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Atic Atac, Commodore 64

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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Con-Quest, ZX Spectrum

Con-Quest is a 1986 ZX Spectrum release from Mastertronic, created by the inimitable Derek Brewster.

In it you play a character called Oscar who has just inherited a large castle. The castle isn’t vacant though – it’s full of the evil minions of the demon Grell, who you must evict.

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Wizard’s Lair, ZX Spectrum

Steve Crow‘s colourful and fun Wizard’s Lair is clearly a tribute to the brilliant Ultimate Play The Game title Atic Atac. It has the same overhead viewpoint, similar gameplay and graphics and sound effects.

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Atic Atac, ZX Spectrum

Ultimate Play The Game‘s jolly horror adventure Atic Atac was released for the ZX Spectrum in 1983 and became an instant hit. And it’s not hard to see why: within seconds of playing this overhead action game you will fall in love with its humorous presentation and characters. Everyone does.

The task is simple: you are trapped inside a haunted mansion and must collect three pieces of a big key and use it to escape out the front door. With some determination this task is just about possible.

Atic Atac also features iconic use of sound. The sound effects for footsteps, dying, and reincarnating all contribute massively to this charming game’s overall character.

More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atic_Atac