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Iji: Give This Freeware 2D Action Platformer A Try (Now!)

I personally don’t play a lot of games on my PC, but when forum regular, Mozgus shared his high praises of a freeware 2D action platformer, I had to look into it.  As the author, Daniel Remar, describes the game, “Iji is an action-packed strategic platform shooter with a detailed story, large levels with multiple paths, powerful bosses and lots of secrets. There are alternate gameplay events, dialogues and scenes depending on what you do, a wealth of extras and [...]

Together Retro Special Weekend Edition: Diablo II

Presented by: Mozgus, Ivo, and Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club What’s The Deal With This “Special Weekend Edition”? Motivated by Blizzard’s announcement of Diablo 3 (and the rather enticing gameplay video), forum regular Mozgus suggested a revival of playing Diablo 2 on (most likely, playing with the expansion, Lord of Destruction which noticeably improves the original). Also, Blizzard recently released patch 1.12, which conveniently lets you play without the CDs (you obviously [...]

The Best Pac-Man Clones and Spin-Offs

Pac-Man is one of the most popular video games of all time and it was no surprise that many companies tried cloning the game in order to make a quick buck. However, many of those clones didn’t really add much or even capture much of the original charm. Even many of Namco’s own Pac-Man spinoffs were only worthy of a yawn. Over the last twenty-five years, there have been quite a few Pac-Man clones and official spinoffs that are still [...]

Xpadder: Use Your PC Gamepad Instead of Keyboard

Xpadder is a small and simple Windows application that lets you make the most of your gamepad – and it is free!Xpadder has several features. The most basic is that it lets you map keys to your gamepad buttons. I decided to make a tutorial here to connect with the emulator guides. Some obvious uses of Xpadder in this context: Some emulators that don’t support gamepads natively Some emulators that don’t let you redefine the gamepad commands freely (use keys, [...]

Play Panzer Dragoon With a Wii-mote On Your PC

The 3D Rail Shooter genre seems like a natural fit for the Wii and the Wii-mote’s lightgun-like capabilties. And what better series from the rails shooter genre than Panzer Dragoon (and Rez, but I’m trying to stay on topic) . At this point, we’ll be pretty lucky if we see a Panzer Dragoon game on the Wii anytime soon, but until that day comes, you maybe be able to experience the next best thing by putting together a little hack [...]

Review: Warning Forever – Windows (Freeware)

Note from racketboy: Ivo is back again with a remarkable review of an interesting Freeware PC shooter by the name of Warning Forever. I hope you find it enjoyable! There are a number of excellent freeware games available for the PC, and Warning Forever is certainly one of those. You can download it from the creator’s website (which also has other good freeware games). The self extractor file is so small you could fit it twice in a single floppy, [...]