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1 year ago

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is out now

So here's a thing I've never heard of up until now. Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap [official site] is a remake of a Sega Master System platformer from 1989, and it's out now on PC. Our Alec played a little bit for this week's Unknown Pleasures but perhaps you missed that (for shame!). Am I just going to annoy people if I say that the…

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DotEmu closing its own online store

The retromancers of DotEmu are closing down their own online store, they announced yesterday. Competition is fierce, they say, and these days they're more into developing and publishing games anyway. They've been selling their games through other stores (and on consoles) for years too. Folks who've bought games from the DotEmu store have until June 1st to download them, before they vanish forever. Chop chop!

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Trap remix: Wonder Boy shows off new-old switching

One game I've overlooked in the eternal crusade to remake or remaster every game released prior to 2014 is Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap [official site], a remake of a Sega Master System platformer from 1989. It's a game fondly remembered, I'm told, though I wouldn't know as my Master System experiences were five minutes round a friend's house getting bored playing After Burner. Anyway!…

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2 years ago

Bouncing Back: Pang Adventures

Nostalgia can strike from the most unexpected angle. Pang is a game about popping balloons using harpoon guns - I remember it fondly because it was one of the few cooperative games I owned as a kid. It might not have been clear to me why we were travelling around the world's landmarks bursting balloons but I was pleased that I could convince anyone in…

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3 years ago

Fight! Arc’s Battle Fantasia -Revised Edition- Released

Those terrible teases at Arc System Works are continuing to tweak my nose by releasing everything but what I want: the gorgeous Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN. Ah well, more fighting games from that lot coming to PC is good all the same. Overnight they released Battle Fantasia -Revised Edition- [official site], a tarted-up version of their 2.5D fantasy man-puncher from 2007. Unfortunately, it sounds like…

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4 years ago

Triple Dose Of Double Dragon Now On Steam And GOG

I can't help but feel that DotEmu, the publisher behind new Double Dragon re-releases, have missed a trick. Triple Dragon, anyone? Why, you could even apply a little arithmetic and go with Sextuple Dragon to spice the series up a bit. Still, even if you disagree with their naming policy, you've got to give DotEmu a pat on the back for continuing to port numerous retro…

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HD Wizards: Heroes Of Might & Magic III HD Announced

In my hypothetical Gaming Made Me, playing hotseat Heroes of Might & Magic would be the moment where I discovered multiplayer. HoMM 2, maybe. Then I discovered I could shoot faces in multiplayer, and scampered off in that direction. I haven't played a HoMM in yonks (and hear rough things about recent games), is the point, so I'm glad to see Ubisoft rework one of…

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8 years ago

Chuffed: The Last Express Available To Buy

The chances are if you've heard of The Last Express, you've either played it and evangelise about it, or have always meant to get a copy. It's one of those games. I've played half of it, but was then interrupted by having to save the world or something. But that was only because I borrowed the original discs from adventure aficionado Richard Cobbett. But now…

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Trans Europe Express: Free Transarctica

When we wrote about the DotEmu beta opening we expressed enormous chagrin that, despite them claiming otherwise, Transarctica wasn't available to download. Oh noes! Oh noes no more, as Frankie The Patrician noted that it's up there now. You can get it now. Transarctica is a strategy game about enormous armoured trains in a new ice-age, and is one of the games that seems to…

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Birds Of A Feather: DotEmu Beta

Hmm. Looks like Good Old Games has a competitor in the old-classics/no-DRM/low-price market. DotEmu is basically an old-classic/no-DRM/low-price online retailer who has just gone into open Beta. Currently it's got a limited range, which leans Francophile with the most obvious deals being the Alec-loved Gobliiins Trilogy for 4.90 Euros and the 16-game Silmarils collection. As an encouragement to sign up, during this beta period, people…

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