MADrigal's simulators

» 30th March, 2015

Autumn has started down under and it's time to release new simulators again! Yet another complete rewrite of a very much loved game, that many players are waiting for! The game is Donkey Kong Jr. Table Top by Nintendo.

I wish to thank Rik Morgan and René Van Egmond for providing superb photos of the game and scanned copies of the instructions manual!
This is how the new and old versions of the game compare:

I am also releasing a new version of Donkey Kong Junior by Coleco, now featuring larger instructions manual and a few minor fixes. This is the list of new files:

- Donkey Kong Jr. (Nintendo, Table Top) S4/1.01 (Standard 4, complete rewrite)
- Donkey Kong Junior (Coleco) S4/1.02 (Standard 4, larger manual added)

- MADrigal CD Collection ver. 59.12
- ClrMamePro DATfile ver. 20150330 [59.12]

The new files are available for download at the usual downloads page. Enjoy!

» 23rd February, 2015

More updates to previously released games today. This time it's a complete rewrite of a game, that really deserved to be updated due to many bugs and inaccuracies affecting it. The game is Towering Rescue by Gakken, now released with source code.
Many thanks to Bas Utervijk for providing excellent scans of the instructions manual, and Michael Bruhn for bug-reporting. This is how the new and old versions compare:

I am also releasing a slightly updated version of Grab Man with a minor bug-fix affecting the "game drag and move" routine. This is the list of new files:

- Towering Rescue (Gakken, LCD Card Game) S4/1.03 (Standard 4, complete rewrite) + source code
- Grab Man (unknown mfg, Game & Time) S4/2.05 (Standard 4, minor fixes)

- MADrigal CD Collection ver. 59.11
- ClrMamePro DATfile ver. 20150223 [59.11]

Grab the files from the downloads page!

» 26th January, 2015

Happy Australia Day everyone! This is the very first website update since my move down under.

Everybody seems to be still on holiday here in Canberra. This means: I'm still looking for a job, that's bad for me, on the other hand I have some spare time for programming simulators, that's good for you! :-)

Thanks to the precious help of a new Swedish friend, Cogweasel of the Gears of Games Youtube channel, I could finally add the English instructions manual browser to the Grab Man simulator and then upgrade it to the newest Standard 4 with enhanced graphics, etc. This is the usual comparison between the new and old version:

On a side note, I have finally found evidence that the game was not released by Matsushima as most people would think. The game manufacturer is still unknown, anyway that's definitely not Matsushima. Also, the game is made in Taiwan whereas Matsushima is a Japanese company.

I also updated two games by Tomytronic by adding larger instructions manuals and the new "removable splash screen".

This is the list of new files:

- Grab Man (unknown mfg, Game & Time) S4/2.04 (Standard 4, complete rewrite)
- Pac Man (Tomytronic) S4/2.04 (Standard 4, larger manual added)
- Tron (Tomytronic) S4/1.04 (Standard 4, larger manual added)

- MADrigal CD Collection ver. 59.10
- ClrMamePro DATfile ver. 20150126 [59.10]

Don't miss to get the games from the downloads page!

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