Taking 16-bit games of the 1990s and remaking them to run on the 8-bit hardware of the 1980s is a niche activity, for sure. But in the realm of making the impossible real, the Commodore 64 release of Eye of the Beholder -- a complex Amiga-era RPG with stunning graphics -- is a considerable feat.
Though development is stalled, writes Indie Retro News--there are no monsters or character icons--the demo proves the old machine can handle it.
Here's what the original looked like:
Fans of subgenre might be wondering if anyone has attempted to same for the very similar Dungeon Master--all I could find was a mockup for the Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC. So for now, fans of 8-bit grid RPGs will have to stick to Bloodwych.
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A single smut-addicted official at the US Geological Survey led to an IT crisis there, according to an official report, with visits to more than 9000 porny URLs resulting in a malware infestation. The recommendations? Filter the web, and plug those damned USB ports. Correction: More than 9000 sites, not 9000 infections.
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Anyone can learn piano, but don’t tell that to the bored kids who had to endure hours of “Chopsticks” and similar drills in their music lessons. Today, there’s a better way. Pianoforall lets you jump right in to discover what makes music fun, leaving you eager to learn more. In a simple but innovative approach, […]