So what does one do with an old console or peripheral that no longer works? Throw it away perhaps? WRONG! Oh, so wrong! No, you don’t do that. You do something like this instead…
Daniel McLeod of Black Mountain Audio has decided to cram an iPod/iPhone hi-fi speaker dock system into an Atari 2600 VCS. Certainly beats throwing out a symbolic piece of gaming history. And it gets better, because he’s got a store on Etsy! So if this device tickles your fancy, you can own one too!
A while back, Another World (or Out of This World depending on your region) came out for the iOS. With an intriguing control mechanism, lush graphics enhancements and atmospheric sound, it was definitely a re-release this classic deserved! Although to be frank, there was not a lot of love for this game on the Android platform for a while there. The good news of course, is that DotEmu has announced (via Twitter) the upcoming release of Another World onto the Android Market in a few months!
Now more news for the iOS. How many of you have played Outrun? It’s a really great, basic game, which was mentioned on Episode 1 of The 321 Show. Well, now there’s a pretty cool Outrun clone called Final Freeway available. It may not have the 8-bit punch that the original game had, but it’s definitely a fine tribute all the same.
Now available on the App Store (App Store Link/Universal)
Additionally, a sequel is in the works titled “Final Freeway 2R” (R is for Retro). For more information and progress of the game, check out oyatsukai.com
Have you ever played Super Mario Bros. Crossover? Well, it’s great! The premise of this game being to pretty much grab all the classic game characters from the NES and fling them into Mario’s universe. They’ve done a great job actually, considering the likes of
Zelda, Link, Bill Rizer from Contra, Samus, and Mega Man to name just a few, are playable characters in the first Mario game. There’s also work in progress on 2.0 of the tribute, with huge changes including SNES and Game Boy style visuals included with the NES.
In the meantime, check out the original at Explodingrabbit.com. This is one flash game I definitely approve of!
And finally for today’s post, Good Old Games have announced the re-release of a game which has done nothing but surprise, appeal and excite many retrogamers who have owned one of these systems: the Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, Mac, Sega Mega Drive, SNES, 3DO, Atari Jaguar, Acorn Archimedes, and NEC PC-9801. And that is, Syndicate. Now the Syndicate that I’m referring to is not the recently banned one, but the classic that started it all. For those of you who don’t know about the original Syndicate, it’s not actually a first person shooter like the modern one is, but more an isometric squad-based strategy shooter. You control your cybernetically-enhanced agents for each mission, which involves lots of extracting, assassinating, terrorising, or persuading. So basically, if you want to see where it all started, then I’d suggest you begin with Syndicate.
Available at Gog.com