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Zen (Spectrum) released :: 19 Oct 2014

Einar Saukas has just released Zen, a puzzle game he has described as having "lots of extremely addictive levels" and offering "countless hours of entertainment" which apparently fits into even a 16K Spectrum.

Zen on the Spectrum

  • External link:   Zen at WOS

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Four new reviews added :: 09 Oct 2014

Yes, there's finally a new update and I must quickly apologise to the writers for taking so long getting them online but things have been hectic - Play Expo is this weekend, so as I write the last of the Oldschool Gaming machines are being loaded with new games ready to show off on our stand before they're thrown into storage boxes ready for tomorrow's journey.

So onto the reviews and what delights have we got this time? Paul has been playing Horace Miner and Horace Miner 2 for the Spectrum but not really enjoying the experience, but a conversion of Pooyan for the VIC 20 appealed much more to Frank and I had quite a lot of fun blowing aliens to smithereens with Robo Type on the Atari 8-bit.

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Mine Sweep Mini (VIC 20) released :: 09 Oct 2014

Our very own Shaun Bebbington has just announced the release of Mine Sweep Mini which is a Mine Sweeper-style game for the unexpanded VIC 20 which was written in BASIC.

Mine Sweep Mini on the VIC 20

  • External link:   Mine Sweep Mini at the Micro Mart forums

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Air Sea Battle (C64) released :: 05 Oct 2014

It might be somewhat primitive with 1982-style graphics and no sound, but Air Sea Battle is a simple shoot 'em up - or more accurately a shoot 'em down developed for the C64 in C.

The same author has also released UFO Attack (which was the basis for this game) and Looter, both of which are available from the same link below.

  • External link:   Air Sea Battle at Melon 64

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