Games galore #34: Riamel Black Prophecy, Hyper Runner, Dungeoneer Turbo, Junior's Great Adventure, The Cthulhu Project
As always, lots of stuff happening: fantasy dungeons galore, a literally "classic" platformer, and, yes, a new 3D racing game!
Riamel Black Prophecy
A game-that-wasn't turned into a game-that-is: "Riamel Black Prophecy" is an iso-3D dungeon-crawler and role-playing-game from around 1994, and the sequel to "Lords of Time". Legend has it that a couple of copies of the full game might have been sold, but it was basically considered unreleased. Some time around 2018 efforts were started (see links below if you wanna read the full story) to find and restore "Riamel Black Prophecy" - and in 2022 it was finally made publicly available (again).
Well, "Lords of Time" was a hit and still has some following, so "Riamel Black Propehcy" is a must for fantasy RPG fans!
The game requires 1.5 MB RAM, 512 KB of which must be ChipRAM, and two floppy drives or a hard drive.
Here's a video from Manga 303's YouTube channel (2022-01-11):
Check out IndieRetroNews' article for full information and downloads:
Hyper Runner (work-in-progress)
Ah, very good: A new 3D-racing game! "Hyper Runner" by Raster Wizards (creators of Barbarian+) is under development, with occasional preview videos being released. It's obviously far from finished, but the graphics look fast and beautiful, with a couple of nice touches showing great attention to detail: the track color gradient gives a nice illusion of depth and merges near perfectly into the background imagery, ship engines gradually turn on and off, z-scaling of graphics looks pretty much perspective-correct, female speech samples, ... - yeah, an all-round very good looking package with some proper house music.
Here's a video from Raster Wizards' YouTube channel (2022-08-21):
For the latest news about "Hyper Runner" you can follow RasterWizards on facebook:
This Gauntlet-style arcade game popped up in May 2022. In "Dungeoneer Turbo" you control a weirdly cute looking green PacMan-ish character who encounters all kinds of otherworldly creatures on his quest to make it through the dungeons.
The graphics look quite simple, but effective, and it appears to be quite a fast paced, smoothly playable game - perfect for many quick and addictive sessions of top-view dungeoneering action.
Here's a video from Per-Ola Eriksson's YouTube channel (2022-05-12):
Go to the game's website for more information and downloads:
Junior's Great Adventure
This is a platformer created by Amigamers that clearly takes strong inspiration from early 20th century cartoons such as Felix the Cat or early Mickey Mouse.
So Junior must climb and jump and run and collect, dodge rats and other charming characters, and make his way through numerous levels. The graphics are cartoonish, the game doesn't look too easy to play, there's a nice honky-tonk piano tune playing along, and (almost) everything is presented in old-film sepia color tones - very good!
The game requires an Amiga with 1MB RAM and Kickstart 2.1 or higher.
Here's a video from YouTube channel "Il Paul Di Gomma" (2022-12-20):
You can download "Junior's Great Adventure" from Amigatronics' website:
The Cthulhu Project (work-in-progress)
Dungeon crawling is popular among Amiga gamers, and "The Cthulu Project" is an upcoming new dungeon crawler game by Captain DarkN3mo. Cool.
No release date has been set yet, as the game is obviously still under development (see video below) - but we can already see all the ingredients required for a nice round of classic underground crawling: 3d graphics, 4-way step movement, compass and map, fantasy sci-fi/horror theme, ... and on top of that it's friggin' Cthulu him(them?)self!
Here's the latest video from Captain DarkN3m0's YouTube channel (2023-02-25):
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...and some bonus gaming news (?):
CyberPunks 2 announced - or maybe not?
We've reported about this game before, and for a short period of time a new preview video was available on YouTube channel "AmigaDweeb" (@MutationSoftware). It was published on Dec. 10th 2022, but has been removed.
AmigaDweeb (@MutationSoftware) YouTube channel:
Video link, outdated (removed):
We'll just keep this note here for historical reasons, and stay tuned for more news about "CyberPunks 2".
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