Wow… This is arguably the best modern remake of an old video game that I’ve ever seen!
This beautiful 2020 homebrew rendition of Ultimate‘s classic Spectrum game comes courtesy of three individuals: the code was written by Tomaz Kac of Nostalgia, the graphics were created by Steven Day (aka Ste), and the music by Saul Cross.
All three of them deserve some serious credit.
“After 37 years the C64 finally gets its own version of Atic Atac,” says Tomaz Kac, “I hope we did the game justice. We tried to make it very special, not just by getting as close to Spectrum version, but by expanding it quite a bit. We hope you like it!”
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A very good 1989 homebrew conversion of Cinemaware‘s classic Defender of the Crown, programmed by The Cat, from Hungary.
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A 1992 homebrew conversion of the fourth Freescape game, Castle Master, coded by Tanacs Attila (aka “TGMS”), with additional graphics by P. István (aka “abcug”).
Continue reading Castle Master, Commodore 16/Plus4
A 1990 homebrew conversion of the classic Freescape game, Total Eclipse, by the Hungarian coder Soós Ferenc (aka “SF”). It requires 64K of RAM to run.
And Total Eclipse an excellent conversion – pretty much identical to its Commodore 64 parent (from which it was converted).
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There are currently two different homebrew conversions of Dark Side available for the Commodore 16/Plus4 – one by Tarzan, and one by Csory. Both are shown here.
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A 1990 homebrew conversion by Pygmy that requires 64K of RAM (which technically makes it a Plus 4 release). Driller is an impressive achievement on the 6502, even if it does run slowly.
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The Commodore 64 version of Prince of Persia is not an official release, but a 2011 ‘homebrew’ game created by Nostalgia (not the perfume – the team). And it is quite astounding!
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This superb homebrew (unofficial) Frogger, by Hokuto Force, was published (for free of course) around Christmas 2015 for the Commodore 64.
Continue reading Frogger Arcade, Commodore 64
Bruce Lee 2 is an unofficial ‘homebrew’ sequel to Ron J. Fortier‘s classic Bruce Lee, released free by Bruno R. Marcos in 2013. And it is a marvellous game in its own right!
Not only do the graphics and gameplay follow on brilliantly from the original, but you can also play the game in a number of different screen modes, meaning: you can make it look like an actual C64 game, or even an Amstrad CPC game.
Brilliant to play, not easy to grab, and well worth downloading and playing now.
Bruce Lee II title screen. In Amstrad CPC mode.
Bruce Lee II looks and feels just like the first Bruce Lee game. Which is no bad thing!
The levels in Bruce Lee II are varied and feel like an improvement on the first game.
It took me a while to actually make this jump. Some players give up at this point.
Just like in the first game: Bruce must collect the lanterns to complete a level.
In Bruce Lee II Bruce can also swim in water, which is a new feature.
In an underground tunnel. What’s that pink handle?
Those white spike things are swords that will kill you if you touch them. Just like in the first game.
Chased over the drawbridge by a samurai.
Bruce Lee II is a brilliant sequel to the original classic Bruce Lee, by Ron J. Fortier and Datasoft.