Retro News Round Up – April 2017

In this month’s round up the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus debacle rumbles on, the Switch gets some Neo Geo action, and Hyperkin announce a new Game Boy related doo-dad.

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This episode’s links:

More on the easter egg discovered in Starship 1:
https://edfries.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/chasing-the-first-arcade-easter-egg/

Kickstarter for Commodore – The Inside Story:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/469255657/commodore-the-inside-story/description

Where you can buy the NES Visual Compendium:
https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/products/nes-famicom-a-visual-compendium?variant=30172024835

Unofficial port of TwinWorld: Land of Vision for the PC:
http://thecompany.pl/game/TwinWorld:+Land+of+Vision

Unofficial port of Universe for the PC:
http://thecompany.pl/game/Universe

Zevimodoki for the MSX:
https://www.msx.org/news/en/msxdev17-3-%CF%87%CE%B9%E2%88%A7%E2%88%83%CF%87-zevimodoki

Tales of Popolon for the MSX:
https://github.com/santiontanon/talesofpopolon

RMD for the MSX:
http://ni.x0.com/msx/rmd.html

Ooze for the ZX Spectrum:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2i0sp15f3elg3k5/Ooze.rar?dl=0

Takeout Freakout for the ZX Spectrum:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8dm4ef2l50vv1h5/TakeoutFreakoutZX.zip?dl=0

Pilot Attack for the ZX Spectrum:
https://misfit.itch.io/pilot-attack

Nero for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=154888

Frogs for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=154930

The Lost Treasure of Cuahtemoc for the Amstrad CPC:
http://www.4mhz.es/

Lumberjack for the Amiga:
https://mega.nz/#!vo9GzDBB!l4Zf1PAc8p8Xqn9asN33HnvQ2dcwQYTZnEzkDhRlfEM

Stickman for the Atari Jaguar:
http://www.atari2600land.com/stickman/

Terraboink for the Atari ST:
https://demozoo.org/productions/168909/

DogFighter 2 for the Apple 2:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3oo9ic7lmf5m6qj/DogFighter%202%20Game.zip?dl=0

The unofficial port of Amiga Laserdisc title Time Gal to the Amiga CD32 and HDD:
https://unofficial-cd32-ports.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/time-gal-reimagine.html

Kickstarter for NES title Spook-O-Tron:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1115970826/spook-o-tron-a-halloween-themed-homebrew-game-for

More on Die Hard 64 for the N64:
http://assemblergames.com/index.html

Play a rom of the incomplete Dreamcast port of Millennium Racer: Y2K Fighters:
https://mega.nz/#!ywVTEIbR!ghQsFXXHq8aU_GPwbXqEDzXWmF1xHgd2-Yx_tUVOzLc

Play the unreleased Commodore Amiga game Standard Deviation:
http://www.flashtro.com/index.php?e=page&c=AmigaHTML5&id=4403

English fan translation of Animetic Story Game 1: Cardcaptor Sakura on the PlayStation:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2927/

English fan translation of Energy for the PC Engine:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2936/

English fan translation of Temple Labyrinth Dababa on the Famicom Disk System:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2918/

English fan translation of Bandit Kings of Ancient China on the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2943/

 

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An enthusiastic retro gamer with a specific interest in ancient portables – which he looks at in his Handheld History series. He also rounds up the latest retro gaming news every month in the aptly titled ‘Retro News Round Up.’ You can follow him on Twitter at @ebtks

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