Site Blog...from time to time, some thoughts need to get out...
Axis/Cascade is no more. We are all still shaken by the unexpected death of our friend and group mate Patrick aka Axis/Cascade. We wanted to express our sorrow, so I coded a little intro, which you can find in the C64 demo section of this page. The following text is a rough excerpt taken from the scroller:
Dear Patrick, may this be the condolence from the the group that was co-founded by you long time ago. We want to give you our last salute. I (Zeldin) know how much you were breathing the spirit of the scene. That's why I thought a goodbye demo would have made you happy. You and me exchanged lots of mails about how much we both enjoyed the good ol' days and of course: how much we miss them... It was this tie that emotionally connected us for over 15 years. Thanks for all your help in supporting the group and your indefatigable endeavour in spreading our name. Your tattoos were legendary! Thanks for your work on fb and youtube. Your channels were appreciated by a lot of people. Thanks for being such a good chap. You'll be sorely missed!!!
Mach's gut, Patrick... den Adler im Herzen, sge4ever!
Plus/4 game 'Blob Fox' released - free for download
'Blob Fox' is an action game with puzzle elements for Plus/4 that is a bit like the old arcade Q*bert but without isometric playfield. Change every pattern to a target color by moving the character over it while avoiding obstacles and enemies.
C64 game 'Tony - Born for Adventure' - demo version for download
Embark on a pixelated journey inspired by Tony Halik, the real-life Polish explorer and filmmaker whose adventures spanned continents and decades. He was exploring ancient civilisations for NBC, Tony's love of discovery knew no bounds. Now it's your turn to step into Tony's digital shoes and unravel the mysteries of Montezuma's Castle in this nostalgic 8-bit homage.
C64 game 'Meteor Shower' released
Meteor Shower is a simple little game for the C64. Repel as many meteors as possible, without breaching the hull. Once the time is up, hurry inside for a breather. And then it’s onto the next barrage! You can get the game as digital download for a bargain to support the developer.
ZuluSCSI Hard Drive Replacement for the Amiga Review - video from '10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast'
This week on '10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast' (10MARC) Doug is reviewing the fairly new ZuluSCSI hard drive replacement from our friends at RabbitHole Computing. Come join him as he goes over the features and show you how to use this nifty goodie!
C64 game 'Hell Beneath' released
The Tenebra guy is in trouble again! After going through all those dark dungeons and crypts he has found himself in the middle of an increasing horde of monsters who think he is their dinner. Help him fend them off, level up and gain more abilities in the process, and blast them all to hell! This is a "coffee-break" game and not meant to be taken too seriously. The music is by an unknown composer. You can get the game as digital download for a bargain to support the developer.
Commodore PET game 'PETSCII Side-Scrolling Platformer' released - free for download
The Commodore PET now has a multi-level side-scrolling platformer. Inspired by other side-scrolling platform games like Mario and Sonic. Run, jump, collect coins, crush henchmen, battle the bosses, rescue friends.
C64 game 'Rocky & Co' finally released
'Rocky & Co' for C64 is an action adventure with similarities to the old Datasoft title 'The Goonies', featuring the Rocky Memphis character and made by ICON 64. This time Rocky is joined by his friends Spud & Jet. Use their combined skills to solve puzzles spread throughout 12 beautifully designed levels. Have you got what it takes to find the legendary Golden Condor statue? The game is available as digital download or as different physical editions.
C64 Round Up: October 2023 - Rocky & Co, SNK vs CAPCOM - video from 'RetroGamerNation'
The October 2023 edition of the RGN Commodore 64 (C64) Round Up featuring the latest game releases, pixel art, demo and add-on items.
99.8% Compatible? The C64 Mode of the Commodore 128 - video from '8-Bit Show And Tell'
The Commodore 128 has a highly accurate Commodore 64 mode built into it. Because of the huge games library for the C64, some C128s spent most of their time in C64 mode despite all the "real computer" advantages the C128 mode has. But C64 mode on the C128 is not perfect and some games will not work on it. In this video we'll show several examples, and where possible, provide explanations and fixes for the failures.
VIC-20 game 'Midnight Crimes' released
'Midnight Crimes' is a game for VIC-20 with 24k RAM expansion minimum. It is 1933 and prohibition is about to end. Organized crime syndicates are flooding the black market with their product and it is making them exorbitant profits one last time. At the very same moment Eliot Ness and his Untouchables find themselves in a battle of survival in the city. You are one of these untouchables and you have to get to the criminals before they get to you. You can get the game as digital download for a bargain to support the developer.
'Games That Weren't 64' (GTW64) - September 2023 updates
The updates continue within the GTW64 archives with the following additions and updates: 7 new entries added as well as a strange (early?) version of Poltergeist, we have a number of previously unpreserved Hungarian games thanks to Csaba Virag and also some new titles. Plus 19 updates added, tucked away is the recovery of Monkeybuilder and Bible Baseball and joining the dots for Ash and Dave’s car game – Switchblade (nothing to do with the Gremlin game!).
New versus fighting game - 'SNK vs CAPCOM' for C64/C128 - First final release
Finally a first release of the ultimate fighting game SNK vs CAPCOM for C64/C128 is available for download (links in video description)! New features has been implemented and corrections has been made to many aspects of the gameplay: 1) flying parries, 2) new/modified special and super moves, 3) special and super combo chaining, 4) special pre-fight animations, 5) secret ending in hard difficulty level
Plus/4 port of 'The Empire Strikes Back' released - free for download
'Empire Strikes Back' was originally released back in 1982 by The Parker Brothers and was only available on two popular gaming consoles at this time, the Atari 2600 and the Intellivison. 40 years later Megastyle a brilliant C64 version, which was now ported to Plus/4. Take part in the Battle of Hoth: fly around with your snowspeeder and drive back the 8 waves of the relentless Imperial attack.
1970s Commodore 797D Calculator Teardown & Refurb - video from 'Jan Beta'
Jan is inspecting and refurbishing a 1970s Commodore electronic calculator.
Plus/4 port of 'Lancess Priya' released - free for download
'Lancess Priya' is a game inspired by the Atari's "Star Wars" coin-op (1983), but with characters instead of vectors. this an adaptation from the same author of the C64 version (Dr. TerrorZ, who also brought us 'Digiloi' and 'Fort Django'), which won the WiLD Demo Competition at Vammala Party 2023.
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