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» 20th December, 2010

Here we go again with a simulator of a very rare handheld by VTech. It took me over 6 years to find it and buy it at a reasonable price. It's the second game starring Heathcliff the cat, now acting like a fireman:

- Cessate il Fuoco (Cease Fire!) (VTech, Mini Time & Fun) S4/1.00 (Standard 4, final)

I'm also releasing a few game updates:

- Engine Room (VTech, Explorer Time & Fun) S4/1.02 (Standard 4, more accuracy)
- Hot Line (VTech, Tooth-Sporty Time & Fun) S4/1.02 (Standard 4, more accuracy)
- Tennis Menace (VTech, Tooth-Sporty Time & Fun) S4/1.03 (Standard 4, more accuracy)
- Sleep Walker (VTech, Time & Fun) S4/1.03 (Standard 4, English manual added)

Thanks go to Alessandro Bertolotti and Dot Dorrington for providing scans from the original instructions manuals and game boxes.

The games, the source codes and the new MADrigal CD Collection ver. 54 are available, on the usual downloads page.

» 31st January, 2010

I wish to thank good ol' friend Vaz for telling me about a serious bug in the most recent game I released, two days ago. Bug was fixed, and I'm now releasing the updated game:

- Monkey Jump (VTech, Arcade Time & Fun) S4/1.04 (Standard 4, serious bug-fix)

The game is now available, as well as the new MADrigal CD Collection ver. 53.7, on the usual downloads page.

» 27th January, 2010

Seven years ago I simulated a handheld game I really love. I got it from my friend Vaz. Today I'm releasing a completely new simulator for the same handheld game, because I was not satisfied with the previous version.
Graphics and sounds were not as realistic as I wanted, the source code was an almost undecipherable mess, the application lacked the instructions manual browser, etc.
It took me a full week to setup the new graphics, and almost the same additional time to actually write the new source code. In my opinion, the result is very good, and I'm very proud of it.

The game is a single screen Donkey Kong-style one:

- Monkey Jump (VTech, Arcade Time & Fun) S4/1.03 (Standard 4, complete rewrite + manual added)

Don't miss to get the new game and the MADrigal CD Collection ver. 53.6 from the downloads page. Enjoy!

» 22nd January, 2010

I originally planned not to release new games for a while, due to lack of time. But then I found a nasty bug (my fault!) in the instructions manual browser, which is included in a recently released simulator.
I immediately decided to fix the bug and to release the new version. The game is:

- Chicky Woggy (VTech, Arcade Time & Fun) S4/1.01 (Standard 4, minor bug-fix)

The new game and the updated MADrigal CD Collection ver. 53.5 are available on the usual downloads page.

» 15th January, 2010

I'm finally done with updating all the handheld games from the classic "Time & Fun" series by VTech. Today's update is more a complete rewrite of the source codes than just applying fixes or doing minor optimizations. The games are:

- Banana (VTech, Time & Fun) S4/1.05 (Standard 4, complete rewrite)
- Sleep Walker (VTech, Time & Fun) S4/1.02 (Standard 4, total rewrite + manual added)

Source codes are finally available for these simulators (Banana was originally released 10 years ago and was "closed source" since then!). And Sleep Walker finally features the instructions manual browser.

Also updated:

- Hippo Teeth (VTech, Tooth-Sporty Time & Fun) S4/1.05 (Standard 4, graphics bug-fix)

The new games, the source codes and the MADrigal CD Collection ver. 53.4 are available for download on the usual page.

» 8th January, 2010

More updates to simulators of electronic games by VTech today. The game is:

- Tennis Menace (VTech, Tooth-Sporty Time & Fun) S4/1.02 (Standard 4, more accuracy)

I also fixed a recently released simulator, which had a minor graphics issue - thanks to Hitman for letting me know. The game is:

- Safari (VTech, Time & Fun) S4/1.01 (Standard 4, minor graphics fix)

Get the new game archives, the source codes and the newest MADrigal CD Collection ver. 53.3 from the popular downloads page.

» 1st January, 2010

The first item of news of 2010 is in connection with simulators of very popular electronic games by VTech. The games are:

- Pirate (VTech, Time & Fun) S4/1.02 (Standard 4, more accuracy)
- Monkey (VTech, Time & Fun) S4/1.02 (Standard 4, more accuracy)
- Defendo (VTech, Explorer Time & Fun) S4/1.02 (Standard 4, more accuracy)

The new games, the source codes and the updated MADrigal CD Collection ver. 53.2 are available for download on the usual page.

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