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Posts tagged “Locomalito”

Super Hydorah blasts out today

Swell shoot 'em up Hydorah returns today, expanded as Super Hydorah [official site]. As bad at shmups as I am, I did enjoy Hydorah's side-scrolling action and weird locations. The Super version isn't massively different but it is fleshed out and fancied up, and the 2010 original is free so heck, it's hard to complain about a £9 price tag. Hydorah is the creation of…

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Super Hydorah revamping ace freeware shmup

Hydorah, the cracking horizontal-scrolling shmup by Locomalito, is being expanded and fancied-up as Super Hydorah [official site]. While I missed Hydorah when it came out in 2010 (it did tickle Kieron), recently I noticed it and had a crack (it's good; I suck) after a few 'Tubefolk got into its Gradius-ish, R-Type-y action. A new version sounds grand. Locomalito has teamed up with publishers Abylight…

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Ghosts ‘n Goblins ‘n Gonks: Cursed Castilla Released

Cursed Castilla [official site], an expanded version of Locomalito's ace Maldita Castilla, has arrived on PC for more Ghosts 'n Goblins-y, Tiger Road-ish shooty platforming action. It improves on the original with new levels, new enemies, new bosses, a new illustrated bestiary, new songs, and remastered audio - it's the fancy polished commercial version of a game that was already really quite pleasant. This revamp…

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Imp-ressive: Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Terrifically named screen-wrapping, teleportation collectathon, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, is a PC remake of a ZX Spectrum game. That doesn't mean the original is older than grandpa Albuquerque's dinosaur steed though because this particular ZX game was made in 2012. That's almost certainly the same year that you're reading this and, if it isn't, go and play 2013's best-selling first-person remake of Q*bert until your…

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Oh, What a Knight: Maldita Castilla

Chivalry is not dead! Phew. It’s been a long time since I’ve chivalled so when Maldita Castilla’s demo asked me to don armour and beard to fight off a wave of evil in the cursed Kingdom of Castile, I immediately sprang into action. We've talked about Locomalito's lovingly crafted games before and this is shaping up to be a beauty. But what is it? Well, the most…

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A Buggy Release: Viriax Impressions

Indie dev Locomalito is a bit of a genius. His work includes Hydorah, a stellar shmup, and L'Abbaye des Morts, a gorgeous ZX Spectrum-styled platformer, and he even goes as far as to provide box art and .pdf manuals for all his projects. Tonight he's released Viriax, a game which grants you control of a tiny virus and tasks you with infecting and killing a…

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Get Down With A Sickness: Viriax Trailer

I've always considered arcade-medical-terror as something of an underpopulated genre, so I'm thrilled to see that indie developer Locomalito of L'Abbaye des Morts and Hydorah fame is, in fact, hard at work on an arcade-medical-terror game that he calls Viriax. It's a sort of anti-shmup where you play a virus navigating a human body with randomly generated levels and... oh, just watch the trailer below.

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Monk-y On The Run: L’Abbaye Des Morts

Reader Adam Britton sends word of Spectrum-tacular indie game L'Abbaye des Morts. You want to give this a go, I think. I just lost half an hour to it, and developer Locomalito calls it “AN OBSOLETE VIDEOGAME FOR A DARK PASSAGE OF HISTORY”, which is obviously excellent. He actually wrote it on holiday in Southern France, and it's a (loose) interpretation of how a Christian…

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Hydorah-rah-rah!

I was chatting to Mathew Kumar about the release of his new exp. zine when he mentioned that Hydorah has been finally released. I actually had a tab with its page open for a couple of months, as it was saying it was just about to release, and I knew that I would have to post about it when it was. It's a freeware old-school…

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