Super Cars II, from the famous dev team Magnetic Fields (the same guys who released the Lotus trilogy), was one of my favorite games ever on the Amiga. Seriously. A couple of days back, PtitSeb has finished porting Super Cars III, a recreation of the original Super Cars I & 2, and now with this game the Pandora is the best portable handheld EVER.
Following last week’s update, we have some big changes in the top. Yeah, guess what, Matti is back with a revenge and does not want to let this month’s compo go unnoticed.
I’m not sure how I missed that on the repo, but since there was a recent update, I had some time to check Seventh Sense. This application basically recreates the experience you could get from reading the Lone Wolf gamebooks created by Joe Dever in the 80′s. Gamebooks were heavily inspired by pen and paper RPGs, and did not read like your usual book. After every page or paragraph, you could actually choose your course of action, and jump to a different section of the book describing what happens next. But it went beyond than just that.
It has been a while since I last updated the Recommended Software Page for the Pandora. If you are not aware what it’s all about, well it’s a list of software that I consider to be of high quality for the platform. A sort of curated list, so that you can refer to it as a newcomer or in case you have been away for a while and want to check if you did not miss anything important.
All right, my previous post about the compo status in this November was COMPLETELY wrong, as noted by PtitSeb. I had assumed that the ELW guy who made it to the top of several games was actually the same person. Turns out he’s not and his evil double made me look like a fool ! Here’s a proper ranking based on the actual names instead of 3 letters aliases.
I missed last week’s update again. And guess what, this was the wrong time to do so. Again there was a large flow of updates and releases (a lot of it being done by PtitSeb !). Anything to highlight ? Well, Sheepshaver, a Power Mac emulator, opens up new possibilities… and a ZDoom update brings up another engine (Zandronum) to ensure more Doom mods can run on the Pandora. But there’s a lot more…
There’s a lot of competition on the latest games proposed for the November compo. And for now, MAT is not yet leading the crowd. It seems like ELW, who won October’s compo, is not going to let go of the first spot so easily.
Matti’s the Man. He’s the one who has beaten everyone fair and square in most games last September in the C4A compo. And not just by a small margin. No, Matti’s the kind of guy to get like double or triple the score the best of us can hope to achieve. I got in touch with him to know a little more about his gaming habits…
Time to check the final result for October… but there were a lot of changes to the final top 3 in the past three days! Looks like the competition heated up until the very last moment, especially on A7xpg and MiniSlug!