Games galore #29: Caves & Cargo, Choctris, Attack of the Petscii Robots, Project Quest - Chapter 2, Castle Danger
Caves & Cargo
This is an arcade action game similar to "Gravity Force", under development by EAB user TheoTheoderich: Fly your spaceship through caves and collect cargo.
It's not finished, but a playable version has been released, and it looks like a lot of fun. Graphics are simple, but pleasant and effective, your spaceship sprite is small and agile, the game has a "2-player race" mode, and nice speech samples add some serious atmosphere.
A slightly accelerated Amiga (FastRAM, or Amiga 1200) is recommended for good performance.
Here's a video from Saberman's YouTube channel (2021-12-08):
Go to EAB's forum pages for more details, and download links:
"Choctris" is a Tetris clone with extras, originally shown at RetroKomp 2018 as an early beta. In Dec. 2021 an updated version was released - and, yeah, it's a very nice Tetris with tasteful graphics, decent sound effects, some hypnotic MOD music playing along, and some specials: different playing modes (classic tetrominos, additional tetrominos, "blind" mode), playing mode options, support for audio CD music playback when running on CD32 or CDTV, and a couple more.
"Choctris" runs on any Amiga with Kickstart 2.0 or higher.
Here's video from Ransom's YouTube channel (2021-12-08):
Head over to ppa.pl forum for more information and download links:
Attack of the Petscii Robots
Dave Murray aka "The 8-bit Guy"'s character graphics based action adventure "Attack of the Petscii Robots" has been ported to the Amiga, and released commercially in both digital and physical form.
It's an interesting project that has it's roots in the fixed character set of a Commodore PET 8-bit computer - and the end result, which is available for many home computers from Atari to ZX Spectrum, now also for the Amiga, is indeed a fun top-down view action game with some tactical elements.
The Amiga version has the same grid based gameplay as the other versions, but uses more detailed graphics. The game runs on any 512KB Amiga, requires an extra 512KB for music, and supports keyboard, one and two button joysticks, and CD32 joypad. Prices range from 10$ for the digital-only edition, up to 65$ for a physical boxed edition, hand-signed by the author himself, which includes among other goodies an actual CD32 compatible joypad! Not bad.
video from Amiga Fan's YouTube channel (2021-12-20):
Click the link below for more information, and purchase:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyf7tiSO9vo (original game release video)
Project Quest - Chapters 1 and 2
Electric Black Sheep's latest game production is "Project - Quest", a fantasy themed arcade action shooter similar to their previous one, "Project Horizon".
"Project Quest" is still under development, but you can already play chapters (levels) 1 and 2. Very much like it's predecessor, it looks great, with detailed graphics, nice little animations, and vivid colors. Sound effects are a great match for the visuals, and it has a moody background music score.
Here's a video from Electric Black Sheep's YouTube channel (2021-12-22):
Go to Electric Black Sheep's itch.io website for more information and downloads:
Not too often comes a (virtual) board game along: "Castle Danger" is a conversion of a Windows freeware game that was first released in 2001.
It's basically chess with guns - and, as opposed to the PC original, it has a 1-player mode with computer AI. If you like a nice round of grid-map based, turn based strategy playing with a buddy, or against the CPU, this game is certainly worth looking at.
"Castle Danger" runs on any Amiga with 1MB RAM.
Here's a video from famous retro gaming YouTuber Saberman's channel (2022-01-31):
Go to the game's website for more information and download:
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...and some bonus gaming news:
Great 1993 fantasy RPG "Ambermoon" gets a couple of updates from developer Pyrdacor: If we got that right there's a patched original of "Ambermoon", and extension of the original game called "Ambermoon Advanced", and a complete rewrite in C# (for Mac, PC, Linux) called "Ambermoon.net".
In any case lots of stuff for "Ambermoon" fans!
Check these links for the different versions:
You can also visit the developer's homepage at:
http://hol.abime.net/3256 (1993 Thalion game)
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