June is in full bloom, ladies and gentlemen, and since everything’s in full swing, the retro games keep coming. Of course, this means everyone can get a good helping of quality old-school games that never fail to bring fun, action or otherwise. Whether it’s a port of a classic or something brand new, best believe we got the scoop. So kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride!
If you’re a fan of eighties and nineties epic adventure games like Kings Quest, then you’ll be happy to know that a new Sierra-style game is coming out and looks pretty good. The Telwynium book one, book two, and book three by Powerhoof look to bring the same classic Sierra-style adventure that everyone enjoyed in the nineties.
The Telwynium Book one
The game sees you as the hero, and your party of four, escaped the horrors of the shadow fell, fighting your way to safety. So far, there’s only information on book one, but since this trilogy will likely be rolled out quickly, you can expect more news to drop. Feedback on the game has been positive, especially in the visual design and story departments.
The Telwynium book two
It’s a nostalgia trip that takes you on an exciting, plot-driven journey where every decision can alter your story. If you’re an old-school Kings Quest or Quest of Lori veteran, then Telwynium looks like the next logical step.
The Telwynium book three
There have been a lot, and I mean a whole plethora, of brand spank and new games coming out in the past few months, and June is no different. One of these new upcoming games comes in the form of an impressive-looking demo of Hamulet by Remy Veilleux for the Amiga.
While there isn’t any definite news on when the game will come out, the demo looks pretty good. The top-down dungeon crawler elements, paired with some intense action, look a lot of fun in terms of art style and sound design, you get a nice, cutesy feel from it all, and we’re pretty sure there’s more in store for everyone as the game nears completion. So if you’re thinking retro Stardew Valley, but with more action about as much whimsy and lots of puzzles, then Hamlet might be worth the wait.
Do you remember the Game and Watch an absolute classic? Do you remember Mario Bros for the game and watch from 1983? Well, just about 40 years later, we’re getting a demake for the ZX spectrum, and it’s every bit as cool as it is, old-school. Now, this should be a straight-up blast from the past from any G&W fans, but for anyone unfamiliar, this might not be the Mario you’ve come to know and love.
Instead of the usual friendly plumbers, Mario and Luigi work at a bottling plant, prepping packages to load into a truck, and instead of a side-scrolling adventure, it’s a challenging relay of platforming as you make sure those bottles make their way up a few floors and into the truck. Funny enough, this version came out in March of 1983, 3 months before Mario rose for the Arcade.
Now this makes the very first appearance of Luigi and also, in the retro gaming world, his latest. If you have a ZX spectrum lying around and want to relive good old game and watch days, check this one out.
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