Three for the Road: December 26th, 2010.

Chip Hageman's picture
Three for the Road[ DEC . 26 . 2010 ]
This week I bring you three great classic game remakes for the PC. First up is the classic Commodore 64/Spectrum shoot'em up/platformer Exolon. Secondly, the very odd Pickford Bro's platformer Zub. Lastly, a remake of the old Commodore 64 shooter Falcon Patrol.

Read more here.

Exolon DX is a remake of Raffaele Cecco's 8-bit platformer Exolon that was released for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC 8-bit computers.

Exolon DX is a single player flick-screen shoot'em-up/platformer where you will run and gun your way through 125 enemy littered screens. You have a laser pistol and rocket launcher at your disposal to help clear away both enemies and obstacles. Keyboard and Gamepad controls are both supported.. add to that, excellent pixel art and music, and you have the makings for a fun filled gaming session.

From the Site: "There are ten planets in the Zub system, each of which is connected to some others by a system of teleports. You start on planet 1 and must get to planet 10 and back. There are platforms on each screen; when you stand on one you can move it by crouching and pushing left or right. Use the platforms to get up to the three teleports at the top, your destination depending on which you choose. There is always one alien on screen at any one time, which descends from the top and attempts to knock you off the platforms."
Patrol Falcon is Staniol's remake of the old Commodore 64 shooter Falcon Patrol. Control the plane using the cursor keys, fire with the space bar, escape key to quit to Windows and F12 takes a screenshot. The game is fairly self explanatory. ;-)



Nous's picture
Joined: 04/07/2007
Exolon and Zub; two of my all

Exolon and Zub; two of my all time favorite games on the speccy (still very playable on emulators!). Great remakes too! Very well done!


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