WEEKLY DOSE OF GAMING NEWS: Jack Dragon, Bone Dry, and Karate Champ VS
It's always nice to jump from one genre to another, especially when there's such an extensive library of retro games to choose from. This time, we'll be taking a look at three different games, all of which have their own little charms, especially when it comes to an overall fun factor. From fun arcade games to sweet platformers to fighting game classics. Best believe we've got you covered this week!
JACK DRAGON by PsychicParrot
Good news for any ZX spectrum players because it looks like PsychicParrot. Just release a potential Arcade Classic called Jack Dragon. It's a game where you must collect gems, dodge some bad guys, and go through a few action-packed levels like a cool ice dragon. Taking inspiration from the classic game BombJack, it is an easy variety of the old-school mechanics, only this time, you use ice instead of explosives.
Aside from the nice nostalgia trip, this version comes with three difficulties. All of which aim to give players a nice challenge. Those gem pieces won't collect themselves or be collected that easily. So if you want to stay cool and be a bit of a badass at the same time, Jack Dragon might be the perfect way to chill.
BONE DRY by KnifeGrinder
It's been a while since we got a nice Metroidvania, but this time we're coming through for the C64, brought to us by KnifeGrinder. Bone Dry is an upcoming side-scrolling adventure featuring Metroidvaina action with RPG elements. Inspired by Sega Genesis Classics like Monster World 3 and 4, we're looking at a game that might just tickle your fancy.
According to Knife Grinder, Bone Dry combines 16-bit year platformers and contemporary indie gaming, which we all know is a recipe for something cool. Currently, the game is being prototyped on PC, whether you're working engine, so things are going smoothly overall.
While it may take some time for the finished game to drop, Knife Grinder is totally psyched to be working on the game. You can best believe that anyone who's a genre fan shares the same level of excitement he has, and we can't wait for Bone Dry to make its grand entrance.
Updates to classics are always great, especially if it's an arcade fighting game for the Amiga. Data East Karate Champ was the pioneer in making the one-on-one fighting game genre the popular hit that it's become today.
Being one of the most influential games of all time, it's only natural that it would get a modern retouch. That being said, JOTD just dropped another work-in-progress update for Karate Champ vs, an Amiga version of the classic arcade game that involves kicking people in the face. Nice. Now since we're looking at it as more or less an update to the original, we can expect all the classical gameplay, but better.
The original game had players performing a variety of moves on dual joystick controls, and each match used a best-of-three-win format, just like fighting games today. Now, even though you could always go solo and fight to the top, multiplayer was always the appeal of every fighting game. It was always about the challenge, the competition, and showing your friends who is the best.
I mean, who doesn't like a little PvP, right? Overall, once this update for Karate Champ drops, you can guarantee that a few more bodies will drop too. On the TV screen, of course.
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