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    Bandersnatch for the C64

    Someone linked me to this page by one Simon Butler the other day. More at https://medium.com/@marshan/bandersnatch-for-c64-v0-1-the-story-so-far-985287305055 This looks amazing.
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    Super Mario Bros. C64?

    According to the Metafilter thread
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    Super Mario Bros. C64?

    Discussion here https://www.metafilter.com/180507/Super-Mario-Bros-64 More talk at the link and at https://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=71262&start=0&sid=24666a0f070529f76b2cd993d4b8dd27
  4. Themselves maybe? So if there was any money recovered it would go straight back to them?
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    Super Mario Bros. C64?

    http://www.indieretronews.com/2019/04/hot-news-super-mario-bros-has-been.html
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    Retro Gamer missing subscription?

    I've put a support ticket in and they've quoted my sub as being active. I didn't recieve 191 onwards though
  7. Has anyone else had the issue of their subscriptions ceasing and their account no longer being on myfavouritemagazines.co.uk? I resubbed for two years back in May last year and just recently discovered my sub seems to have ceased. I can't use the sub number to manage my account as according to the site the email doesn't exist in their system.
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    What games did you complete? 2019 Edition

    Apr 22/04 Old Man's Journey (PC) This has similar themes to The First Tree but in stark contrast it's light touch, storybook look and feel and amazing music made this a tale worth investing in. It's short but not indulgent. The game? An old man recieves a letter and must travel cross country. You help him by moving hills and and down and shooing sheep out of the way so he can get to the next bench to have a little think. 18/04 The First Tree (PC) I love walking sims that tell a personal story. But this....this just left me cold. It felt too personal and at points I just really didn't like the narrator's tale. It felt...self indulgent but that might be down to my childhood being incredibly different to his. I could have played a third playthrough of FAR:Lone Sails instead of this. 14/04 FAR:Lone Sails (PC) This reminded me a lot of Limbo and Inside in terms of tone and presentation. Instead of running to the right you have a large steampunk truck which runs like a locomotive. You run around inside feeding the engine, releasing steam and fixing up other bits and pieces. Every so often you're blocked at waystations and have to solve some platform puzzles. It's short but I loved it. The soundtrack is fantastic as is the sound of your machine. But while running around frantically is great even better is when the wind picks up and you can unfurl the main sail letting the engine wind down and allowing the vehicle to coast almost silently. 13/04 The Darkside Detective (PC) Funny pixel adventure game where you as a detective and your offsider have to solve supernatural mysteries. Very tongue in cheek with it''s stock in trade being dad jokes, bad puns and some really dumb but funny puzzles. It's cleverly designed even though there's almost nothing more than very basic animation. Kept me amused for five hours over six cases (and three bonus cases.) 03/04 Final Fantasy 15:Episode Ardyn (PS4) The now final episode DLC for Final Fantasy 15 and yet again it's one for the fans. It fills in a lot of the story of Ardyn Izunia and makes him much more sympathetic before unleashing you on Insomnia. It's not hard (Ardyn in this guise is pretty much a God) and it's fun to let loose, unfortunately it's accompanied by the worst music this side of Ride My Chocobo. It is totally worth it alone though for how Ardyn saves the game between destroying parts of the city and dispatching the defenders of the crown.
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    Assassin's Creed: Unity

    https://www.polygon.com/2019/4/17/18412144/assassins-creed-unity-free-pc-notre-dame-ubisoft-donation?
  10. Miss The Sentinel? Why not try the demo of Annwn: The Otherworld? It's a bit streamlined (no boulder stacking and trees come in two phases, withered and full.) It's a lot faster than the old game. For comparison
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    Antstream - It's Netflix for Games!

    Nothing wrong with the C64 lad. Honest earthy sprites so chunky you can carve 'em.
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    Antstream - It's Netflix for Games!

    *cough*Uridium*cough*
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    Antstream - It's Netflix for Games!

    "Here's Pickford Bros classic Feud..." "Oh yes! I'll have a bit of that!" "...the C64 version!" "Oh."
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    FAR : Lone Sails

    For those who have played through it there's a great piece on the sound design for the game here explaining how they moved from a static linear piece to a more interactive one. https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/20/how-far-lone-sails-puts-you-on-a-journey-through-sound/ More at the link.
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    FAR : Lone Sails

    It was the art style that caught my eye last year and despite knowing nothing about it the art style kept drawing me back. Then it was on special on Steam and I grabbed it going in completely blind. And what I found was a short Limbo / Inside type experience. Although instead of walking you're travelling in an okomotive. A steampunk steel and wooden tractor train thing. There's no tutorial, and no instructions. It's left to you to work out how to pilot this thing or even how to start it. There's a fantastic flow state that comes from climbing around the inside keeping everything ticking over. Every so often you stop at waystations to upgrade your machine. An early upgrade being sails and when the wind is right there's something satisfying with turning the engine off and hearing the tick tick tick of the odometer and the whip of the wind in the sails. It's short. Is it better than Limbo? For me yes. But not quite as good as inside. And probably slighter than both of them. And it's gorgeous both to look and listen to. I've played it twice in two days now. Loved it just as much the second time.
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