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Hyperblaster (1984)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Game Spotlight

Marble Madness (1986)
Electronic Arts
Title Marble Madness Game Type General Action Publisher Electronic Arts Players 1 or 2 Compatibility OCS (AGA Patch available) HD Installable Yes Submission Chris Vella Profiled Reviewer Review This game is an absolute classic! This is one of the most playable games that I have ever played. The object of the game is to move your marble through the mazes and get to the finish line. There are enemies along the way that will try to stop you by trying to push you off the mazes or stun you so you can't move. There are other obstacles that you must overcome by pre ...    
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Quadron Deluxe Announced!

Cronosoft are about to release a Deluxe version of Andy Beale's game, Quadron.

This is the same game but more of a collectors’ edition and comes in a double jewel case containing both cassette and mini CD featuring the same latest version of the game, with the much requested redefinable keys option.

The CD also includes the exclusive “Development of Quadron in Pictures” only available in this version. There are also the “Basic Instructions” and “Detailed Instructions” included on the CD that were first made available for buyers on the itch download site.

Andy is famous for being the original author of Psytraxx in 1984, published by The Edge. 20 December 2020

ZX Spectrum Next Issue 2 Kickstarter Begins

If you missed out on backing the first Kickstarter campaign for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Next in 2017, now's your chance!

The £250K goal was met within the first 5 minutes, and the funding so far after 24 hours has already exceeded that of Issue 1, whose machines began shipping to backers in February this year.

Issue 2 Nexts are broadly the same as Issue 1, but with some improvements following recommendations given by owners to the development team.

View our dedicated Spectrum Next page for more details.12 August 2020

More games flood in for MSXDev’20

MSXDev’20 started slow, with one game here and there, which is natural since most people would start coding their games after the competition is announced. However, with the submission deadline fast approaching, nine new games were submitted in the span of a few days! With the new contestants, the MSX enthusiasts have fourteen new games to play and get properly prepared to vote when the time comes. Head over to VintageIsTheNewOld for details!24 July 2020

New Plus/4 Game - The Pit

Doug Turner has released a new game for the Commodore Plus/4. After more than 30 years after creating Icicle Works and Prospector Pete, Doug decided to work on a new game following the Boulderdash-style gameplay.

According to Doug, The Pit was born of his desire to revisit Icicle Works and correct the mistakes he made back then, most notably the lack of a smooth scrolling window. With that in mind, he also took Prospector Pete elements to create the new game.

As I mentioned before, The Pit is very like Boulderdash, but to be very honest, a better one. Although at first, it looks like the same, The Pit mesh the two of Doug’s previous games makes the game the ultimate Boulderdash, with 36 levels of frantic gravitational gameplay, new foes, magic pits to fill with stones, portals, warp holes, dynamite, spades, and much more.

The Pit is available for free, following this link.09 August 2020

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