Though obviously an homage to Ultimate Play The Game's classic Jetpac, Rocket Smash ex is far from a straight retro remake or a Commodore 64 port of the venerable shoot-'em-up. It is instead a brand new and excellently arcade-y shooter with contemporary design sensibilities that's been coded for the C64 and repackaged for Windows thanks to the 8-bit focused efforts of (the wider) team RGCD.
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Though a freeware release for Windows, Mac and Linux, the equally fresh Commodore 64 version of Powerglove is a commercial offering that even comes complete in its very own, very homebrew cartridge. That's delightfully different, isn't it? No need to answer, I know it is, and what makes things even more intriguing is that the non 8-bit version of the game isn't just an emulated one.
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…