Retro Arcadia Weekly Spotlight

Retro Arcadia

Time for those regular quick-fire reviews and impressions of what’s been under the spotlight at Retro Arcadia this week, old and new and a bit of both…

First up this week, I can’t resist talking about this fantastic new homebrew version of Nebulus for the modern virtual 8-bit console, PICO-8. I’ve been exploring this a bit recently, and playing a load of the fan-made demos, originals and remakes, but this is my favourite by far! Nebulus originally arrived on Commodore 64 then everything else in 1987, and to this day I reckon it’s one of the best-looking games I ever owned on the Atari ST. Also one of the hardest, with you platforming your way up a series of towers in the middle of the sea which collapse when you reach the top, then off to the next in your submarine. Real looker, but most importantly it perfectly captures the…

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