Tag: Adventure

PAKET Engine demo – Point and click tool demo’d for the Amstrad CPC

With games such as the latest homebrew of Caren and the Tangled Tentacles on the C64, there’s many who’d hope to create such a thing on the Amstrad CPC. Thankfully that may be a possibility down the line, as according to XeNoMoRPH on the cpcwiki forums, Paketesoft has released a very […]

Escape From Dinosaur Island DX – A new ZX Spectrum Adventure from Adventuron

Glorious news ZX Spectrum owners as the previously released browser based ZX Spectrum styled game of ‘ Escape From Dinosaur Island DX ‘, is now available for the ZX Spectrum hardware! Yes indeed thanks to heads up by Chris Ainsley. We’ve been told this latest release is a typing text […]

Space Quest I Review – A classic Sci-fi adventure reviewed by Cola Powered Gamer

Finding good sci-fi games can be hard, and finding good comedy sci-fi games can be even harder. Fortunately, Sierra developed one of the best comedy sci-fi games ever, Space Quest. Space Quest: Chapter I – The Sarien Encounter, or more commonly known as Space Quest I, was released in 1986, […]

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis – An amazing Adventure classic gets a BIG review by Cola Powered Gamer

When playing licensed video games, one will for the most of time encounter bad games, but there are exceptions. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is one such game, that understands its world and characters, and most importantly carries the spirit of the series. Developed by LucasArts, and released […]

King’s Quest – The first graphic adventure ever made for the PC and Sierra’s first big hit reviewed!

We can’t make a Sierra games retrospective without beginning with the first graphic adventure ever made for the PC and Sierra’s first big hit: King’s Quest: Quest for the Crown. As I mentioned in my Sierra historical retrospective, IBM needed a game to promote their new computer, the PCjr, and […]

Venganza – Text based adventure game by Physical Dreams launched for the MSX

Text Based Adventure games are back in fashion it seems, especially with the latest games mentioned such as Excalibur: Sword of Kings and Microfair Madness to name but a few. But now we turn our attention to another text based adventure game that’s worth a look in, as according to msx.org, […]

Adventuron Classroom – Create your own family friendly text based adventure game!

Something slightly different for this end of the week retro heads up, as we’ve been contacted by Chris Ainsley that he has launched the Adventuron Classroom; a new fun way for parents and children to learn how to code together as a team. Yes indeed, if you remember the very enjoyable Excalibur: Sword […]

Guard Duty – A charming 2D fantasy adventure gets a Steam release!

Glorious news if you’re an Adventure fan, loving games such as The Secret of Monkey Island or even Simon the Sorcerer, as we’ve just been told Sick Chicken Studios have released their 2D fantasy adventure game of ‘ Guard Duty ‘, which is available for PC, MAC and Linux. Yes […]

Could the Laser Disc version of Dragon’s Lair be coming to the C64 or is this really JUST FOR FUN?

Now I remember Dragon’s Lair very well, from the Amstrad version with the jumping of platforms or trying to stay on the spinning disk without being blown off, or the interactive animated version which appeared as a laserdisc in which you needed to press a specific direction at the right […]

Excalibur: Sword of Kings – Text based adventure game remade and ready to be played online!

Throughout the last few years we’ve featured a number of text based adventures, games such as The Pawn Remastered, The Marlo Files Remastered Edition, and Goblin Towers to name but a few. But there’s another game that might be worth a look on this lovely Tuesday afternoon, and that’s Adventuron’s online […]

Grim Earth – 2D platform game inspired by SNES/Amiga era gameplay coming 18th April!

As you all know we feature as many different games as possible from every walk of retro gaming life. Well today is no exception! As thanks to a heads up by George Allan; solo/indie developer who used to write 16-bit games (including Zool on the Amiga, and Pitfall on the Megadrive). […]

Athanor 2 – The Legend Of The Birdmen – A new adventure game coming to the Atari ST and Amiga!

If you’re bored of hearing about action games and platformers then listen up, as we’ve just found out Safar Games will be bringing the text based adventure game ‘ Athanor 2 – The Legend of the Birdmen ‘ , to the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga. This game that is […]