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”.

Credits:

  • – 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 🙂
Links :1) Source (hitting “5” adds a coin and the “1” or “2” starts a one or two player game)
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