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Alien 8

By Ignacio Perez Gil.

Start Date Sunday 18 January, 2004

Finish Date Monday 28 April, 2008

Wake up the spaceship's cryonauts before the ship reaches it's destiny, or it will be too late! One of the most famous 8 bit games now back on your computer!

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Atic Atac

By Richard Jordan.

Start Date Friday 12 November, 2004

Finish Date Thursday 18 May, 2006

From Atic dark to Cellar dank, in Caverns deep and swampland rank. The garden green spawms hideous life, the outhouse treasure leads to strife Awake...awake...and find the key! For only then wilt thou be free!

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Attack of the Mutant Camels

By John Dow.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Sunday 22 October, 2000

A rather excellent Jeff Minter shooter.

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BatMan

By Tomaz Kac.

Start Date Monday 01 January, 2007

Finish Date Thursday 02 December, 2010

A remake of the old isometric classic game.

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Blazing Trails

By Allan Bentham.

Start Date Friday 01 January, 1999

Finish Date Thursday 10 January, 2002

Blazing Trails is a remake of the old 8-bit classic, Trailblazer. The rules are simple: you must guide the ball along the trail from the start zone to the end zone inside the qualifying time.

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Blazing Trails 2

By Allan Bentham.

Start Date Tuesday 05 May, 2009

Finish Date Friday 08 June, 2012

Blazing Trails II is a reimagining of an 8-bit game TrailBlazer. You must guide your quantum space ball across a series of drifting tracks whilst battling against meager time limits and limited jumps.

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Chuckie Egg: The Next Batch v1.2

By John Blythe.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Saturday 01 December, 2001

This is my homage to a classic game that frequented the Spectrum, BBC Micro and Electron. This version has New Graphics, New Music, New Game Elements! download it and have a go... :)

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Cookie PC

By John Dow.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Monday 23 October, 2000

Cookie PC is a fun and accurate update of the old Ultimate favourite, Cookie for the PC.

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Cybernoid 2

By Graham Goring.

Start Date Monday 01 January, 2001

Finish Date Monday 08 April, 2002

Galactic pirates are pillaging the universe. Time to take some of it back I think... Strap into your ship and enter the Pirate space fortress for some pillage of your own..

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Deflektor

By Ignacio Perez Gil.

Start Date Monday 01 January, 2001

Finish Date Monday 16 July, 2001

Crazy reflective goings on in Ignacio's version of Costa Panayi's wacky speccy puzzler!

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Deflektor X4

By Ignacio Perez Gil.

Start Date Monday 15 November, 2004

Finish Date Tuesday 28 February, 2006

A new version of the old classic, more alive than ever!

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Exolon DX

By Graham Goring.

Start Date Wednesday 01 December, 2004

Finish Date Tuesday 27 December, 2005

Shoot stuff, jump over other stuff, avoid further stuff.

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GalYakSians

By John Dow.

Start Date Monday 11 September, 2000

Finish Date Monday 23 October, 2000

You have no hope of success

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Gemstorm

By John Dow.

Start Date Thursday 06 June, 2002

Finish Date Tuesday 04 February, 2003

Gemstorm is a remake of Riptoff

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Halls Of The Things

By Matt Smith.

Start Date Friday 09 February, 2001

Finish Date Thursday 21 August, 2003

What a lovely obscure game. Running around eight levels of a tower, mercilessly pumping fireballs and lightening bolts into the demon denizens until they look like puppies in a microwave. Kill them! Kill them all!

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Harrier Attack

By Matt Smith.

Start Date Tuesday 01 June, 2004

Finish Date Friday 22 April, 2005

The great Harrier Attack. Soar the friendly skies, raining death from above.

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Head Over Heels

By Tomaz Kac.

Start Date Tuesday 01 January, 2002

Finish Date Wednesday 03 September, 2003

A spanky new remake of the classic Jon Ritman & Bernie Drummand isometric adventure.

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Headbanger's Heaven PC

By John Dow.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Monday 23 October, 2000

Credited with having one of the shortest development times ever, this is John's PC version of a reasonably obscure game (read: I hadn't ever heard of it!) Simple, fun, addictive.

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Highway Pursuit

By Adam Dawes.

Start Date Friday 20 December, 2002

Finish Date Thursday 13 November, 2003

An action-packed 3d blast through roads filled with enemy agents out to make your life as challenging as they can.

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Humphrey

By Ignacio Perez Gil.

Start Date Wednesday 04 June, 2003

Finish Date Saturday 18 September, 2004

Being an alien movie megastar on year 2454 can be a bit of a trouble...

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Jet Set Willy PC

By Andy Noble.

Start Date Friday 29 January, 1999

Finish Date Sunday 29 August, 1999

Do I realy need to describe this??!!

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Jetpak - Solar Crisis

By Richard Jordan.

Start Date Saturday 11 January, 2003

Finish Date Wednesday 10 November, 2004

Jetpak - Solar Crisis is the first in a planned series of Jetpac remakes from Retrospec

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Jumping Jack 2 : Worryingly Familiar

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Wednesday 30 October, 2002

Finish Date Friday 01 November, 2002

An updated version of my original conversion. I only did it because I found a motorbike that wasn't in :)

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Jumping Jack: Further Adventures

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Friday 17 September, 1999

Finish Date Wednesday 03 November, 1999

A remake of the classic game. This time includes high-score codes for online registration, 4 person multi-player and upto 200 computer aided players.

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Jungle Trouble PC

By Arif Majothi.

Start Date Tuesday 03 June, 2003

Finish Date Thursday 17 July, 2003

It's a jungle out there

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Klass of 99

By Richard Jordan.

Start Date Friday 18 September, 1998

Finish Date Saturday 14 August, 1999

A modernised version of Dave Reidy's classic Skooldaze.

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Klass of 99 - Sportz Daze

By Richard Jordan.

Start Date Monday 01 September, 2008

Finish Date Friday 12 December, 2008

Sports Daze

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Knight Lore

By Peter Hanratty.

Start Date Thursday 15 June, 2006

Finish Date Thursday 22 April, 2010

Remake of Ultimate's classic Knight Lore

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Lunar Jetman

By Andy Noble.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Tuesday 01 April, 2003

Lunar Jetman is of course a PC conversion of yet another Ultimate classic.

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Manic Miner PC

By Andy Noble.

Start Date Thursday 01 January, 1998

Finish Date Saturday 26 September, 1998

Manic Miner. What more is there?

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Meta-Galactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time

By John Dow.

Start Date Wednesday 25 October, 2000

Finish Date Thursday 01 February, 2001

Meta-Galactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time.

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Pen Pen Xmas Olympics

By Tomaz Kac.

Start Date Friday 30 November, 2007

Finish Date Sunday 23 December, 2007

A Retrospec 2007 Xmas Special.

Help Pen-Pen win the Xmas Olympics. Compete in Slalom, Downhill and Ski Jump over several tracks.

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Pssst! PC

By John Dow.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Monday 23 October, 2000

Ultimate's classic Pssst!

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Quazatron

By Matt Smith.

Start Date Thursday 26 September, 2002

Finish Date Wednesday 16 April, 2003

Hewson's 86 isometric classic. Theres never been a game before or since like it (Except its sequel of course, but that doesn't count).

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Snake Pit

By Darren Salt.

Start Date Wednesday 01 January, 1997

Finish Date Sunday 13 July, 1997

Eat green things and don't swallow your tail (as if no-one hasn't tried)

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Spectrum Adventure

By Matt Smith.

Start Date Friday 01 February, 2002

Finish Date Sunday 08 July, 2007

Not a straight remake of a game as such, more a remake of a the text adventure genre, using a modern Windows interface(!). It combines the best elements of the two classics, Lords Of Time and Imagination.

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Splat PC

By John Dow.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Monday 23 March, 1998

It's a maze; but not as we know it

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Styx

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Saturday 01 January, 2000

Finish Date Monday 11 September, 2000

The first game by Matthew Smith (of Manic Miner fame), before he learnt to write games.

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The Birds and The Bees

By John Dow.

Start Date Friday 01 January, 1999

Finish Date Tuesday 26 October, 1999

This one came straight from the Nintendo stylebook. You are a bee, there are flowers and animals and not a hint of violence, except of the mild variety.

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Tranzam

By Neil Walker.

Start Date Tuesday 01 January, 2008

Finish Date Monday 21 April, 2008

Remake of the first Ultimate Game, back in 1982. With added little mini-games.

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Wizball

By Graham Goring.

Start Date Monday 20 December, 2027

Finish Date

A remake of the C64 version of the game (I was gonna' cater for the Speccy one as well, but lets face it, it's poopy) but with the usual 2D OpenGL bells and whistles like wot Exolon DX had.

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Zub

By Richard Jordan.

Start Date Monday 02 April, 2007

Finish Date Saturday 16 June, 2007

A remake of the MAD game Zub.

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