RGCD C64 Cartridge competition 2013.

On Sunday evening, the entrance deadline for the 2013 RGCD C64 cartridge competition ended and all games have now been released.

http://www.rgcd.co.uk/

All in all, that’s a staggering twelve (plus three re-released) brand new swanky games for you to enjoy on your C64/emulator. Christmas has most certainly come early!

Here’s the list –

Bellringer III
Candle Burner 1.1
Cosmic Ark
Devil Ronin
Invert
Kobo64
Linus Vs Simon
Magic Duel
Micro Hexagon
Monster Buster
Powerglove
Revenge Of The Tomato
Rocket Smash
S-Blox
Vallation

The only title I have played so far (although this was an early beta last year) is the remake of the Atari 2600 classic Cosmic Ark by fellow RCM’er and good friend Max Hall. I very much looking forward to playing the final release especially after hearing about the nightmare that Max has had squeezing the whole lot into just 16k.

Here’s the download link – http://downloads.rgcd.co.uk/projects/c64/RGCDCompo2013.zip

 

As I type this post, I’m currently writing to my EasyFlash cartr….actually, they’ve just finished so I’m off to give each game a twirl.

Have you played any of them yet?  Got a favourite title(s) you like to see crowned as the  winner of this years competition?

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Video and Arcade Games – magazine 1983.

It’s a shame that there’s only two issues available but these digital editions of Video and Arcade Games magazine are such great reading for retro gamers especially as they were written at a time when some of the best classic coin-op games were hitting the arcades.

I always like to browse through these old magazines especially articles that preview games that we all know today have become legendary titles. Games like Robotron, Defender, Centipede, Joust and Berzerk – All unknown titles at the time, released onto the gaming world with a large degree of risk..would gamers take to them?

Each magazine is chock full of nostalgic articles including editorials on the birth of gaming hardware, a look at up and coming home gaming hardware (MB Vectrex), reviews of the latest arcade games, tips on mastering games like Robotron & Q-Bert among others and a fascinating story about the creation of Space War. Very good reading!

You can read them both Here

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ZX Spectrum / C64 30th Anniversary RG Magazine

Phew, I’m still ploughing my way through the latest issue of Retro Gamer Magazine (issue 99) and up pops this on Retro Gamer Daz’s YouTube page.

ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 30th Anniversary Bookazine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xHvTxoIJ9M&feature=youtube_gdata_player

O.k, so it just reprints of selected Speccy and C64 articles from Retro Gamer magazine issues 1-98 and although I own all of these, it’s kinda nice to have them grouped together in one volume. I’m not a huge fan of reprinted magazine anthologies (unless I don’t own the originals) but I think, as a huge fan of both systems, I’m going to pick this one up…especially at £9.99 for all this great content.

https://www.imagineshop.co.uk/bookazines/the-zx-spectrum-commodore-64-book.html