While the English version is technically the same as the original one from 1997, it comes with a manual in book form packed in a stylish box which makes it an ideal holiday gift for collectors of gaming treasures on the C64.
Buyers of the German version also get a remastered edition of the game, plus an extra disk with the rare first installment.
Scene news: Race: tiny racing game for up to 8 players
Written by Poison
As part of the RGCD 16k game competition #4, a small but nice little racing game called “Race” was released. Of course it supports our Protovision 4 Player Interface! It also supports the multiplayer adapter “Inception”.
Scene news: Our latest web-discoveries concerning D42 and Leo 2
Written by Poison
Spanish retro-blog “Commodore Plus” has published two extensive reviews of the D42 – Adventure System and Leisure Suit Leo 2. Those of you who know some Spanish might want to have a look. And for those who refuse to learn any foreign languages: There are some photos and screenshots, too.
The last time the folks at Virtual Dimension visited us on the spot was back in 2003 was at Vision Party. Those of you who want to indulge in more memories should stop by our press column and browse through reviews and videos.
Guns & Ghosts from the creative duo of Georg “Endurion” Rottensteiner and Trevor “Smila” Storey, which you can obtain at Psytronik or RGCD and which we have already warmly recommended in a previous Protovision newsletter.
Bellringer III from Geir Straume, which has an 80’s charm and a gameplay in the tradition of hunchback.
Guns & Ghosts vom Creativ-Gespann Georg “Endurion” Rottensteiner und Trevor “Smila” Storey, welches man bei Psytronik und RGCD erwerben kann und schon in einem früheren Newsletter von Protovision wärmstens empfohlen wurde.
Bellringer III von Geir Straume, welches einen gewissen 80er Jahre Charm besitzt und Spielspaß im Stile von Hunchback bietet.
Leif Bloomquist released his game Vortex 2 for the testing phase. This game can use the internet to play against another person. In the game you can fly with your ship and shoot at the enemy, but nothing will happen at this stage in the development of the game. The game is auto-updating. You need an RR-Net or compatible cartridge (64NIC+, FB-Net, etc) for your C64 or you can use the VICE emulator. For more informations visit his blog, if you want to give feedback use the Retrohackers forum.
In addition to the C64, Alex operates with TAXIM, a dark electro and experimental project and has already released some CD’s.
Now TAXIM is back in top form and shows that SID sounds can be partly Cinematic music and Neoclassic elements revalue the previous works.
Reset #03 also featuring the first reviews of Darkness, Rocket Smash EX and Powerglove (retail edition). Also in this issue – Ray Carlsen does a repair by remote control, Sam Dyer discusses his new C64 book and Frank Gasking returns with another Games That Weren’t.
The Hungarian group Singular has released a new version of FunkPaint. The tool offered a large number of functionalities in the past already, including support for three mouse buttons and new – support for the scrollwheel – if used with the Micromys-adapter. But the tool also supports the Amiga mouse, e.g. plugged into the 4 player interface at port three. It uses all the RAM extensions you could think of (REU, RR-RAM, Superram, GeoRam, IDE64/swap files).
Fairlight, Offence and Prosonix. Softwareproductions in the merge of these legendary groups represent the finest demo quality and achieve regularity top rankings on various demoparties – so is also their latest demo “We Are All Connected“. This masterpiece scored the first place and as a matter of course once again Protovision was (elaborately staged) greeted.