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30Nov/090

Another video for the NES style Left 4 Dead de-make

This little game is looking to be REALLY cool stuff. In the last video we just saw zombies and Boomers. This one has all that, with a ramped up difficulty and Witches, Smokers and Hunters. Seeing them do their thing in 8 bit is awesome. And how cool would it be if you could play this online (I have a feeling that’s wishful thinking if they’re sticking with what the NES actually could do). In a little over a month, this will be up for free download, and I’m definitely checking this out. Would be able to get my Left 4 Dead on with my little netbook, because this is looking like it’s going to be awesome.

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18Nov/090

A really cool looking Left 4 Dead de-make

I got Left 4 Dead 2 yesterday, and I’m slowly but surely making my way through the campaigns. I took a little break, headed over to Destructoid and saw this video.

Now, yeah, the zombie reaction times are a bit slow, and obviously there aren’t hundreds of them coming after you all at once, but this is supposed to be the game as it would be seen on the NES. And that’s the reason I want it.

And apparently it IS in fact a free game that is supposed to  come out early January by PixelForce. It’s supposed to have all four campaigns and all of the special infected. And judging from the care they took with the Boomer in the video, I can’t wait to see what they do with the others. Especially the Tank and the Witch.

So long as the zombies have a quicker reaction time I’ll be happy. And wouldn’t it be wicked to see this with online play? Yeah yeah, you only see up to two players on the title screen above … but most NES games can only either be played by one or two players since the four player adapter wasn’t utilized enough. In fact, the only four player game I can even think of off the top of my head is NES Play Action Football.

But yeah, I’m definitely looking forward to this. It looks like it could be a great amount of fun for the short time it’d last. Because, honestly, do you really see yourself playing this over and over and over like you do the Xbox 360/PC game? Probably not.

On a side note about Left 4 Dead 2, it’s better than the original in just about every conceivable way. Hell, the first CAMPAIGN is better than anything the entire first game had to offer.

But I’m still playing the hell out of the first one because there are literally hundreds of free campaigns you can download off the net. So the PC version of that game is going to last me a long, LONG time.

1Sep/090

Ultimate Bruce Lee - Another C64 Bruce Lee remake

titleIt plays identically to the previous Bruce Lee remake I put up here, but adds a whole bunch more, not the least of which are different styles in graphics. It's quite a bit heftier than the previous one ... standing in at 28MB decompressed, but it plays great and has great replayability due to the unlockables the game has to to offer. Right off the bat you are presented with 3 different graphical styles.

1Sep/090

Vigilante Arcade Remake

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Given the fact that I love the recent unofficial Kung Fu sequel adding this particular remake was a no brainer. This game was released in 1988 and is sort of a spiritual sequel to the original Kung Fu Masters arcade game (simply called Kung Fu on the NES) with better graphics, better sound and faster gameplay. And this remake manages to keep all that while fixing a few of the bugs, keeping some in because a lot of the time bugs in these old games are interesting and adding weapons (the original only had one).

1Sep/090

Bruce Lee - Windows remake of the C64 game

new9A great pixel for pixel remake of the Commodore 64 version. Which is great for me, because when I found this remake back when it first came out, I'd never played the C64 version (my house was unfortunately a PC only house at the time these were popular). Tight, responsive controls, great graphics when you consider the time frame of the game, great platforming, great fighting.Devious little traps that you don't see until the last second after you've died. Those two enemies that hound you screen after screen put up a hell of a good fight considering the game and the era as well.

11Aug/090

ASCII Space Invaders

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I hold text mode games in a special place, because for years that's the only type of graphics the computers I had access to could display. This changes the Space Invaders gameplay a little bit. In the first couple of levels that I played there were no barriers, so it's more like Galaga in the end, just without the Kamikaze ships raping you. But it adds new weapons to the mix. A nuke that clears the screen of enemies, a bomb that clears out the bottom row, and a missile that will cut through an entire column of them if timed just right. The only real problem is that it's a little difficult to control your ship. There's a slight delay when you press left or right. And the PC speaker sound is as annoying as anything else the PC speaker spits out. But once you get past that it plays pretty well considering what it is. Worth trying out at least once in any case, though it's doubtful it'll hold your interest for THAT long.

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23Jul/091

Adventure Atari 2600 Reboot

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Adventure for the Atari 2600 ... I have memories of a square (your hero) running around mazes and getting keys, arrows (swords) killing off giant ducks (dragons). This was one of the first games I played when we got an Atari 2600 when I was a kid, and it still holds a special place for me. Hell, this game was home to the very first easter egg in a game. Adventure Atari 2600 Reboot aims to be a graphical overhaul of that old game. And so far it's looking pretty good. Adding in 16 bit style graphics, music and sound. Hit the jump for a couple more screenshots, a gameplay video and the link to the site where you can download it.

21Jul/090

SFLIU - The first unofficial Street Fighter 2 clone.

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I remember downloading this from a BBS in Alabama after playing the atrocities that are the PC versions of the first two original Street Fighter games. The original Street Fighter was near impossible to play, and while Street Fighter 2 wasn't a BAD port ... it wasn't that great either. Then I found this. At the time, it was THE PC version of Street Fighter 2 to have. Decent graphics, great gameplay. Though the sound wasn't all that great, I didn't care because it played awesomely. Nowadays it's just kind of a relic because there are much better remakes out there. But this was the first. Hit the jump for a little more information and back story from the official site (visit it to read the entire thing, I just chose a choice paragraph), a few screenshots and the download.

21Jul/090

Gauntlet Revisited - Unless you didn’t guess, this is a Gauntlet remake.

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You have been chosen by the Gods ...

Select your avatar - Warrior, Valkyrie, Wizard or Ranger - and fight your way through the mythical Gauntlet. On your journey you will find food to keep you healthy, many wonderous magical potions to help you fight, treasure to plunder, keys to unlock chests and doors, and many, many monsters... Guard well your keys and potions, watch out for traps, fight well and maybe, just maybe, the Gods will name you Champion!

Overall, not a bad remake. though the level design is a bit flawed. But I'm not that far into the game yet. And the hitboxes for the enemies are a bit too small. And for some reason, when my health was down and I ran over food, it didn't get picked up, which lead to an early death. From what I can tell so far, two of the coolest features are strafing (you'd be surprised how much that helps in this game) and weapon powerups. The one I got made my weapon into a Contra style spread shot. :) But one problem I've found is that the strafing, you can ONLY strafe. You can't circle strafe. And maybe it's just because I'm very early in the game, but it's much slower paced than the original. Still, not bad. Hit the jump for screenshots and the download.