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8 Bit Annual reviews the latest games for 8-bit computers and consoles, Amstrad, Atari, Commodore, MSX, Nintendo, Sega, Sinclair etc
8 Bit Annual reviews the latest games for 8-bit computers and consoles, Amstrad, Atari, Commodore, MSX, Nintendo, Sega, Sinclair etc
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8 Bit Annual 2018 (for 8-bit computers and consoles)

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8 Bit Annual 2018

8 Bit Annual celebrates the latest game releases in an eye-dazzling 250+ page, full colour annual. Available in PDF, softback and a special edition hardback.

Hundreds of reviews or recent 8-bit games as well as previews of upcoming games. We also talk to the teams behind those games, the programmers as well as the graphics and sound artists.

Created by George Bachaelor and John Kavanagh along with reviews and other retro articles from people active in the 8-bit community. 

What computers and consoles are covered?

The majority of reviews will be for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX and ZX Spectrum. We will be reviewing software for other 8-bit platforms as well, including consoles such as the Sega Master System and Nintendo Entertainment System.

What will you get?  

You will get a full colour, 200+ page annual either in digital format or as a printed publication in softback or even a special hardback edition. Those who support the print editions will get their name in print as a contributor. 

Supports of the swag pledge will receive extra such as game posters, bookmarks and so much more. 

Those will also be tiers for people to inert retro related adverts in the annual.

What will be covered?

  • Reviews of the latest games for supported 8-bit computers and consoles.
  • Interviews with many programmers, graphics and audio artists.
  • We look back to the games of 1985 and forward to upcoming games of 2018 and beyond.
  • Plus hardware and other gaming articles.

Check out some of the stunning screenshots below.

 

 

Tombstones for the Commodore 64
Tombstones for the Commodore 64

 NOTE: The scores for the reviews are hidden until the publication is released. 

Chibi Akumas Episode 2 for the Amstrad CPC
Chibi Akumas Episode 2 for the Amstrad CPC

 

Highway Fighter for the MSX
Highway Fighter for the MSX

 

Interview with Prodatron
Interview with Prodatron

 

Interview with the Mojon Twins
Interview with the Mojon Twins

 

Contents

The following is just a small example of the number of reviews, previews and interviews within the book. Contents for other systems will be listed soon.

AMSTRAD CPC (Contents so far)

Hardware

DDi3 USB Floppy Drive Emulator & 512kb Memory Expansion

Previews

Babaliba, Galactic Tomb Golden Tail - Kitsune’s Curse, Jarlac, Ninjajar - The Lost Levels, Robbie Strikes Back, Street Fighter 2, Space Moves 2, Sudoplus, Super Mario Bros, The Shadows of Sergoth.

Reviews

Chibi Akumas Episode 2, Combat Pilot, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Finding Red, Lost CPC Games (Frogger, Acolyte, Ninja Grannies and Unpredictabal), The Lost Treasure of Cuathemoc, Pentomino 4, Turn Quest, Try To Run Away, XALK, PLUS: All 29 games form CPC retrodev reviewed.

PLUS MORE TO COME...

2016 Reviews

Hire Hare, Imperial Mahjong, Outlaws.

Interviews

Jose Javier Garcia Aranda, Keith Sear, Mojon Twins, Symbos / Prodatron, The Shadows of Sergoth.


COMMODORE 64 (Contents so far)

Hardware

Steve Smit's Robot guitar.

Previews

Bomb Jack (Remake), Eelo2017, Exploding Fish, Limbo 64, MAGOT, Mazinger Z, Geosix, Guy In A Vest, Organism, PRECINCT, 20: Dead Strange, Steel Ranger, Soulless 2.

Reviews

Abu Simbel Profanation, Antarta, Argus, Assembloids Basic V2.0, Border Blast 3,Cookie, C=Rex Offline, Dark Destroyer 2117, Delta Run, Fort Django, Frogs, Galencia, Kobo64, LufrauserZ, Lunar Lander, Main Ninja,
Nero,Planet Golf, QUOD INIT EXIT, QWAK 1.3, Rescuing Orc, Sam's Journey, Stranded, Slipstream, Spyders, Super ACE 1942, Super Marioahner Sisters,The Bear Essentials, The Hunter, The Sky Is Falling, Tombstones - Retirement Day, Vortex Crystals, Zap Fight 2 - Special Edition, Zap Zone.

PLUS MORE TO COME...

Interviews
Chester Kollschen, Christian Gleinser, Igor Errazkin, “Errazking”, OZIPHANTOM Marco Pistorio, Sarah Jane  Avory, Slipstream interview, OZIPHANTOM Marco Pistorio.

MSX (Contents so far)

Reviews

Bird and Chairs, Doopm Trip, Kung Fu (oniric), Highway Fighter, Gray Wolf (oniric), Magical Tower Adventure, SKULLrs, Slime Centre, Tales of Popolon, X-Spelunker, ΧΙ∧∃Χ (Zevimodoki), Zero And The Castle Of Infinite Sadness.

PLUS MORE TO COME...

Interviews
Inferno interview

ZX Spectrum (Contents so far)

A Yankee in Iraq, Blimpgeddon, Castle Capers, Cattivik Never Dies, Circuitry, Code Zero, Crazy Kong City - Episode Two: Saving Kong, Crystal Kongdom Dizzy (remake), Dead Space, Deep Blue, Foggy's Quest, Genblast!, Gerry Anderson's UFO, Horace and the Robots, Jilly's Farm, Juanita and Paquito Vs The Evil Aliens, Knight Hero, Left Behind, Lost in my Spectrum, Mag the Magician, Mazeract, Monty Mole and the Lost Souls, Monty's Honey Run, Ooze, Pilot Attack, Pink Pills: Manic Moritz and the Meds, Pumpkin Poe, Retroforce, Robot 1 in the Planet of Death, Robot 1 in the Ship of Doom, Sophia, Sorceress, Sorcesress 2, Space Escape, Space Junk, Squares, That Sinking Feeling,The Adventures of Jane Jelly: The Treasure of Zedin, The Adventures of Jane Jelly: The Treasure of Hotmarmalade, The Incredible Shrinking Professor, The Sword of Ianna, The Treasure of Lumos, Topo Mix Game, Vade retro II, Vallation, Wolfcastle Mcbain, Xelda - Quest for the Golden Apple, Zukinox.

ATARI 8-Bit (Contents so far)  

Bosconian, Donkey Kong (Enhanced), Fairlight, Gunfright, Manic Miner Tempest Elite, Trzaskowski's Tensor, Pang, Pentagram, Way of the Exploding Fist.

PLUS MORE TO COME...

BBC Micro (Contents so far)

BBC Tetris, Castle Defender, Darkness of Raven Wood, Fred The Needle, Magic Dot, Phoenix, Space Invaders (2017), Trailblazer, White Light.

Nintendo Entertainment System (Contents so far)  

Previews

Fantastic Dizzy Superior, Mages of Aethelion, Mystery World Dizzy.

Reviews

Castlevania 5 (ROM Hack), Creepin It Reel, Creepy Brawlers,Justice Duel.

PLUS MORE TO COME...

SEGA Master System (Contents so far)

Previews

Silver Valley, Sydney Hunter: The Sacred Tribe.

Reviews

Alex Kidd 2 (Fan Made)

PLUS MORE TO COME...

Others (Contents so far)  

To be added...

Risks and challenges

There's not much risk involved. If you love retro gaming and especially 8-bit gaming, then you're going to love 8-bit Annual 2018. John Kavanagh is a 6-time creator on Kickstarter and always came up with the good. George Bachaelor is well known in the retro community, especially the Amstrad CPC scene and committed to many previous projects.

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