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Ultima: Exodus, NES/Famicom

There is an NES/Famicom version of Ultima III: Exodus – called just “Ultima: Exodus” – that was developed by Newtopia Planning and first published by Pony Canyon in 1988. It has some major differences to the original, but essentially it’s the same game. The graphics are cuter but do suffer from some hideous tearing when a number of sprites are on the same horizontal line, which is a common technical fault on the NES.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, PC

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the fourth game in the Deus Ex series and a direct sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It was developed by Eidos-Montréal and published by Square Enix Europe in 2016. You once again play as augmented super-spy Adam Jensen and the story is set two years after Human Revolution.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution, PC

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a futuristic action RPG developed by Eidos-Montréal and published by Square Enix Europe in 2011. It is the third game in the Deus Ex series and is a prequel to the original Deus Ex.

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Deus Ex: Invisible War, PC

Deus Ex: Invisible War is an action RPG developed by Ion Storm and published by Eidos in 2003. It is the second game in the Deus Ex series and is set twenty years after the first Deus Ex.

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Shining Soul II, Game Boy Advance

The sequel to Shining SoulShining Soul II – was once again developed by Nextech and Grasshopper Manufacture and was first released for the Game Boy Advance in 2003. It’s another real time RPG, only this time it’s more detailed and challenging than the previous game.

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Shining Soul, Game Boy Advance

Shining Soul is an isometric RPG with real time combat, developed by Nextech and Grasshopper Manufacture and published by Sega in Japan and Europe and Atlus in North America. It was first released for the Game Boy Advance in 2002.

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Miracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark Lord, Sega Master System

Miracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark Lord on the Sega Master System is a very simple turn-based RPG that looks terrible but is surprisingly absorbing when you get into it. It was developed by Kogado, initially for the PC-88, then later it was ported to the MSX, Famicom and Master System. The SMS version was first released in 1987 by Sega.

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Syndicate, PC

Syndicate is a classic isometric action game with point-and-click gameplay. It was developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts in 1993.

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Micronaut One, ZX Spectrum

Micronaut One is another interesting game from Tau Ceti creator Pete Cooke. Mr. Cooke was known for making innovative, unusual, and technically-impressive games for the ZX Spectrum that were different to the norm. This one was published by Nexus in 1987 and involves travelling down 3D corridors and shooting weird alien insects that are infesting a biocomputer.

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Dragontorc, Amstrad CPC

I didn’t know that Dragontorc existed on the Amstrad until recently and was pleasantly surprised to find out that it did. Dragontorc is one of my all-time favourite ZX Spectrum games and it translates well to the CPC, flickery graphics included.

Dragontorc was designed and programmed by Steve Turner (of Graftgold fame) and is a sequel to the game Avalon, both of which feature a levitating mage called Maroc on a quest to defeat the forces of evil.

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