One of the best damn Spectrum games of the last year or so is Endless Forms Most Beautiful, a superb, tricky, platformer which combines old-school and new-school ideas (8-bit gameplay married to randomly-generated levels). I was therefore both surprised and delighted to discover that it has been ported to Windows-based PCs by the superb retro-style coder Locomalito. I say “ported” but this is really a remix of the original game with numerous new features (which I won’t go into – it’s better you discover them yourself, although if you look at the picture on the right you might notice a chap who looks a bit like Sid Spanners) as well as 16-bit style graphics and sound and a two-player mode making the whole thing into a sort-of coin-op game from 1987 that never existed. Oh, and it’s freeware.
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