Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tomatoes Wearing Goggles..

i know this title of this post sounds a bit weird but so are the characters looking,
in our today retro game called Dig Dug.

an arcade game released and published 1982 by the company Namco and later brought to the homecomputer market.

So what is the goal of the game?

Dig Dug, our pixel hero, has to destroy monsters in underground by either inflating them til they pop or let drop rocks on them.

there are two kinds of enemies in the game, one of them are called, Pookas which look “yes really”, like tomatoes with yellow goggles on and the other are called Fygars, dragons which can breathe fire at our hero.

Dig Dug can be killed by two happenings, either he gets burned by the dragon, one of the tomatoes catch him..erhm.i meant..Fygars..or a rock drops on his head.

good for our hero is, he can pass through the monsters, while they are deflating..

the level numbers are shown as flowers at top of underground and the level is completed, when the last monsters flees (yes, alone they are scared ;) or our hero manages it to kill it.

So far for the now play for yourself..the old retro hit called Dig Dug.

dig dug

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Power Up..

Time for some Action…Delta (in US called “Delta Patrol”) is a horizontal Shooter released on the Commodore 64, where the player uses a spaceship to detroy formations of enemies to gain power up.

If you manage to destroy a whole wave of enmies, you have the chance to earn credits to buy new weapons or modifictions for your space ship.

Rob Hubbard and Phillip Glass made the Menu and in-game Music of this very addictive and fun space shooter.

The Flash Remake is so close to the original, you even feel it playing it on your C64.


important keys: F3 = toggle autofire / F4 = toggle ingame music (cannot be used during game)

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Persian Dreams

in my earlier posts, i mentioned the game Another World, where the animation of the characters were made with  retroscope techniques. the same technique was used for famous retro games like Karateka.

but the game i want to talk about in this post, is called Prince of Persia.

released 1989 by the company Brøderbund , Prince of Persia became quite a success cause of the realistic animations made by the creator Jordan Melcher, who, was i mentioned, already had huge success with his earlier game at this time, called Karateka which was based on retroscope techniques as well.

the gameplay itself, was pretty straight. our hero has to escape his cell, to rescue (yes, i know..once again..) a princess..during his escape he has to avoid skeletons, different traps and much more, while his only weapon is a sword to defend hisself..and he has only one hour time..

So come and play the Flash-Remake of this great classic game done by UbiSoft

prince of persia

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Kitchen Accidents

There comes a time when your Sink is all a mess and water does not go down the drain that case..3 things could come to your mind..

1. I fix it myself, i know i can do it..after all its not the first time
2. Maybe i could call Tim Taylor the Guy of Home Improvement..
3. I wish Mario would be here..he would fix it..

I would say..Choice 3 would be the better one..i mean..a guy who is able to rescue a princess, should be able to fix your sink, won´t he?

and thats what you have to do in the Retro Remake called Super Mario Flash.

you can choose between Luigi or Mario and as mentioned, your goal is to rescue the Princess, from the Evil Bowser.

The Remake is not that accurate, since some elements are taken from other Mario Games,
but the fact that it has a Level Editor, adds a lot of fun to it, so others can play your creations.

Super Mario


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Dragons And Bubbles

they are back, the cutest Dragons in Town..Bob and Bub.

aam not really sure if they are brothers or just good friends,
but they have in common that they shoot their enemies with Bubbles,
catch all the fruit after and then head to the next level.

Not to forget the Bonus Items which let you skip levels and so on.

Know what game i speak of?

Yes, its the classic game released 1986 by Taiko, called Bubble Bobble.

Played it first time on my C64 and could not stop, even the fact
the Background Music,  was repeating all over and drove me nuts,
the gameplay itself made it even again.

Try out the Remake and you know what i mean.
bubble bobble



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Another World

1991 Delphine Software released Another World for the Amiga Computers.

the game basically was using retroscope animations like successful games before,
if we just think of Prince of Persia and Karateka.

additional all the characters in the game were realised with polygons and the backgrounds well drawn, to give the whole game a movie-like atmosphere.

Gil Megidish a coder, made it possible to play this game “without” any Plugins in your browser..No Flash..nothing.

all you need is your favourite Browser and you can enter Another World, since he ported it via JavaScript to your screen.

the downside is, you can only play one level and it has some “tiny” graphic glitches and there is no sound,  but it shows you what is possible if not using any plugin.

another world

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