i might take you up on that later actually when I get back to my flat. You
are however right about emulation at least in my experience with Mame and
I think some emulators are in process of being updated to work with later
windows (certainly I've heard winuae has been), but I'm not sure about atari
2600 emulators, you might want to check that.
though as I said, some of the retro remakes are pretty awsome, especially
when they get strange and weerd!
for instance, you may or may not have heard of a very well known game on the
Comador 64 called Jet set willy, sequal to manic miner. A hugely difficult
platform game where you wandered around avoiding enemies and collecting
There are various remakes that I've had fun with, but there is one
particularly weerd and strange one. Multiplayer online Jetset willy!
Same graphics, beepy mod music and very similar gameplay as the original,
but now you connect to people across the net and can play games like who can
find the most treasures, capture the flag, or get to a particular room in
the house in the fastest time.
Sadly not accessible to me due to a lot of text (pluss I was never really
that good at the original anyway), but one of the most intreaguing ideas
I've ever seen, take a game from the very early 80's, keep everything the
same, but add internet multiplayer something which would've been largely
science fiction for home computer users at the time ;D.
then again, this is something several audio games have actually shown a
tendency to do with online scoreboards and such.
Beware the grue!
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