Donkey Kong Advanced

Yep, you read that heading right – an advanced Windows version of the seminal Nintendo arcade classic, Donkey Kong. Take a bow on a job well done, Mr. Justin Bohemier!

When our very good friend Aaron Clement (from Press Play On Tape Podcast fame) gave us the heads up on this game, we thought we would do the same by sharing it with the rest of you. Before Ninty’s lawyers issue a cease and desist, make sure you grab your copy of Donkey Kong Advanced now!

So you may ask, what’s new in this version of Donkey Kong Advanced? Since you asked nicely, here you go:

  • Levels are different, some are completely new, while others have the same level structure with some differences
  • New switch, laser, and key system to save Pauline
  • Mario (Jumpman) can jump off high platforms and land without killing himself (yahoo!)
  • New heart bonus items are worth 2000 points but are tricky to get
  • Barrels rebound off the floor higher than before – so watch out
  • Hitting barrels with the hammer doesn’t pause the game during the explosion
  • Level 4 is icy – there is a special shoe item to pickup that makes it not slippery


source: Justin Bohemier

image source: Donkey Kong Advanced in itch.io

 

‘Army Of Darkness’ by 8-Bit Cinema

army-of-darkness-featured-1CineFix brings us an 8-bit interpretation of the awesome Sam Raimi classic ‘Army of Darkness’ – Hail to the king, baby!

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Video source: CineFix on YouTube

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8-Bit ‘King Of The Hill’ Intro

koth-featuredClever pixel artist, Mauri Helme, has recreated the classic ‘King of the Hill’ intro in wonderful 8-bit style.

Mauri’s other work includes a beautiful pixel illustration of the NES:
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And the last scene of ‘Back to the Future’:

Sources: Mauri Helme via Laughing Squid, and Mauri Helme’s blog

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
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Press Play On Tape: Getting To Know You – The Tassie Jedi

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A new year brings new ideas! The Press Play On Tape (PPOT) hosts have introduced a new segment which aims to get to know you, the awesome listeners, that little bit better. The PPOT crew aim to find out how you got into gaming, what your fave systems and games are, knowing about your collection, and anything else that is cool to know and discuss! The hope is that this becomes a regular segment.

Having said that, all new things need to start somewhere, so the first guineapig, ahem, we mean special guest on ‘Getting To Know You‘, is the Tasmanian Jedi, Aaron Clement! The crew delves deep into Aaron’s past and takes many a tangents, but we promise you, it is all compelling listening!

The regular publisher of choice segment is discussed feverishly, with Aaron opting for Palace Software – listen in, as your contributions are read out as well! So rewind the counter to 000 and press play now!

PRESS PLAY ON TAPE podcasts are available on iTunes and Podbean.

 

For The Statisticians: Guess The Correlation

logoGuess the Correlation is a fun little game with an 8-bit retro look (and sound) perfect for statistics geeks. Made by Cambridge University bioinformatics PhD student, Omar Wagih, the aim of the game is simply to look at scatter-plots and guess the correlation coefficient (R-value). Guess within 0.05 of the true correlation: +1 life and +5 coins, guess within 0.10 of the true correlation: +1 coin, and guess >0.10 of the true correlation: -1 life. Easy … or is it?

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Source: Via Gizmodo
Image sources: Guess the Correlation

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Star Wars Original Trilogy – 8-Bit Cinema

The talented guys from CineFix are back with the 8-bit cinema video we have been waiting (looking?) for – the Star Wars Original Trilogy! This is one of their best videos yet, how many different game references can you spot?

Source: CineFix on YouTube

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Eight Players, Eight Projectors And One NES

picResearchers from the Game Technology Center at Zurich’s ETH University have created an awesome modified NES to allow panoramic output via 8 projectors and collaborative multiplayer gameplay via 8 controllers.

console‘We propose a hardware and software system that transforms 8-bit side-scrolling console video games into immersive multiplayer experiences. We enhance a classic video game console with custom hardware that time-multiplexes eight gamepad inputs to automatically hand off control from one gamepad to the next… With this system, side-scrolling games unfold across the walls of the room to encircle a large party, giving the feeling that the entire party is taking place inside of the game’s world.’ – Wow!


Video source: ETH Game Technology Center on YouTube

Source: via Cheezburger

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