Archive for the ‘ -1- Retro ’ Category

Dungeons & Dragons RPG, Pen & Paper, Amiga licensees

First off all a list of various D&D series titles released for the Commodore Amiga. Source for Amiga ratings is mobygames  user rating. 5 is highest. If no rating supplied on the page, I calculated them from magazine reviews or estimated by taking matching average of other systems.

After that a little background of the naming conventions, history and real Pen & Paper RPG startup.

SSI Dragonlance games

The DragonLance series published 1984 is the first D&D brand given to computer RPGs. The world Krynn consists of several continents, the main location is Ansalon. The story here is about war between good, evil and neutral powers. The Heroes of the Lance are the protagonists of the chronicles of DragonLance series. They have a major influence on the World of Krynn esp. to Ansalon. Continue reading


Pinball Wizard

Hello pinball fans and fellas, here comes the pinball wizardry with modern and vintage retro atmosphere back to your Windows PC.

Listen to Pinball Wizard from “The Who” while reading this post!


The famous Gottlieb, Williams and Bally arcade game creators ring a bell? And you spent some time with pinball games on Amiga/PC or the real deal in the past?

I discovered a really neat possibility to “emulate” real pinball tables on Windows. As I don’t really know a decent pinball game recently released for any non-console system, I crawled the web for any news on this kind of games.

The results are, there are two decent pinball emulators which you can load a helluva lotsa real tables in and play them in decent smooth speed.

I’ll give you a shot on one of them and how you could install and use it.

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Random map RPG idea

For very short (a quick preview not yet complete):

I’ve got an idea to generate some random maps in 2D and then use them in 3D. For example for RPGs like Ultima / Wizardry. The following screens/videos were done on a C64.

This is a random map generated in 2D.
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Maniac Mansion 3D remake

Now there’s a Maniac Mansion 3D remake work in progress!

Maniac Mansion 3D Startup

As far as I can see, they’ve done that with a game creator tool named 3D Gamestudio and its programming language Atari lite-c.
I surely have to check THAT out if I get further into C/C++ in the next time. It looks very interesting and seems to be the right tool for us “casual” programmers.

Nice work, let’s see how and when the final version performs.

Retro FX Collection

Hey pals,

I`ve started to create my own bunch of Game-Music mp3`s back in 2005. They were all recorded in Realtime (catching the Music while the Game was running).

And even if I edited/remastered them with various Tools (hell of a work  :-\) they are, of course, far from being produced as a Professional would do this job. 😉

Even the CD-Tracks for the Sega Mega CD needed to be edited, though most of the Tracks were already mp3 files. :-\

All following mp3-Files weren`t compressed as I uploaded them to “4shared”, so a download isn`t necessary – you can play n` check them out on their linked Page. (just press the obligatory Play-Button :P)

Hope you like the >Retro-spective< 😀 (I will upload more of them these Days)

*-* Visit my YouTube Channel for more Game Tracks *-*




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Real RETRO Beat parties

So this I’ve found on YT. It’s the real deal with beat parties they should perform in Europe, too.
Video from 2007, music style original 60s, don’t know if it’s an original song, sounds a bit like one out of Motor City Online game theme. (btw. a great great game! the WoW in cars!)

And THIS is really the kind of music and fashion style I like VERY much!

Filmed in Super-8

“Hey Joe” garage version by The Soulbenders

I’ve found a quite unconventional “new” version of the famous “Hey Joe” originally performed by Jimi Hendrix

Here it is:

Typical Michigan garage style!