You can read the announcement here. There has been are a lot of development in RetroArch this year. The last update I mentioned was 1.5.0, and 1.6.4 is a bugfix version for 1.6.0, which was released in June. The most important thing of note in 1.6.4 is a focus on the FireOS Android platform and getting … Continue reading RetroArch 1.6.4 Released
The 1.4.1 “open beta” improvements and a lot more are rolled into a new release. You can read the announcement here, but a summary of relevant updates since 1.4.1: MOBILE: Single-tap for menu entry selection MOBILE: Long-tap a setting to reset to default ANDROID: Autoconf fallback ANDROID: Mouse support / Emulated mouse support AUTOCONF: Fix … Continue reading RetroArch 1.5.0 Released
Playing Zelda on the Amazon Fire Platform I noted in a recent post that The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild was taking up my gaming time lately, but I’ve gotten a little inspired and want to try to play every Zelda game that can be played on the Fire platform. Obviously this means … Continue reading Zelda on Fire
Wayward Souls is an action RPG “rogue-like” game with procedurally generated levels and permadeath. Unfortunately, the Amazon version isn’t tagged as compatible with the Fire TV platform. I am trying to get that corrected.
Originally developed for the Xbox 360, Doom & Destiny is a satirical JRPG that plays well on Amazon’s Fire TV platform.
Evoland isn’t available in Amazon’s app store, but plays well on the Fire TV. It’s a unique (I believe) kind of retro-ish game that plays on concepts from Zelda games and JRPG games. The unique “gimmick” is that the game starts out black and white, no sound, and leads you through unlocking various “capabilities” of the games as you progress.
The next major update to RetroArch, version 1.4.1, has moved to “Open Beta” status and is now the new stable branch. You can read the announcement here, but a summary: Improved Netplay. This is the major new feature, and also the reason they’re calling it a beta. UTF-8 language support Free Bomberman clone, Mr.Boom. multiplayer … Continue reading RetroArch 1.4.1 Open Beta
The February 2017 Humble Mobile Bundle contains some solid Android RPGs, about half of which play on the Fire TV, and is a good deal at $6.
If you’re looking for a game that both looks and plays like something from 1989, this games will really excite you. This game takes advantage of modern hardware to — make a NES game? Well, not quite. Retro “8-bit” graphics are a common theme all over gaming, partially because they’re cheaper to design, but here it’s … Continue reading Shovel Knight
In the hierarchy of app stores, Amazon is in an interesting position. Apple is king, and where the most paying customers are. Google has a huge installed base but also a huge amount of piracy, so a lot of developers target Android after iOS. Ignoring various exclusivity agreements that impact the marketplace, Amazon’s Fire OS, … Continue reading The Missing Games