|Ex-Amiga game Super Methane Brothers
has been ported to RISC OS -
it's a Bubble Bobble-like cartoon platform game. It's a bit easy but worth taking a look at! It's
downloadable from here.
|R-Comp's Krisalis compilation CD, priced at £26, turned out to be a bit of a
disappointment in the end, with
copyright problems preventing the majority of Krisalis's 30 games from
appearing on the CD, although R-Comp still hope to obtain permission for some further games. The only
games which R-Comp promise to be on the CD are Gods, Speedball 2, Revelation,
Boxing Manager, Mad Professor Mariarti, Premier Manager (actually by Gremlin),
Quest for Gold, Hero Quest (only "while stocks last") and
Zool. Unfortunately many of these appeared on the Acorn User
games cover CD, which costs substantially less, where the selection of Krisalis games was in
fact more comprehensive anyway. R-Comp appear to be promoting the CD now as a source of compatibility
patches to enable Krisalis games to run on modern machines - full details of which games can be fixed
are on R-Comp's site, although you can
download various patches for free from the sites listed in the links
|A demonstration version of Artex's realtime strategy game Tek was on display at the Wakefield
computer show - this apparently means it's due for release soon, but Artex's site
has not shown many signs of life recently.
|R-Comp have released the sequel to Descent, the aptly-named Descent 2 - see the news for
the 14th of April for more details. It's sold as a double-pack with the original Descent, so owners
of the original can get a discount from R-Comp.
|Colin Granville has released a shareware RISC OS chess game that allows you to play online with
other players - you can download a demo or pay £12
to register it.
|Last but not least, Acorn Gaming is now hosted on a new server following the closure of the Oaktree
server on which the site was previously located. By now this should be totally transparent to anyone using
this site, and it's all thanks to the generosity of Richard Goodwin who is hosting the site on his server
at Argonet - this means Acorn Gaming now shares the same server as Acorn
Arcade and The Iconbar.
april 2001 news
(no news for May 2001)
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