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Lovely little C64 game that I'm sure could be ported no trouble (not by me)

Fri Nov 7, 2014 6:12 AM

Its a take on Boulderdash as you can see with a nice puzzle element added..

 

http://csdb.dk/release/?id=113243

 


Did anyone work out what argsos.bin was?

Sun Sep 7, 2014 12:00 PM

If you boot it up with SELECT held down you get rom disc

 

Anyone?


Game additions to the Best Gamebase

Sat Sep 6, 2014 8:49 AM

We have had some suggestions for games to add to the GB which are last years ABBC contest  entries etc so I thought I best if their authors mind us putting them on the DB, the list are on the last two pages of the Best Gamebase sticky thread.

 

There AFAIK are NO current purchase only games on there and that is how it will stay if Starwindz does not mind, if an author or copyright owner has an issue re a game then please let me or Starwindz know.

 

Paul....


Jumpman the Kickstarter..

Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:00 AM

Not sure if it was mentioned on here, can't remember where I saw the link but Jumpan is back..

 

https://www.kickstar...jumpman-forever

 

Sadly Randy never finished his remake but this guy has got it up and running on multiple platforms and is looking good, I don't think he will reach the top kickstarter goal but its on the way.


Game reviews, trustworthy or not...

Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:33 AM

As an ex reviewer for Atari User and a UK trade mag etc I've done my fair share of reviewing, I was always honest and even in the small circles I mixed in you still got offers from publishers to lets say spice up the review but I never took them up on it. In the main stream magazines where an exclusive is everything there still are the perks for the big mags like free trips, flights and countless freebies but you kind of hope the review will be honest but you know its not always and are normally very easy to spot.

 

So are reviews reliable?

 

I'd say mostly yes but there's the odd one that slips through, in this case its Micro Marts review of Centron 3D, I won't repeat the review just incase they throw copyright at me but you can read it here

 

http://pr0.sytes.net..._julho_2014.pdf

 

on page 79.

 

The trouble here is that for all possible checks there is NO game, the screens they use are from the RPC site and the wording is pretty much a press release but its wrapped up as a review. I wrote to the reviewer regarding this game and the fact that its got hoax status here and guess what, no reply in all this time and I guess I never will get a reply.

 

Now I like Micro Mart, shame they dropped the ball here..

 

And before anyone says, I love TMR's stuff in the magazine, he's a truly dedicated gamer so the review means everything to him...