I've acquired some new additions to my EA Flats collection
, which is a mixture of Amiga and C64/128 games. All of the new additions were for 8-bits.
This week I've added:
- Ultimate Wizard, 1984: a very clever Jumpman clone that I actually prefer over Jumpman - the history on the creator, Sean Moore, is interesting yet tragic
- Heart of Africa, 1985: made by Danielle/Dan Bunten Berry, legendary creator of M.U.L.E. and Seven Cities of Gold
- Age of Adventure, 1986. A compilation that is actually two games: The Return of Heracles and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. It is believed that Stuart Smith (Adventure Construction Set) may have created these games.
Anyhoo - I'm most excited about Ultimate Wizard as this was a favorite of mine long before a single gray hair ever sprouted on my head. It's a ton of fun if you aren't familiar with it. Imagine a Jumpman game (with some of the same animations) except where you can cast spells to cheat death.
I also am finally getting to set up the 8-bit side of my retro cave. So one side is Amiga, the other side C64/128. This should allow me to do a lot less shuffling, or at least not have to play on the floor as much anymore. Getting close!