Mad Professor Mariarti

 

Professor Mariarti features five whacky laboratories ranging from a biological lab to futuristic space rocket development. However, as a result of some dodgy experiment going mental, everything within has strangely come to life and taken over. To make matters worse, these creatures aren't in the best mood and have also grown body parts, like eyes and legs. I think we better fix this problem and clear out the various labs before it drives the Professor potty!

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Cannon Fodder

Up until now most of my reviews have been of some great homebrew games. So I am changing things up and reviewing a classic Amiga title. Cannon Fodder is an action, strategy game in which the player takes control of a squad of up to five little soldiers on a battlefield.

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Chariots Of Wrath

 

Chariots Of Wrath

War is always a pain in the neck and can certainly get in the way of your love life. Well, whilst away fighting for King and Country, an evil Baron has kidnapped the beautiful Princess Arthena so jump into your chariot and rescue her. Actually, this really means playing lots of different arcade style games which surely this can't be a bad day at the local war zone, right?

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RVG Interviews Steve Hammond.

RVG Interviews Steve Hammond.

Steve Hammond started his career as one of the founding members at DMA Design. Games like Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto came from their creative output so it gives me great pleasure to share our latest Interview with you all.

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Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe print by Dan Malone.

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe print by Dan Malone.

Read-Only Memory has released a high quality print of one of my all time favourite games, featuring a new illustration by original Bitmap Brothers artist and co-designer of Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, Dan Malone. Screen printed in black onto a luxurious grey heavyweight stock, the edition also features the distinctive Bitmap Brothers logo, micro-etched into holographic foil. Each print is signed by the artist and shipped in a durable archival tube.

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AM2R - Return of Samus (Metroid 2 remake)

Metroid II: The Return Of Samus was released in 1991 for the Game Boy. Project AM2R, some six years in the making, takes that Game Boy game and makes it look, sound and play so much prettier. The fan project got its first full release on Saturday, to coincide with the series’ 30th. However, it wasn't long before the big N stepped in with DMCA injunction to have the website removed and the game was taken down as twittered by the game's developer here.

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Mystery Of Woolley Mountain - A New Point & Click Adventure

The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain is a new otherworldly point and click adventure for PC (Windows - DRM-free) and MAC (OSX DRM free), featuring five renegade audio scientists in their quest to rid Woolley Mountain of an evil witch.

If you loved The Secret Of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, DiscWorld, Space Quest, Trap Door, Phantom Tollbooth and Chorlton and the Wheelies then continue reading my friend....

The game is based on a series of characters collectively known as the Helmholtz Resonators that exist in many forms of media already, with this being their first foray into the gaming world.

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Ork

 

ORK

My name is Ku-Kabul, a wannabe space captain who has to suffer a series of tests on alien infested words to prove my worth. Each level has a guardian and he won't let you pass until you cross his palm with silver. Thankfully, I have been supplied with a cool laser cannon and a jet booster to help me!

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Enchanted Land

 

Enchanted Land

Playing the part of Kurgan, a magician who appears like an odd-looking Santa, you must retrieve the lost magic from the lands of Damiran. Of course, you will be battling all kinds of cutesy creatures through five beautiful levels in order to restore everything back to how it once was. 

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Agony remake – free playable demo on Game Jolt.

Agony Remake:

Amigans and fans of horizontal-scrolling shumps will be interested to know that a freelance comic artist has taken it upon himself to produce an unofficial remake of Amiga classic Agony. It’s still in the early stages of development, but you can take a look at it now with a free playable alpha-demo hosted up on Game Jolt.

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The mini NES from Nintendo.

Nintendo is relaunching the original NES, complete with HDMI and 30 built-in games.  

Seasoned gamers looking to relive their glory days will soon have an all-new reason to do so thanks to Nintendo. On Thursday the company announced the upcoming re-launch of the NES—yes, the original Nintendo Entertainment System is coming back, albeit in a much smaller form factor.

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Mega Visions – Welcome to a new kind of SEGA magazine.

Mega Visions – Welcome to a new kind of SEGA magazine

The Official Dreamcast Magazine, SEGA Visions, Mean Machines Sega ... these are just a few of the classic SEGA magazines from days gone by. It seems so long ago that there was a dedicated SEGA magazine we could call our own, but the time has come for SEGA fans to get their very own magazine once again!

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Overscan Invaders

 

Overscan Invaders

Space Invaders, a two dimensional alien attack which sees their mothership frequently flyby to check on her troops as you blast them all to smithereens with a cannon that can only reload once the previous shot has hit its target or disappeared off-screen. Hmm, it sounds rather lame but actually it works and it works very well of course!

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Sega Saturn unravelled after 20 Years.

 

Sega Saturn unravelled after 20 years

The Sega Saturn has been deemed not only one of hardest consoles to program software for, but also emulation of this system has been tricky for quite a few people wanting to get the very best out of this machine. With consoles of all types and sizes now moving into their twilight years certain elements of these machine are beginning to fail quicker than others, examples of say the CD lens beginning to stop reading discs, or power strips weakening etc. causing your lovely console to bow out before its time.

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Donkey Kong Arcade Machine – The Home Straight - Part 2

Part 2 – The Home Straight

 

So in Part 1 you will have followed my journey so far in restoring this beat up Donkey Kong cab. I felt I was in the home straight now – it was time for some artwork to be applied to the sides of the cab. This part scared me to death, because once the art is on, it’s on. You can’t get it wrong, there are no second chances. So here it is. A step by step guide to applying side art:

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Donkey Kong Arcade Machine – Raising The Dead - Part 1

Part 1 – Raising The Dead

 

I can’t imagine what it must’ve been like to build arcade cabinets from the ground up on a factory production line back in the early 1980s. Rumour has it that those employed by Atari in California to hand build the classic cabs we know and love, were largely low-paid, permanently stoned hippies and Mexicans (am I allowed to say that?!). Some even go as far to say that the unique musty arcade “smell” you get when you switch on a thirty year old arcade cabinet is part weed, infused into the wood of the machines by the workers smoking on joints all day on the production lines.

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