Retro Gaming Advent: Day 2 Kings Valley

I must have spent years of my childhood playing this game, the basic premise is not that dissimilar from Load Runner, except with more of a puzzle twist, you are an explorer trapped in a series of pyramids and you have to collect all the “Soul Gems” to open the door to the next level. Collect them in the right order while avoiding traps and monsters and using a variety of tools.

I’ve managed to find a few remakes of this game: Kings ValleyKings Valley TelosKV2Kings Valley Teaser, and I’ve previously tested them to see that they work, I just can’t remember which is which and I’m too busy at the moment to mess around with them to find out.

If I recall all of them but Kings Valley Teaser work fine on Windows, the teaser is a project in progress. The one marked Telos supposedly replaces the main character with The Doctor from Doctor Who…

I plan on putting together a blog post about the Kings Valley series at some point but given I’ve committed to posting a free retro remake a day this is all I’ve got time to post at the moment.

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Retro Gaming Advent: Day 1 Marathon Series

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I’m going to try something over the next 25 days I’m going to post a free to play retro game you can download to enjoy over the “Festive Season” Today’s suggestion is the Marathon Series long before they moved onto to create Halo, Bungie made a series of Mac first person shooters under the moniker of Marathon. The source code for the engine is now open and you can download all three games for free for the Mac, Windows and Linux.

What are you waiting for?

Marathon Marathon 2: Durandal
Marathon Infinity