MADrigal's simulators

» 22nd May, 2017

I made it. It took ten long years for me to upgrade all my handheld simulators to the most recent "Standard 4". This process started with the release of Mickey Mouse Panorama Screen in October 2007 and step by step the new features were added to all 59 games.

Today I am releasing an updated version of the last game which had been in my "to do" list for years. It is a very beautiful and well-designed game featuring intriguing "artificial intelligence" routines making the game vs CPU particularly challenging.

As usual, the new version features brilliant and larger graphics, improved sounds, tons of fixes and - for the first time in my simulators collection - a brand new key configurator control panel allowing players to redefine all game buttons by assigning any key on the keyboard (this comes very handy for the users of arcade cabinets and game launchers).

This is the usual comparison between the new and old versions of the game - I really do hope you appreciate the improvements!

This is the list of new downloadable files:

- Penguin Land (Bandai, LSI Game Double Play) S4/1.04 (Standard 4, complete rewrite)

- MADrigal CD Collection ver. 59.28
- ClrMamePro DATfile ver. 20170522 [59.28]

Grab them from the popular downloads page.

What's next?

To be honest, I have not yet made a decision about my next step in this huge simulation project. I have been coding simulators for almost 18 years now and, despite still enjoying doing that a lot, I do not have much spare time to devote myself into programming new games.

I think I may firstly upgrade all my other simulators by adding all the new features such as the removeable splash screen and key configurator control panels. Or maybe I end up deciding to code a new game simulator... we'll see. I will keep you posted, as usual.

In the interim, enjoy the new release!

» 6th March, 2017

Second to last release in my scheduled process of upgrading all my simulators to my newest standard ("S4"). Today's game is again a classic from Gakken: Donkey Angler (also known as Fishing Boy).

The source code is brand new, the graphics have been improved significantly and the game can now be fuly operated via keyboard - making it ideal to install on PC arcade cabinets.

This is the usual comparison between the new and old version of the game simulator:

I am also releasing an updated version of Tom & Jerry Popper, following the request from a few users. The "time mode" can now be operated with both "1" and "3" keys, making the simulator compatible with various PC cabinet setups.

This is the list of new downloadable files:

- Donkey Angler (Gakken, LCD Card Game) S4/1.05 (Standard 4, complete rewrite)
- Tom & Jerry Popper (Gakken, LCD Card Game) S4/1.05 (Standard 4, minor update)

- MADrigal CD Collection ver. 59.27
- ClrMamePro DATfile ver. 20170306 [59.27]

All files available for download at the usual downloads page.

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