Posts from ‘Remakes’ Category

Super Obliteration Remake

By: Tim

On: March 14th, 2007

Why watch the video when you can play the game now…

Obligatory description:

“A bit like Pang” (lol)

Mr. Driller

By: Tim

On: January 23rd, 2007

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I’ll just copy the Retro Remakes post for this one.

Well the waiting is finally over… Ovine have released their latest game (their second FreeScape remake) which is non other than Driller. The game came out on a myriad of formats (ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, IBM PC) so if you haven’t heard of it then you must have been living in a dark and damp cave for the last couple of decades.

I just learnt something new about the original too… According to wikipedia it was called Space Station Oblivion on it’s US release. Fancy that! If you ask me it doesn’t have quite the same succinct ring to it, but hey oh.

Why on Mitral are you reading this waffle anyway? A lot of you have been chewing at the bit and foaming at the mouth waiting to get hold of it, so go download it already! – Caff

Should be an item of interest to Cholo fans or anyone who has fond memories of the original.

Ruff ‘n Tumble

By: Tim

On: January 20th, 2007

shezzor has been working on the remake of Ruff ‘n’ Tumble for FOUR years now (and still counting). One less than what Pixel took to make Cave Story, in case you’re wondering.

No demo will be released, just a full freeware version sometime this year.

There’s a bit more information in this post, but that’s about it.

Gravitron Deathmatch

By: Tim

On: January 20th, 2007

ScreenShot3According to Retro Remakes, Gravitron was recently updated with deathmatch online play. Don’t forget to activate mouse controls by accessing the menu (ESC) and pressing the tab key. Use F1 to chat and F2 to view stats.

The single-player campaign still works perfectly in this version, so there’s backup if you can’t find anyone to play with online.

Previously mentioned here.

I’m my own best friend!

By: Shabadage

On: January 12th, 2007

<img src=“” align=“left” hspace=5 vspace=10 width=“256” height=“160” alt=“ss-03” />Ah, well it’s been a while since I’ve had the time to bring you anything. In fact, it’s been so long, it took me about 30 minutes to finally successfully log in to the site. I blame it on the TDC Xmas compo I’ve been judging (The compo that MGS: Secret Santa and many others were made for). But even with this big ole’ ball of mush in my skull, I’ve still managed to dig up a game or two for you.

The first one is a charming little game that goes by the name of Maze of Galious Remake, a remake of an older MSX/NES game. MoGR is my first contact with this game in any form, and it’s quite a bit of fun. The basic premise is that the big evil demon guy stole your little kid (You adventure as a Husband/Wife pair in this game), locked him up in a big maze, and brought all his goons out to mess up your day. The gameplay is best described as a mix of Zelda and Metroid with a bit of the old school NES styled flair. It’s addictive and fun; I highly recommend this game as it comes in Windows, Linux, and OSX flavors.

The last game I bring you is a standard THRUST style game. This one goes by the name of Super Transball 2, and is also made by Braingames. Pilot your ship through 15 levels of gravity defying fun while trying to avoid getting shot, as you hunt for the magic sphere of end level. I’m not quite sure how else to describe it, besides, you should be familiar with THRUST anyway. Thrust kicks ass.

Till next time…

I Can See Your Willy Online

By: Derek Yu

On: January 12th, 2007

Jet Set Willy

Jet Set Willy Online is… well it’s online.

Fancy that.


By: Tim

On: January 10th, 2007

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Essentially a SimCity remake, but with most of the boring features removed to facilitate city infrastructure planning and growth. Metro4K is a Java application that was written for the J4K 2007 Competition, with a file size measuring a measly 4096 bytes.

Click on the map to view a different section, or on the main window to start zoning some areas. Use basic building blocks to mould your city – divided into residental, commercial and industrial plots, then connect them by laying down some roads. Power supplies are still required, though utilites have been combined to simplify matters.

There’s no save/load option, and the author did note that it wasn’t possible with the size limitation. You could leave the window running for the entire night, of course…

Typhoon 2001

By: Tim

On: January 6th, 2007


In Typhoon 2001, you control the Claw. The Claw sits on the upper end (rim) of a web and can shoot down one of its lanes. A web consists of a number of lanes which are configured either as a closed loop or a open string. The Claw can only move along the rim of a web. Jumping off the rim is possible with a powerup. Your task is to defend your side of a web from the incoming attackers originating from the core. Everything is controlled by the keyboard or the mouse.

Every now and then a powerup will appear if you hit an enemy or an enemy shot. These powerups will give you additional powers and weapons. Sometimes you pick up an “Outta Here!” powerup, this gives you an instant 5000 points and starts the warp to the next level immediately.

New version was recently released with a number of changes, according to the author.

Streets of Rage Remake

By: Derek Yu

On: January 5th, 2007

Streets of Rage Remake

You’ve probably heard about this remake. Let me just tell you that it’s as awesome as people are saying. This game lets you play as all the characters from all three Genesis Streets of Rage games, through all the levels… and it’s all wrapped up in a brand new adventure.

The game combines graphics from the original games with new artwork and effects (the reflections and shadows are a nice touch), and it fits together quite well. The music consists of tweaked out versions of the original soundtrack. There are also loads of nifty features like co-op with an AI partner, unlockable modes, a movie room, and player profiles.

Just download the damn thing already. And post links to mirrors or torrents in the comments. The game is ~72 megs and the site’s already gone down at least once.

P.S. I love that screenshot. Zan punching a clown, with blood spurting out and the kangaroo hopping around. Only in video games!


By: Derek Yu

On: January 3rd, 2007


Qwak is a pretty cool little homebrew platformer for the GBA, developed by Jamie Woodhouse. The first thing I noticed when I played the demo (requires a GBA emulator) is that the game is pretty fast-paced. The second thing I noticed is that you’re a duck who wears armor and throws its own eggs to kill furries. The third thing I noticed is that I was having a pretty good time.

Bottom line: 15 GBP for a fun platformer for your GBA (comes in an actual cartridge).

EDIT: Yes, this is a remake of the Amiga game from 1993.