Pete’s Pixel Art

Pete’s Pixel Art

I started doing Pixel art for the first time July 2nd 2017 and hope to get better over time I hope you like. All my art is taken from me looking at the games screenshots and trying to replicate this. Below are the results: Spectrum games       Nintendo   Arcade

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Rainbow Islands

Rainbow Islands

Bub and Bob, the heroes from Bubble Bobble, are back! This time negotiating the hazards of the Rainbow Islands. Myriad creatures conspire to impede your progress at every fun-filled level until you face the “Guardian”, the ultimate test of advancement….Good Luck The seven “Rainbow Islands” and their inhabitants. • Insect Island – caterpillars, spiders, crows • Combat Island – tanks, planes, helicopters • Monster Island – bats, werewolves, ghosts • Toy Island – water-pistols, deadly disks, teddy bears • Doh’s Island – balls, spheres, capsules • Robot Island – spanners,…

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The Way We Played

The Way We Played

About the book Click here to support the Kickstarter From 1985 to 1993 home computing ruled the roost in the UK, with the likes of the ZX Spectrum and the Commodore Amiga offering the kind of experiences not available on other platforms. The Way We Played is a beautifully produced, hardback, full colour art book that celebrates this golden era of gaming, exploring a unique time when multi-platform development could lead to vastly different versions of the same game being produced to match the limitations of the hardware. No. 1…

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Dyna-Blaster Aka Bomber Man

Dyna-Blaster Aka Bomber Man

Published by Ubi Soft Entertainment Software Developed by Hudson Soft Company, Ltd. Released 1991 Also For Atari ST, DOS, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16 The consoles and arcade smash hit Dyna Blaster: now on your computers… Place your bombs skillfully to protect you from the enemies. Collect the icons to get more bombs and larger or programmed explosions.   64 levels, various and colourful screens. Up to 5 players (with Adaptor which is included)   Review: I owned this game on the Amiga 500. And I had never played Bomber Man and…

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BUBBLE BOBBLE

BUBBLE BOBBLE

  Published by Firebird Software Ltd. Developed by Taito Corporation Released Oct, 1987 DESCRIPTION Bubble Bobble is a 2 player single screen Platform shoot’em’up and puzzle game. OVERVIEW Bub and Bob are little dinosaurs who can blow bubbles and jump around a lot. The idea of the game is to jump around the screen catching the baddies in bubbles and then popping them, turning the baddies into fruit or other such pick-upable item. To catch a baddy inside a bubble, simply shoot the bubble into the baddy. The bubbles have…

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Hurrican – A Turrican Clone – Free Download

Hurrican – A Turrican Clone – Free Download

Hurrican is a real retro Indie game based on Turrican. When originally being interviewed by this site I was asked if I would like to see a game reviewed. I said “Do a review on Turrican”. Has it been done? Tut Tut!! What was Turrican you may ask. Well read this. “The lost colony of Alterra is a completely man-made lifeworld abandoned long ago in a nearby galaxy. Alterra is actually five colonies in one. Each self-contained habitat has been separately bio-engineered by a powerful ecosystem generation network known as…

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WWF Superstars

WWF Superstars

Published by: Technos Japan Corp. Developed by: Technos Japan Corp. Released: 1989 Also for: Nothing! Overview: As young lads in the late 80s we all loved American wrestling, especially the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) i.e. the one with Hulk Hogan in it. WWF Superstars brought the WWF licence into the arcades in 1989, much to the excitement of fans. Although there were some fairly good wrestling games on various formats (e.g. Championship Wrestling, Rock’n Wrestle), the only WWF licensed games were MicroLeague Wrestling (an obscure turn-based strategy game for the Commodore 64,…

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Space Invaders, a true cult classic and Free game download

Space Invaders, a true cult classic and Free game download

      By Jonni Hirst When i was eight years old Star Wars and Superman the movie had only recently been released, and this is when Star Wars was just Star Wars, and not “a new hope”, and Christopher Reeves was playing Superman for the first time. But for me nothing could top, getting to play Space Invaders for the first time. It was truly magical to be alive as a child during the late Seventies. I feel very fortunate because I have witnessed how computer games have evolved…

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Retro Arcade At Home Part 1

Retro Arcade At Home Part 1

Written by Scott Moyer Remember a time in your life when you felt like you were meant to be there. You truly embrace the moment. For me that was playing Video games at an arcade.  Was it the lights the low bit rate audio, well whatever it was the arcades had me hooked.  I always found myself saving up money to have it taking by space invader Pac-Man and so on. Now in this world of Next gen gaming , which is great don’t get me wrong. Just does not…

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