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Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, PSP

Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles is a 2007 remake of the 1993 PC Engine CD game, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, with 3D graphics, but used in a 2D, side-scrolling manner.

Gameplay is identical to most other Castlevania games – even though it uses 3D graphics – and Konami must be given credit for not mucking it up, even though they could easily have done that.

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Skyrim, PC

Or – to give the game its full title: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – a legendary, open-world RPG with a dragon-riding, fantasy horror setting, and a chilly, Nordic, snowy feel to the landscapes.

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Knight Lore, Famicom Disk System

Knight Lore for the Famicom Disk System was developed by Tose Co. Ltd. for Jaleco with the blessing of its original creators, Rare. It was published only in Japan in 1986.

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Knight Lore, MSX

The MSX version of Knight Lore was developed by Tose Co. Ltd. for Jaleco and published in Europe and Japan in 1985.

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Knight Lore, Amstrad CPC

The Amstrad CPC version of Ultimate‘s famous Knight Lore is the best-looking version, in my opinion.

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Knight Lore, BBC Micro

Legendary developer Ultimate Play The Game gave good support to the BBC Micro, releasing many of their iconic games on the platform.

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Ecstatica, PC [Part 2]

Here’s a second, completely different set of grabs of Andrew Spencer‘s classic Ecstatica. The game is so good that it deserves more attention…

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Ecstatica, PC

Andrew Spencer Studios1994 release, Ecstatica, is a masterpiece of survival horror.

Ecstatica is as unforgiving as it is surprising. Turning the wrong corner will often result in death – at least until you can gain a foothold in the game.

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Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Super Nintendo

This brilliant single and multi-player overhead shooter by LucasArts is a parody of every single horror and sci-fi film you’ve ever seen.

Chainsaws, zombies, UFOs, mummies, werewolves, demonic babies, spiders, shopping malls – you name it, the game will throw it at you during at least one of its 48 stages.

Two players can play Zombies Ate My Neighbors cooperatively, which is great fun. The aim being: to run around destroying monsters, and rescuing any human survivors you find along the way. Nice little touches, like the trampolines that bounce you over walls, and the potions that turn you into a monster, add variety to what is a fairly straightforward blaster.

Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a great party game too. A retro-gaming classic from 1993. Also came out on the Megadrive/Genesis, but the SNES version just edges it in terms of colourfulness.

Note: because we often have a set of retards running the world, and have a particularly vicious press when it comes to horror films and video games, the game was released simply as “Zombies” in Europe and Australia. A watered-down bastardisation of a title if ever there was one… The censors are always wrong, but in the case of this game they took a great title and turned it into kitty litter… Still a wonderful game though.

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

Knight Lore, ZX Spectrum

Knight Lore by Ultimate Play The Game, first released for the ZX Spectrum in 1984, changed the way games were viewed, and played at the time.

The isometric, pseudo 3D landscapes allowed the player to explore using the “Filmation” engine, and it was a huge revelation. There were better versions of Knight Lore made than the Spectrum version (the BBC Micro version was faster, and the Amstrad version was more colourful), but the ZX Spectrum version is the one I remember with most fondness. Because it really pushed the little machine further than anyone had pushed it before. With clicky sound and lots of slowdown.

Completing Knight Lore is almost impossible. It doesn’t matter though – it’s still fun trying and dying!

Knight Lore on The King of Grabs:
ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Famicom Disk System

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

See also: 100 Best ZX Spectrum Loading Screens:
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