PC/Mac games based on retro hardware or remakes

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I find this area of current gaming quite interesting, and have been impressed by some of the efforts that have come out.

I'm talking more about games that have used specific 80's machine hardware rather than just a game that uses generic pixel art (ie not Retro City Rampage).
It's interesting for me to see a game that might look like a Spectrum or C64 etc game but utilises the technology available today, and thus the overall experience is a game that generally plays extremely well whilst tickling the nostalgia nerve.

Games I've come across are:
Rock Boshers DX (can be played in either Spectrum or NES mode)
Bruce Lee 2 (Amstrad or C64 modes)
You Have To Win the Game (retro PC)
La Mulana (MSX)
Outrun 2013-2015 (Amstrad)
Outrun Cannonball edition (Arcade)

I would love to develop something in this genre myself.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 15:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Not based on real hardware, but do you know about TIS-100? It looks bananas and I will never ever play it.

Nhex, Wednesday, 9 December 2015 15:58 (three years ago) Permalink

my coworkers were really into that for a while

╬╝pright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 16:54 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

ZeroRanger

A decent looking vertical scrolling shooter, not out until August, but you can play a demo now
(https://system-erasure.itch.io/zerorangerdemo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaBVmXQlogw

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Friday, 4 May 2018 19:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

Interesting, we don't usually get NES-era aesthetics in retro schmups these days

Nhex, Saturday, 5 May 2018 01:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

To be honest it's too frantic for me. 1942 is about the speed I can cope with.

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Saturday, 5 May 2018 08:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

but yeah I never considered it was NES themed, I really like the limited colour palette

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Saturday, 5 May 2018 08:43 (seven months ago) Permalink


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