Monthly Archives: May 2016

Amiga International Day

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  With the Commodore 64 book firmly in the majority of backer’s hands (still a few more to send), it’s time to turn to the computer’s older brother – the Commodore Amiga. With today being International Amiga Day, it seems fitting to talk a little about the book and the Kickstarter launch. The Amiga was…

C64GEMS : Wizball

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  Pesky Zark has only gone and done it again, he’s drained Wizworld of colour and left it as a monochrome husk. Now it’s down to the titular hero and his faithful cat to restore it back to radiant glory. Thus begins one of the C64’s quirkiest arcade shooters. Quirky–but also confoundingly hard. Starting out…

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Fortune and Glory

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  Welcome to The Wizard’s Tower, a regular Retro Now feature covering the history and development of computer ‘adventure games’, and the games themselves. Each week, the Wizard opens his Book of Lore to look at a different aspect of adventure gaming, as well as reviewing individual games from time to time. Last week, the…

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The First Adventure

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  Welcome to The Wizard’s Tower, a regular Retro Now feature covering the history and development of computer ‘adventure games’, and the games themselves. Each week, the Wizard opens his Book of Lore to look at a different aspect of adventure gaming, as well as reviewing individual games from time to time. If you missed…

ROM Event – Setup

 

The ROM event took place over the weekend in sunny Oxford. Check out the video below of the kind of stuff that was available to be played at the event – looks to have been a cracker.

Braid – XBLA Lookback

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  Once in a while, a game comes along that makes you remember why we love this interactive medium. A game that pushes at the boundaries of what video-gaming can achieve. A game that is such a self-contained vision, that it takes you on a journey which transcends the controller in your hands. ‘Small but…

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The Wizard’s Tower

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  Welcome to The Wizard’s Tower, a new regular feature in Retro Now! which aims to look at the history and development of computer ‘adventure games’ and the amazing range of such software which has been published over the decades. The Wizard, from his high vantage point, will also be casting his scrying glass over…