Saturday, 19 December 2015

Famicom: 8-Bit Music Power cartridge release.

If japan has a Nintendo Famicom homebrew scene, news of it doesn't often make it to the west. Whilst you may be familiar with Japan's Dōjin soft, most of these releases seem to be either on modern platforms or classic computers, without much activity on consoles.  That makes this music demo a bit of a rare beast and add the fact that it's getting a cartridge release and you've got something pretty special.

Although it was announced a while ago, 8-Bit Power now seems to be available to pre-order on Play Asia, for the not completely unreasonable price of $29.99 or £20.07, with what looks to be very nice retail packaging too.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Yet More CPC Homebrew 2015

Another two games from the CPC Retrodev contest on display here, this time it's the winner and runner up.
Space Moves is an absolutely rock hard run and gun game, presumably an unofficial sequel to the original Army Moves. Frogalot is a puzzle platformer type thing, which bears more than a passing resemblance to the classic Nebulus. Both are worth checking out if you're into the kind of low key fun that Amstrad CPC homebrew games offer.