Tag: 8-bit graphics


New shoot ’em up Z-Exemplar out now, looks to make old new again

How many of you, my fellow DroidGamers readers, remember the golden age of horizontal shoot ’em ups (from here on referred to as “shmups”), dominated by legendary games like Gradius, R-Type, and Blazing Star? Quite a few of you, I reckon. Now, how many also remember the golden age of the ZX Spectrum, which helped popularize gaming on the personal computer way back in the early 1980’s? Maybe not as many, I’m guessing. The ZX Spectrum was home to quite a few memorable early shmups, and with the newly-released Z-Exemplar, developer Suminell Studios aims to deliver a grand ode to the best of both eras, one which can be appreciated by long-time fans and newcomers alike.


[Updated] Pixel Boat Rush is Coming Next Week, But You Can Play it Sooner

Pixel boat Rush is the latest project from XperimentalZ Games. If you played their last game, Don’t Run With A Plasma Sword, then you already know that they know how to make really fun games, around the most interesting subject matter. Pixel Boat Rush is very different from their last game. It will arrive in the Google Play Store next week, October 22nd. However, if you want to play the game now, you have the opportunity to do so, by signing up for the beta. XperimentalZ Games is doing the beta a little differently though, similar to Early Access Games on Steam. You can buy it now at a reduced cost and get all the upgrades/updates, when the game is released.