Even more retro gaming news to get through this week, as thanks to yet another heads up earlier today from a good friend of ours, we have been told us that JOTD has released a new beta download for his upcoming Arcade – Amiga conversion of the classic game of Xevious. A game that was originally released in the Arcades by Namco’s and then ported to other home computers. To coincide with this update, Saberman has done a video of the game below.
Here is what is described about this latest release for the Commodore Amiga. “This is a transcode from the original arcade game (multiple Z80s) to 68K assembly. The original GAME and SUB CPU ROMs were disassembled and reverse-engineered. Then the code was transcoded line-by-line to 68K assembly. The ‘core’ code is platform-agnostic and calls out to an operating system dependent (OSD) layer written for each target platform. The original target is the Neo Geo (AES/MVS/CD). It runs in ‘tate’ mode. Subsequent targets include the AGA Amiga”.
- – Mark McDougall (aka tcdev): reverse-engineering, core and Neo Geo code and assets
- – Jean-Francois Fabre (aka jotd): Amiga code and assets
- – Andrzej Dobrowolski (aka no9): Amiga music
- – Namco: original game 🙂