Remember Alf? He’s back, in pog form. Remember PandoraPanic? It never left. The WarioWare-inspired community project has been bubbling away in the background for the past year, absorbing new talent and minigames along the way. Recent developments include some retrolicious 16 bit graphics from Dragons_Slayer, and a WIP gameplay video from Rockthesmurf. Ubiquitous porting machine Pickle even has his hat in the ring.
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Another video, and another huge thanks to Pickle for keeping the cameras rolling. Today he brings us Super Mario War, the fan-made multiplayer plumber stomper that struggled on the GP2X but looks just ace on Pandora. If you’d like to try it out, chances are it’s already been ported to a platform near you.
Are you old enough to remember The Great Giana Sisters? They were the controversial counterpart to Super Mario Bros, back in the days when people managed their household budget on a Commodore 64. So legendary is this game, that a band of GP32X gurus have been working for years on an unofficial sequel, called Giana’s Return. It recently went beta on the Wiz, and as far as old school platforming goes, it’s about as good as it gets. And guess who already has it running on Pandora?
Thanks Esn for the tip.
A new pair of videos from Pickle, covering 13 glorious minutes of Game Boy and Game Boy Colour action. The videos are entitled “VirtualBoy Advance” but we suspect this should say “VisualBoy Advance” (as in VBA, the popular GB/GBC/GBA emulator). Corrections welcome of course. Keep an eye out for a cameo appearance from Team Pandora, as they help to take down a giant spider. Seriously.
From the Youtube page:
Some gameboy action. Though this is slow emulator I think its very accurate, also shows the pandora power. Some parts will not sound right, at this point I was trying to fast throttle the game to get past parts quicker.
I ran at 600 Mhz, double size with 2xSai Super Duper filtering (something like that 🙂 ) 22 Khz with low pass filter (If anyone asks I did try some gba stuff, but it just isnt fast enough even with fs. It might be playable with no sound. Doesnt matter gpsp will be faster then anything else anyway.
Itching to know which of your DOS favourites will be playable on Pandora? Got an hour to kill? Let’s get to it. Pickle says:
Anyone can get an idea if something will run. From initial tests it appears the pandora does between 2000-3000 cycles. Try your game and see how many cycles it takes. If its more than 3000, expect it to be slow.
Yes, even running DOSBox on your PC/Mac/Penguin will give you a fair indication. As Pickle puts it, “a cycle is a cycle”. To simulate the Pandora DOSBox experience, just go into your DOSBox settings and cap the cycles at say, 3000. Then fire up your lost loves, see how well they run, and don’t be shy about reporting back with your findings. If you’re DOSBox deprived, name your favourites in the comments and someone just might test them for you.