As serious as a heart attack, we have the freshest news regarding retro gaming to satisfy those retrogaming needs. And speaking of blood pressure, we intend to bring action and adventure to your console of choice, regardless of the genre. So sit tight and kick off with some hot and tasty games.
BREAKTHRU by AcidBottle
If you’re into Amiga titles poured straight from the arcade machine, like Flying Shark, Green Beret, and Wonderboy, then we have news for you. AcidBottle is now working on the arcade to Amiga game of Breakthru, an Action-packed 1986 side-scrolling shooter by DataEast. The premise is simple. Drive through enemy territory and rescue your PK 430 aircraft. Easy peasy.
Well, it may not be as bombastic as most titles. It’s an easy score-attack shooter that’s a lot of fun. So far, the game has a few bugs to work out, game mechanics to refine, and a few more things to work out to make sure the port comes out nicely. Still, there is lots of work to be done, but at least progress has been swift for now.
Players can expect many bullets and explosions to go around once the game gets released. So if you’re into big machines with a minimalist yet badass aesthetic, keep your eyes peeled for Breakthru.
LA CULOTTE DE ZELDA by Zisquier
We’ve had our fair share of Zelda Re-releases, clones, and modern reimagining. This time it looks like we have yet another, but with a slight twist, at least by name. This version could be a welcome addition to any Amstrad Plus collection.
La Culotte de Zelda is brought to us by the capable hands of Zisquire with graphics by BDCIron. So while the name may be in a different language, this title looks like a faithful adaptation of the OG Legends of Zelda, which came out on the NES. But based on the current info, it also seems to reference A Link to the Past and Link’s Awakening. Currently, the game is a work in progress at version 3.2 in the past six months.
La Cullote de Zelda not only features graphics made by BDCIron with a wider spectrum of color but also smooth and fast animations with smooth gameplay. With atmospheric sound design and a soundtrack from the classic game, we can look forward to a nice modern version with a name that’s more open for interpretation for the more linguistically inclined. Muy Bien!
Time for an absolute arcade classic that might not be as popular as before but always brings us back to the good old butt-kicking days once it’s mentioned. We’re talking about the 1987 Classic Double Dragon.
If you played it back in the day, especially on the ZX spectrum, you’d be stoked to know that it’s currently available for download as Double Dragon 128K. A 2023 edition with a few tweaks made specifically for the Amstrad CPC, MSX, and C64. There have been a few earlier conversions in ports of this game, but this version has a few more perks, like an intro screen with instructions and scrolling text trader options, AY music from Amstrad CPC and MSX, plus converted music from the C64.
This version also includes an epilogue and game over screen, so you’re guaranteed a more complete experience this time around. Sweet. So if you have your trustees ZX spectrum and want to live an absolute action-packed classic, then make sure to check out a Double Dragon 128K.
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