Xmas games on retro consoles (2016 Xmas)


In this xmas, 3 free games were released for ZX Spectrum!
There are 2 ways that you can play them on retro consoles.
CD32+FDD users:
First, you must create a snapshot file. Copy them and ZXAM (recommended) to your own diskette.
SNES+AD Adapter(White version) users:
First, you must create a snapshot file. To do so, load the game on the emulator for Windows first, then save a snapshot file.
Next, create gba file using ZXAdvance. Put that gba file on your own micro SD card you shall insert to AD Adapter(White version).

Merry Christmas From Horace (ZX Spectrum)


 Release date: November 28, 2016
 Author: Steve Broad (My Cat Software) [External LINK]
  Collect 10 xmas gifts avoiding many enemies in each level. Its style is simple and fun.
  Although official document says Kempston pad is compatible,
  actually nothing happens even if we press Fire button of CD32 pad.
  So ZXAdvance's configuration is strongly recommended.
  (Yes, We should play this game on SNES, not CD32 ! )
  The game itself was really playable than I expected.
  Perhaps xmas objects and enemies who explodes made the game exciting.
  Slipping ice platforms are also nice idea.

Crappy Crates (ZX Spectrum)


 Release date: December 7, 2016
 Author: The Death Squad [External LINK]
  Hmm, its graphics look superb this time, too.
  ( In my opinion, this author is surely refined as a graphician.)
  Unfortunately, actually this game seems very hard to play.
  "Sokoban" clone with enemies would be new stile and nice idea, however,
  that essential "Sokoban" part was sooo boring.
  In normal "Sokoban" style games, we push a box. This game is the reverse.
  The main character can throw a box by suplex, huh?

Zombo's Christmas Capers (ZX Spectrum)


 Release date: December 9, 2016
 Author: Malcolm Kirk [External LINK]

  Control Zombo, looks like green monster "Grinch",
  collecting xmas gifts and keys. Finally defeat evil Santa.
  Even though it has novice difficulty and small-scale map,
  strongly recommended as xmas game, I think.
  Game style itself is very similar to "Christmas Gift Hunt" released in 2015,
  however, many xmas objects make us feel Xmas indeed.


Christmas game also comes for Amiga user.
CD32+FDD users: Simply transfer ADF to your own diskette, then boot from that disk.

Max Knight Xmas Edition (Amiga)


 Release date: December 14, 2016
 Author: Pixel Nation [External LINK]
  This is a demo version of "Max Knight", new game in 2017.
  Due to participation in the competition called AmiGameJam2016,
  its tiles look xmas atmosphere. To my surprise, this game was created by damned Backbone.
  Aaaggghhh, why every Backbone games force us to jump by D-pad "UP" ?!
  Therefore I created my custom ADF using "joy2key2" program.
  I was going to assign Fire button as "arrow up" ($4C), however, nothing happens!
  Very disappointing. All I could do was using both CD32 pad and Amiga keyboard.
  I used to press "arrow up" of Amiga keyboard instead of Fire button.
  Its graphics and music are well-done, though.



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