Friday, 19 August 2011

Retro News Update


Unfortunately I haven't got time right now to make a load of individual and in-depth posts, so instead of letting this news become stale, here's a compilation of a few byte-sized snippets for you to digest, with more info to follow soon.
    
Alter Ego Ported To NES


You may recall me getting all excited over a new ZX Spectrum game called Alter Ego a few weeks back; a genuinely original single screen platformer with some cool game mechanics. It seems that I wasn't the only person impressed, as Shiru (he who converted UWOL to the Genesis/Megadrive) has recently created a visual/audio enhanced conversion for the NES - and it's definitely worth checking out. I've already got a cartridge version being built for my new Famicom, so you can expect a full review soon. :)

Retail Version Of Satazius Finally Available Outside Japan


When I first read about Astro Port's Gradius-esque blaster Satazius on indiegames.com, I immediately scoured the net looking for a physical CD copy to buy. Unfortunately, not only were the shops selling it entirely Japanese, but also international shipping wasn't even listed as an option. After a lot of emails, I finally managed to buy a copy from Astro Port directly - and here at RGCD HQ we're loving it (although it has to be said that ptoing isn't entirely won-over by the games' weird scoring system and wonky difficulty curve).
 
    
Anyway, this post isn't just to show off; quite the contrary in fact. If you are interested in getting a copy of the game on CD then check out eurotaku.com. They've recently added Satazius to their stock of PC Doujin games (and post internationally) - but you might want to wait for ptoing's review before parting with your cash. ;)

Two New Psytronik Games Coming Soon?


Two new Psytronik releases for the C64 have been announced lately; Soulless (by Smila and Endurion), an amazing looking Impossible Mission style exploration platformer - and Oracle III, a not-quite-so-amazing looking block-pushing puzzle game. Knowing Kenz, both of these will have surpassed Psytronik's strict quality control system and will no doubt be worthy of the low sale price when they are released. Check the links for more info (the video for Soulless is particularly exciting).

Right, that's your lot for now. We'll be back in a few days with more gaming goodness. :)