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New final release of Worron (C64)

Happy Sunday everyone! 

A lovely surprise today, where author of the unreleased Firebird game Worron, Richard Paynter got in touch to provide GTW with an upgraded and fixed version of his 34 year old game.

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After GTW recovered Richard’s work in 2015, it was found that the game wasn’t quite finished in places and there were a number of issues which made it impossible to complete without cheats enabled. It was something that bothered Richard for a few years, so this year he decided to decompile and fix it all.

Not only has he fixed a lot of the collision and crash issues, but he’s added an introduction picture and a variety of music and sound effects to round off and polish up the game he created when he was just 17 years old.

Check out the full story here and grab a copy for yourself to check out – yet another new and complete C64 game for your enjoyment and a happy outcome for a game once lost.

Worron – Firebird

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GTW64 May 2021 update

How is it May already? A slightly smaller update this month with just 3 new entries, but there are 32 updates to various titles in the archive. Mostly tidy ups of old pages, but also some new information too for some of them and some new scans.

3 new entries added

Alien Syndrome V1, Miami Vice, Stareggs V1

32 updates added

Arc Doors 2, Batty Builders, Big Nose The Caveman, CJ’s 4th Adventure, Cattivik, Covermount casualties, Double Dragon V1, FSS Liberator, Frixxion, Hangman’s Hazard, Inspector Gadget, Last Ninja V1, Make My Day!, Mega Games, Moebius Strip, Murder!, Nimitz, Obliterator, Operation Mindcrime Xertyn-X, Plum Duff, Prince Of Persia, Pyramids Of The Sun, Rolling Ronny 2, Rugby World Cup 2, Sonic the Hedgehog, Subclavian, Super Thief, System X, The Search For Sharla, Twin Turbo V8, UXB, Ultrabulb

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Games That Weren’t book back in stock!

I’ve been completely blown away by the support when The Games That Weren’t book was launched late last year, and even more so when it completely sold out by the start of the new year.

After a number of queries asking if there was going to be another production run, i’m pleased to announce that there has been and the book is now available once more via http://www.gtwbook.co.uk

So if you missed out the first time and would like to grab a copy, then now’s your chance. Thanks for all your support everyone!

Frank

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GTW64 April 2021 update

Slightly late this time round, with an odd game that turned up which we thought was previously unseen (until the name was established from the end sequence :D ) and more unreleased Commodore 64 games posts for your enjoyment.

Operation Mindcrime Xertyn-X – early preview recovered

A bizarre finding for the GTW archives, found on a Hungarian disk collection by contributor Csaba Virag. The game is seems has been out there for some time in preview form (once the name was established). Check it out for yourselves below:

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Operation Mindcrime Xertyn-X

Then we have 9 new entries added

Bird Mother V1, Buffalo Roundup V1, Big Nose The Caveman, Covermount casualties, , Robocop 2 V1, Silverwolf, Splish Splash, Sword Of Aragon, System X

And finally – 20 updates added

A Chance In Hell, Beep Boy, Dungeons, Amethysts, Alchemists ‘N’ Everythin’, Gold Train, Gotcha Maths, Heavy Barrel, Ixion, King, Mysterious Worlds, New Zealand Story V1, Portal, Pubjumper Mario, Scramble 2010, Sorderon’s Shadow: The Legend of Elindor, The Bobby Yazz Show, Trojan, Ultrabulb, White Feather Cloak, Winning Streak, Zone Of Darkness

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Ixion

1983 SEGA

Platforms: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit and Commodore Vic 20 (Probably C64 too)

Ixion is an intriguing arcade title that was due for release from SEGA back in 1983, and was based on Zaxxon’s hardware, even though you may not think it looking at the game. The game was a top-down 2D grid based action title, where you must collect all the letters to spell out the word IXION, whilst shooting enemies and avoiding being shot yourself.

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Arcade version of the game

According to Segaretro.org , it is suggested that Ixion likely failed its location test, considering that it was largely finished. Thankfully the game has been dumped and is actually fully playable in MAME.

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