North and South

Overview With the famous comic strip heroes from ‘LES TUNIQUES BLEUES’ (The Blue Jackets), imagined by LAMBIL, designed by CAUVIN and published by EDITIONS DUPUIS, re-live the American Civil War with a little bit of historical realism and a lot of humour! Your objective is ensure victory for your side (North or South) by eliminating all the enemy armies. You will be controlling armies across all the combat zones of the Civil War. You may respect history or not, as you like. 1. SELECTING 1 OR 2 PLAYERS =========================== Click…

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Chips Challenge

CHIP’S CHALLENGE PUBLISHER US Gold AUTHOR Epyx YEAR 1990 DESCRIPTION Chips Challenge is a puzzle game, originally from the Atari Lynx.   Plot: GO BIT BUSTER! Chip would do anything for Melinda the Mental Marvel. More than anything because he wanted to join Melinda’s exclusive computer club – the Bit Busters. So you can imagine how Chip felt when Melinda sat down next to him in the school cafeteria and offered him membership… on one condition. Take control of Chip as he does some heavy interfacing with a few interesting…

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Impossible Mission

Published by: U.S. Gold Developer: Epyx / Dennis Caswell Released: 1984 Also for: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 7800, BBC Micro, Oric Atmos, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum When we first got our Commodore 64 back in 1986 I knew we’d chosen well, if the size of the rack of games for the system in Boots was anything to go by. I got to know a few of the other kids at school who also had 64s, one of whom invited me to his house one afternoon and…

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“Popa Manuel”

Interview with Popa Manuel By Jonni Hirst Popa has been behind some very recent, good retro styled Indie Games that are appearing on “Steam”, such as “Flesheaters”, and his latest game “Cosmic Dust & Rust” which is very popular amongst gamers at the moment. Popa himself designs the pixelated graphics, with his very own unique style.             RGM – “What inspired you to make this game? Cosmic Dust & Rust?” POPA – I always wanted to make a Tower defence game, and whilst I was drawing some…

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DOUBLE DRAGON 2 : THE REVENGE

Published by Virgin Mastertronic Ltd. Developed by Technos Japan Corp. Released 1989 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy, Genesis, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Wii U WEAPONS – HANDY OPPORTUNITIES TO FIGHT HARDER Fighting through the hostile terrain, Billy and Jimmy will encounter thugs and villains (see the Cast List for details). Some of them will be armed, and it may be possible to force them to drop their weapons to the floor. Every now and again you’ll find…

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Moonstone: A Hard Day’s Knight

Published by: Mindscape Developed by: Rob Anderson Released: 1991 Also for: MS-DOS Knights, dragons and druids you say? Sounds like a good old-fashioned medieval fantasy adventure game. Fun for all the family, right? In 1991, before the days of Mortal Kombat video games weren’t particularly bloodthirsty. This was partly due to Nintendo’s aversion to any form of violence in their games and the rise of Sonic, Mario and the many similarly cartoonish franchises that followed. Unlike consoles, games made for home computers didn’t have their content restricted by the hardware vendor…

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TURBO OUT RUN

Published by U.S. Gold Ltd. Developed by SEGA-AM2 Co., LTD. Released 1989 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis ROUTE INFORMATION New York ——– A fairly easy trip through this stage to prepare you for the many hazards you face in future stages and a chance to get used to the Turbo. Washington D.C. ————— Travel through a storm avoiding a police car and various other cars you may encounter. Watch out for the trees. Pittsburgh ———- Snow storms hinder your path on…

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GHOSTBUSTERS

Published by Activision, Inc. Developed by Activision, Inc. Released 1984 Also For Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, PC Booter, SEGA Master System           HEY! ANYBODY SEEN A GHOST? Matter of fact, yes. Many, many ghosts are right now winging their way to the infamous spook central. And only you can avert a disaster of biblical proportions. To save the city you must make it to the top of the Temple of Zuul. This can only be accomplished after you’ve…

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Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing

Published by Activision, Inc. Developed by Gamestar Released 1985 Also For Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Thomson MO, Thomson TO Overview You have been invited to participate in the challenge of BOXING. Raw, iron- twisting strength is definately an asset. But for a shot at the title you’ll need more than that… like strategy, finesse, lightning fast reflexes and a mental toughness that most games are afraid to require. Increadibly realistic animation, including a full arsenal of purchases, defensive moves and footworks. So grab your gloves and come out fighting!  …

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Oddworld: Soulstorm interview coming soon

Oddworld Inhabitants Inc. are today proud to announce Oddworld: Soulstorm, now being co-developed by Oddworld’s own internal teams in California and the UK; and in conjunction with Frima Studio in Québec, Canada. A follow-up to the critically acclaimed* release of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, Oddworld: Soulstorm picks up from Abe’s genesis and directly follows on from the overthrow of RuptureFarms and the liberation of his blighted workmates. Having defeated Molluck The Glukkon, his former boss and RuptureFarms’ meanest inhabitant, Abe soon finds himself – along with 300 newly emancipated Mudokons…

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