Good morning all! I hope you haven’t all been swept away by the rain or winds from the weekend. No? Then let’s gets get to it!
A strategy game came out in 1983 called M.U.L.E. (Multiple Use Labour Element) which in many ways started the trend of games like Civilisation and Command & Conquer (in regards to resource management) and was also one of the first games of its ilk to incorporate the element of multiplayer. This game appeared on the Atari 400/800 home computers, as well as the Commodore 64 amongst many other home computers, and even consoles like the NES and MSX component for the Famicom. The original developers have announced that they’re working on a reboot for the mobile platforms. Yes that’s right, platforms as in plural!
For more information and development of the remake, visit mulereturns.com
I’m sure many of you are fans of both the Pokémon franchise and the Dubstep sensation Skrillex. No doubt this shirt will interest you then! Artwork by Dann Matthews.
T-Shirt available at Red Bubble
Whilst on the subject of cool video game inspired artwork, here’s another hand-drawn piece by Kwanchai Moriya, the artist who also created the epic “Game Boy VS Game Gear” piece in the style of Shadows of the Colossus. The title of this piece is “A Young girl playing Super Mario Land”.
You may recall last year at AVCon in 2011, Paul presented the “Anime in Retrogames Panel”, in which (along the awesome barrage of games covered) there was a Samurai Pizza Cats game on the Famicom. Fun game actually, with lush graphics and sound to boot. Unfortunately Kyattou Ninden Teyandee (キャッ党忍伝てやんでえ) was an exclusive in Japan, but as there was a ROM translation patch mentioned early this year, Foxhack.net has also released a patch to translate the ROM to English.
And finally, here’s a YouTube video showcasing some music from Mass Effect recreated with that good ol’ 16bit SNES sound, which (in agreement to its title) is reminiscent of Super Metroid! Love the SNES box art as well! ;)
Medley composed by Alex Roe