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Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
« Reply #660 on: January 10, 2022, 11:12:53 AM »
Had never heard of "Speccy Bros.", but always loved "Snow Bros." since the times I played it at the arcades.

Obviously the arcade version is completely a different story. In any case the ZX version is decent after all, but, to be honest, it's not comparable with the other home versions (Megadrive and NES)...  :wink:

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« Reply #661 on: January 10, 2022, 03:55:00 PM »
Oh, I didn't expect it to be a perfect port or to be as striking as the arcade. But if the playability is still there, It's going to occupy too much of my time. I already got very addicted to the GB port in the 90s.

EDIT: It's a decent enough port. It could use smoother movements and I wonder if it has all the stages. It's for 48k machines so I guess not. But the playability is still there, and they even bothered with the first boss:



Plus the GFX are very colorful for a Spectrum.
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« Reply #662 on: January 11, 2022, 12:50:45 AM »
Added the support to three new ZX Spectrum homebrews:
Ninjakul in the AUIC Temple (2018) > https://greenwebsevilla.itch.io/ninjakul-in-the-auic-temple
Ninjakul 2 The Last Ninja (2019) > https://greenwebsevilla.itch.io/ninjakul-2-the-last-ninja
Stop Virus (2021) > https://pcnonogames.itch.io/stop-virus-zx-spectrum-48128k-by-ctrlc-games-pcnonogames

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« Reply #663 on: January 11, 2022, 06:38:58 AM »
EDIT: It's a decent enough port. It could use smoother movements and I wonder if it has all the stages. It's for 48k machines so I guess not. But the playability is still there, and they even bothered with the first boss:

Plus the GFX are very colorful for a Spectrum.

Indeed, considering the limitation of only 2 colors for each 8x8px block, the game looks very colorful... but that is exactly why the "smoother movements" aren't possible: all characters/objects movements are bound with steps of "8x8px blocks".

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« Reply #664 on: January 11, 2022, 03:09:52 PM »
I see. I thought it was because it's designed to fit into 48k. Anyway, part of retrogaming is seeing how they managed to do great games in spite of all the absurd limitations of those systems.

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« Reply #665 on: January 13, 2022, 06:58:54 PM »
Just learned The Hidden Palace has released 178 new prototypes (!) for different consoles to celebrate the new year. Those who maintain the different console rosters should check the new releases to check if there's anything worth adding.

Link here.

This is a partial list I got somewhere else:

NES:

Adventures of Dr. Franken (Prototype)

Bio Force Ape (US Prototype)

Mike Ditka?s Big Play Football (Prototype)


Sega Mega Drive / Genesis:

Beethoven?s 2nd: The Quest for Pups (Prototype)

Lobo (April Prototype)

Out of the Vortex (Prototype)

Payne Stewart Pro Golf (Prototype A)

Payne Stewart Pro Golf (Prototype B)

R.B.I. Baseball ?95 (Mega Drive Prototype)

Road Riot 4WD (Prototype)

Space Hero (Prototype)


TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine:

TV Sports Baseball (Prototype)
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« Reply #666 on: January 15, 2022, 01:49:50 AM »
Added the support to 15 new MSX titles:
Ace of Aces (1986)
Amida (1983)
Arkos part 1, 2 & 3 (1988)
Champions Grand National (1984)
El Cid (1987)
Golvellius T-Eng (Hack, 2008)
Kaeru Shooter (1984)
Macadam Bumper (1985)
Missile Command (1988)
Mitsumega Toohru - The Three-Eyed One Comes Here T-Eng/T-Rus (Hack, 2021)
Safari X (1985)
Time Curb /1986)
Tuareg (1988)
Way of the Tiger, The (Dsk2Rom, 1986)
Zoot (1986)

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« Reply #667 on: January 15, 2022, 01:51:42 AM »
Here the other MSX snapshots...

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« Reply #668 on: January 18, 2022, 02:11:49 AM »
Added the support to 15 new ZX Spectrum Titles (7 classics + 8 homebrews):
All-American Basketball (1992)
Colour of Magic, The (1986)
Fist II - The Legend Continues (1986)
Lone Wolf - The Mirror of Death 128K (1990)
Loopz (1991)
Sabrina (1989)
Tuareg (1988)

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« Reply #669 on: January 18, 2022, 02:14:59 AM »
... and here the homebrews snapshots:
70908 (2019)
Aztec (2021)
Extruder (2018)
Good Night Kanga (2016)
Jet Set Willy 128 (1996)
Legend of the Frog Prince, The (2019)
The Goblin English/Spanish (2022)
ZX Enigma Machine (2021)

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« Reply #670 on: January 18, 2022, 05:03:51 AM »
I'll never forget "Sabrina". Horrible game, but arguably the only "breast 'em up" in the system.

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« Reply #671 on: January 18, 2022, 07:13:28 AM »
I'll never forget "Sabrina". Horrible game, but arguably the only "breast 'em up" in the system.

One of the few cases where the gameplay was totally secondary!  :biggrin:

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« Reply #672 on: January 18, 2022, 10:07:29 AM »
I can't even tell if Sabrina was known outside of Italy and Spain, or if she got paid anything in royalties for the game.

For those who don't know what the hell I'm talking about, Sabrina was a one hit wonder from the 80s, and also a member of the same club as Danuta or Samantha Fox.

EDIT: I have a Spectrum request... would it be possible to add "Misterio del Nilo / Mystery of the Nile"?





It's an arcade / adventure in several parts. In each screen you need to control one to three characters and kill all enemies. Non-controlled characters have some rudimentary AI.
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« Reply #673 on: January 18, 2022, 03:02:29 PM »
I can't even tell if Sabrina was known outside of Italy and Spain, or if she got paid anything in royalties for the game.

Ehm, I highly doubt she was given royalties for the game! :D

For those who don't know what the hell I'm talking about, Sabrina was a one hit wonder from the 80s, and also a member of the same club as Danuta or Samantha Fox.

A real mediterranean sex symbol during the late 80s and the 90s!  :cool:

EDIT: I have a Spectrum request... would it be possible to add "Misterio del Nilo / Mystery of the Nile"?

Of course, the related support will be added in the next ZX Spectrum update! ;)

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Re: Game Consoles (Gab75 adds and more...)
« Reply #674 on: January 19, 2022, 05:19:01 AM »
Thanks!