saul Cross graphics by Almighty God.

The title also includes a number of built-in cheats to make it a little easier, supported both PAL and NTSC machines, as well as SID card or original TED for audio.

Click here for the Plus/4 Web page.07 March 2019

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