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 Valley, Kings Valley Telos, KV2, Kings 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.
I’ve blogged about penguin adventure before while I was hunting for games for my planned Retro Game Adventi stumbled across news that Kotai (Konami-Taito Fan) is working on a multi-player remake of Penguin Adventure to mark it’s 25th anniversary. There is little information on their site, which lists a few of the other retro remakes they have made such as a multiplayer Castlevania remake, a multiplayer Bubble Bobble remake and a multiplayer Nemesis (Gradius in the US/UK) remake.
There are a few more videos on their/his YouTube Channel, but all the commentary is in Spanish, thanks to Google translate though:
Heading to 4 players online. The game will be available for download in a few days www.remakesonline.com
I can’t wait!
I’ll need to download the Nemesis remake I loved that game when I was a kid too and the idea of playing a multiplayer version of it is quite appealing… Here is a video of Nemesis online being played, it looks awesome!