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Nightdive Studios, Piko Interactive, Ziggurat, Pixel Games and others rereleasing classic games

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Retroism rerelease Microprose's European Air War. Previously only on GOG:




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And Pixel Games does The Horace Trilogy, a bundle of Hungry Horace, Horace Goes Skiing, and Horace and the Spiders:



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This is funny because they already released Hungry and Skiing on Steam as reconstructed versions in Unity. But this bundle version apparently has emulated versions.
 

Nifft Batuff

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These old games have been circulating freely for years. You can play them in your browser in archive.org and in many other preservation sites. There were made also many remakes during the years. They are free too. Many of these remakes could be considered vintage too now.
 

Morpheus Kitami

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These old games have been circulating freely for years. You can play them in your browser in archive.org and in many other preservation sites. There were made also many remakes during the years. They are free too. Many of these remakes could be considered vintage too now.
Assuming you can find those remakes. A lot of them are from the wild west of uploading games to the internet where nearly every place where these games were uploaded to just doesn't exist anymore. You have to hope someone uploaded them to the Internet Archive, or failing that, got the webpage it was originally on in the Wayback Machine. And in a lot of cases, its not really that much better than playing the game in an emulator.
 

RaggleFraggle

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I would love to see Theatrix’s Hollywood and Hollywood High return on GOG. Loved it as a kid. There’s a code you can use to share assets between them, which I wish I had back in the day.
 

Nifft Batuff

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These old games have been circulating freely for years. You can play them in your browser in archive.org and in many other preservation sites. There were made also many remakes during the years. They are free too. Many of these remakes could be considered vintage too now.
Assuming you can find those remakes. A lot of them are from the wild west of uploading games to the internet where nearly every place where these games were uploaded to just doesn't exist anymore. You have to hope someone uploaded them to the Internet Archive, or failing that, got the webpage it was originally on in the Wayback Machine. And in a lot of cases, its not really that much better than playing the game in an emulator.
Yes, but this was my point. These games have been already available for so long (decades) and are in general so old, that even their remakes can be considered retro/vintage now.
 

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Pixel Games releases Gremlin Graphics/Gremlin Interactive's early games.



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For more info on the Monty Mole-games in general, here's a link to an old post of mine.

The big question about these releases is: Which version are they emulating?
'Wanted: Monty Mole' only came out on the ZX Spectrum and the C-64, but the two versions are different enough to be separate entities. Screenshots suggest they're releasing the Speccy-version.

The problem with 'Monty on the Run' is that it came out on those systems plus the Amstrad CPC and the Commodore 16/+4... but the screenshots above are from the Amstrad and Spectrum-versions, respectively. This is concerning because the Speccy-version doesn't have the infamous title tune, and the Amstrad has an inferior version of it. For the ultimate experience they have to release the C-64 version... which I'm uncertain whether they'll do.

Bounder is a quirky little game that seems to suffer from drastic gameplay changes depending upon which version one plays. The Amstrad CPC-version (pictured in the second screenshot) is actually quite easy to beat once the gameplay mechanics are figured out, but I'm hearing the C-64 version is unforgiving in its difficulty.

As the first screenshot is from the Spectrum-version, and all three games were released on the Speccy, I have a sinking feeling that's the versions they'll be emulating.
 

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