Our friend Daniele Liverani did it again, and comes to us accomplishing his mission: both the chapter of his game have been releases in the same year!
The little European prince is again in trouble and needs to be saved. Trapped in a world of dreams, a parallel dimension where fantasies are created and transmitted to sleeping minds, Genius needs to run through the eight magic toy caves from all around the world. As Genius. you'll have to follow the key sequences and unlock all the secret caverns of the toy caves, grab the toys, and avoid killer enemies. To add fun to the ride, see if you can discover the undocumented secrets. including secret passages, invisible toys, extra bonus lives, immortality, and much more!
Genius 2 takes advantage of the new game engine which improves both sound and graphics from the first Genius. So, Daniele "Twinspirit32" Liverani coded back the older chapter Genius to pack up a Release 04 version using the newer engine.
Find all the secrets, see all the caves, will you be able to save the little Prince in time?
If you buy Slipstream, you get two: the physical 5,25'' diskette includes both C64 and Plus/4 PAL/NTSC compatible versions. The commercial edition contains a completely new extra level. Psytronik offers three different releases of the game: the Budget disk edition (6,99£) features a 5.25'' floppy disk presented in a full colour glossy disk-sleeve with a glossy disk label and printed instruction card; the Premium+ disk edition (13,99£) is presented with full colour double-sided artwork in a clear plastic disk case; the Collector's edition (39,99£) is presented in a stunning fully printed glossy box that contains the game on floppy disk, soundtrack CD, artwork stickers, a deluxe art card, badges, glossy game artwork poster and more.
Choose your prefer edition at Binary Zone, from date 2017-11-13. Yes, it's the end of 2017 and we can buy Plus/4 software...surprised? ;)
Oh well, at this point it's official: the C64 dedicated Plain PETSCII Graphics Competition 2017 has overflown into the Plus/4 scene becoming an obscure sidecompo, where the C64 entries get enhanced with more colours.
In the exact day after 20 months since the sad demise of Umberto Eco, author of "The Name of the Rose", Megastyle lands on the Plus/4 with a classic text'n'graphics adventure which seems to be heavily inspired by the work of the famous Italian novelist, philosopher, semiotician and critic.
"Athanor: the awakening" has been previousy released on C64, VIC20, Amstrad CPC and Oric 1, commercially and/or as freeware, under the Safar Games label, to make the tradition of the French text adventures from the 80ies shines again. You, a Franciscan monk, have been sent by your Holy order to a mysterious abbey located in the south of Italy in the 12th Century, to lead an inquiry in order to discover the mysteries lying within. Majikeyric presents himself to the Plus/4 audience with a first release of deep quality, supplying original sketches and cover with a top presented disk where nothing has been kept left: intro, titlepic, docs, English/French language option and all the classy touches a great production would have deserved. The game is accompanied by the original TED tunes composed by Rotteroy, shows some additional graphics by Sparkler, and takes advantage from the work of several artists and authors operating behind the shadows line on illustrations, original graphics, concept and all the rest.
"The awakening" represents just the very first chapter of the saga, with more to come. The hope is to see more surprising releases from Megastyle for the Commodore Plus/4, taking into the scene further jewels like this. But now, there's no time to greet Majikeyric, that abbey awaits for your intervention!