A Roundup of Recent Releases
It's been over three months since I last updated the blog, and for that I must apologise. Once again a busy work and home life has meant that my time dedicated to the Amiga has been limited to playing a few games on my Gotek equipped A500, and rummaging through the excellent Mod Archive.
I'm hoping that in 2016 I'll be able to keep the blog updated on a more regular basis, but if that's not possible I'll post as and when I can. The blog is far from dead. It's just that at times it may go through a quiet spell or two.
So, what's been going on in the Amiga gaming world since I posted way back in September? Here's a brief whistle-stop look at some of the highs over the past three months or so.
Released in the run-up to Christmas 2015, Elves Dreamland is a flip-screen platformer that's been put together using the Jet Set Billy map editor.
The object of the game sounds simple - collect all 200 items to complete the game. Naturally, completing the task will be anything but simple.
With some really lovely colourful graphics, you'd struggle to spot that the Jet Set Billy editor has been used, such is the quality of the mod. Unfortunately, as the game runs the same code as Jet Set Billy, it still features one of the worst jumping mechanics known to man. You have to jump vertically, and then move left or right. It does take a bit of getting used to.
The jumping is my only niggle in what is otherwise is an excellent release.
|Try Elves Dreamland if Jet Set Willy clones are your thing.|
Finally, if you fancy joining in the chat relating to this recent release, check out this thread over on the English Amiga Board.
Tales of Gorluth - Free Download
As Christmas got closer English Amiga Board moderator, and Amiga games creator Viddi announced that his Zelda-like RPG Tales of Gorluth Part 1, was now free to download.
Rated "The Best Amiga Game of 2014", the free giveaway was a nice Christmas present to the Amiga community, and at the same time a great way to drum up interest and pre-orders for Tales of Gorluth Part 2 (see trailer below).
WHDLoad Now Free to Download
Shokaku 68020 Amiga 30th Anniversary Edition
The game is beautifully presented, and has been made to look like something you'd stumble upon in a Japanese arcade. Check out the footage below.