[ Content | Sidebar ]

Archives for Remakes

Brutal Deluxe

So it looks like the latest remake off the line is Speedball 2. I’m pretty sure they’ve tried to do this before, with Speedball 2100 on the PlayStation, which was essentially the same game with blurry textured polygons in place of sprites (at the time this represented an improvement, but it has to be said, […]

Remakes ahoy!

It seems you can hardly move without a remake or Kickstarter-funded ‘reimagining’ being announced at the moment. First up is news of a remake of old Amiga favourite The Chaos Engine (the DOS version of which we reviewed here). My eyes may be deceiving me, but I don’t see what’s so new about it. Another […]

how appropriate, you fight like a cow

So I’ve been playing the Monkey Island special edition a bit. It’s a very close remake – puzzles, dialogue and location all exactly the same. In fact even it’s even closer than that; it feels like the original game re-skinned, matching the animation frame-for-frame. You can even flick between the old and new versions of […]

Some Monkey Island news you’ve probably heard already…

…but it would be remiss of us not to mention it at all. First, Telltale Games, the guys responsible for the resurrection of Sam and Max, have now turned their attention to Monkey Island with the forthcoming Tales of Monkey Island, a brand new adventure featuring Guybrush et al delivered in episodic form. Meantwhile, LucasArts […]

Hurrican!

Unofficial Turrican remake Old-skool 2D shooters aren’t something we write about much; the PC wasn’t well-regarded as a platform for such things, and to be honest I don’t think we’d have a lot to say about most of them anyway. As for Turrican itself, I don’t think Turrican itself even got a PC release. Still, […]