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      Gaming News — Amstrad CPC

      WEEKLY DOSE OF GAMING NEWS: Mighty Castle Adventure, Grey, & Gelatino 2

      WEEKLY DOSE OF GAMING NEWS: Mighty Castle Adventure, Grey, & Gelatino 2

      We're blazing right through quarter one, and the games just keep on coming. We've covered our fair share of action-packed titles up to the point where the action was pretty much the name of the game.

      Now we can't deny how much we love something a bit intense. Something challenging sprinkled with implied or explicit violence, you know what I'm talking about? Whether it's a side-scroller, action-adventure, or first-person shooter, best believe we'll talk about it no matter what console. So let's get to it. 

      MIGHTY CASTLE ADVENTURE

      We've been talking about a few Castlevania-inspired titles and even some that look to become full-blown spiritual successors. That said, we have another update for a game by yogtze, which looks to keep that running theme alive on the Amstrad CPC. Mighty Castle Adventure just might steal the show in a long line of Castle Crashing Metroidvanias.

      It's nice that yogtze knows how huge the franchise has become, so coming up with something in the same vein is a win-win for everyone. We all love our Castlevania, and any game that comes close to capturing the same magic will be something we look forward to. Now this new Amstrad CPC title will hopefully be the next best thing for fans to look forward to.

      So far, the gameplay looks pretty good for a side-scrolling action game, and we can only wait and see how things pan out for the Mighty Castle Adventure. 

      (Short gameplay contains slight nudity)

      GREY

      First-person shooters on the Commodore 64 and C 128 are always nice. While the modern versions of the genre are competing amongst themselves, well, we can just chill and relax as the retro side of shooters takes things easy.

      The latest doom light game to take center stage is Grey. A new action-packed title being developed by Piotr Kozka set for release in the near future. While the game is still in early development, we're treated to some map exploration with some areas requiring a door key. As a player, you'll have access to a badass chain gun, lots of ammunition, and med packs to keep you topped up and on the hunt.

      It does look like a title worth looking out for, especially if you like to let loose and pop a few shots into some evildoers. 

      GELATINO 2

      Last but not least, a quick shout out to the MSX community who've had a variety of games to play ever since and are now getting access to something more, well accessible. For those who remember the 2021 Sweet Arcade Game By Physical Dreams, you're in for a treat.

      Gelatino 2 can now be played on your browser. Yes, it is indeed Alt Tab-le complete with all its colorful screens and challenging levels as you do your best to rescue 45 different bubbles across the entire game. And in case you're wondering, yes, it has all of the features that the physical edition had upon release.

      Colorful graphics, sweet light effects, mysteries, secrets, a banging soundtrack, plus a variety of creature comforts to make sure you're having fun. Quite the deal, especially since all you need now is an internet browser. Something we all need nowadays. So next time you're at work or stressing over those spreadsheets, open up a new tab and taste some delicious Gelatino 2. 

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      WEEKLY DOSE OF GAMING NEWS: Scorch, Green Beret, and Impossible Mission 3

      WEEKLY DOSE OF GAMING NEWS: Scorch, Green Beret, and Impossible Mission 3

      New year, new you, and hey, new games! The retro side of gaming will always have a thick dummy treasure trove that offers a lot of titles for everyone's taste. And while 2022 gave us a great offering of platformers, brawlers, and shooters, this year is looking promising from the get-go.

      As always, we're starting the year by hitting the ground running action at its finest, just the way you like it. If you were planning to start things slowly, you'll have to wait a bit because this week, we're kicking a lot of ass. Responsibly, of course.


      SCORCH

      Now, they say there's beauty in simplicity and that's pretty much true. The same applies to games that employ a bit of action. As simple as they come, this new Atari XL/XE release is looking to encourage players to use a bit of imagination while using heavy machinery. Scorch is a very nice Scorched Earth clone developed by Pirx with help from Pecusx and Miker. It isn't just a multiplayer game with up to 6 players, but a battle royale that uses the power of physics.

      You wipe out your opponent by working out the correct trajectory of your Baby Missile and making sure it actually hits something. It's a game that requires a bit of strategy, and you'll definitely find yourself, well, SCORCHED, if you decide to run and gun.


      GREEN BERET

      It's about time we showed our high school science teachers some appreciation. Now, for some side-scrolling action! The game Rush 'n Attack or Green Beret (to avoid a bit of controversy) was an action arcade game released by Konami in 1985. Just like the time, it reflected the Cold War setting while showing a surprising amount of brutality--seeing the player use a knife or even a flamethrower to dispatch enemies.

      It was an absolute classic for the arcade and 8-bit ports such as the Amstrad or C64. If you were a fan, you'll be happy to know that Dante Mendes just gave it an update that's perfect for the Amiga. This more modern version doesn't just feature a great rendition of the classic soundtrack, but it also has 2 selectable difficulty levels, minor improvements, and a whole lot more.

      So if you wanna go back in time and make that Cold War a bit hotter, then it's time to get your green Beret on the actual soldier, not the hat. 


      IMPOSSIBLE MISSION 3

      Yes. Impossible Mission 3. I know what you're thinking and no, this has nothing to do with Tom Cruise. Well, maybe.

      Regarded as one of the best games for multiple systems, the original Impossible Mission was released in 1984. Dennis Caswell developed and Epyx published. It's a tense platformer where it's a race against time to reassemble and decrypt the password to Atombender's control room, while also avoiding killer robots.

      This much-awaited sequel will be available for the Commodore 64 and will likely come with all the nice modern improvements that gamers crave. 

      It's also worth noting that this will be an officially licensed sequel through Icon64, and it'll be built completely from scratch, so definitely worth looking out for, especially if you're a fan of action-packed sleuthing retro style. 

       

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