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Last for June – QA game recovered + more!

Another GTW64 update which includes:

QA text adventure game fully recovered and preserved


3 new entries added:

Octopussy, Rent-a-cop Reloaded, System 15000 sequel

15 other entries updated:

Includes many credit fixes, a full version of James Fly added and more!

Alloyrun, Aurum, Babylon, Balls Of The Scrolling Thunder, Dynablaster, Empire Strikes Back, Hydrogenese, James Fly, Outrun Europe, Shove, Star of Africa, Toi Acid Game, Twin Balls, Woodshoot, Zwei Bereten

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Aurum (c64) full game recovered and translated!

A long lost John Vanderaart game called Aurum has been found and recovered via a chance copy from a party back in the 80’s and preserved. Not only has it been preserved, but the past few months have seen a painstaking translation job done on the game before releasing it today.


A great graphic text adventure, which is well worth checking out! A huge shame it never got released, but here it is now! Enjoy!

EDIT – Dutch original now included in the downloads. Stupidly forgot to include it first time!

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Single Extreme Freedom (c64) full game recovered and released

Following on from other recent recoveries comes another title which has been fixed up by Fix, Bieno, Pugsy and Jazzcat over the past few months. This time another full game which was meant to have seen the light of day back in 1994 – but never made it only merely due to no testing being carried out.


More details and download can be found at:


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Pluff game found and released + more!

A nice big update for June, which includes the full preservation of Pluff, which has been missing for many years. Also included are two home brew titles which were done back in the day by a game creator and long forgotten about.

And there is more to come soon, with another long lost title found and currently being tidied up for release. A clue is that it is World Cup related, but not football.. and it has been reviewed in a major UK magazine. Watch this space, but for now enjoy the updates!

Pluff full game found and released!


Two other homebrew efforts recovered and released

Amity Island, Robotomania

4 new entries added

Captain Future, Death Trap, It Came From The Desert, Night Walker

27 other updates added

Arcade Classics 2, Batman 3D, C64GS cartridge titles, Chuck Rock, Circus Fun!, Damocles, Darius +, Fire & Forget, Gi Hero, Heavy Barrel, Judge Death, Mach 3, Manhatten Dealers, Old Scores, Seal Cull, Search For Sharla, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Spellcast, Streethawk, The Blues Brothers, The Seven Gates Of Jambala, Unnamed helecopter game, Victory Road (UK version), Viking Child, Virus, Whirligig

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