MADrigal's simulators

» 7th October, 2013

No new games today, and no updates to previously released ones as well.

So what?

Well... take a look at this website: the layout has changed, the colours have changed, the logo has changed and... hey even the NAME has changed! :-)

I simply thought that the time had come to update the "old" website by making it fresh and minimal. The previous layout was designed 14 years ago, and it made extensive use of the old "frameset" style. It was very out of fashion after all!

Since my games are cool (aren't they?), they deserve living in a cool house - don't you think? :-)

The style is minimal, the logo is also minimal and the name is even more minimal: I shortened it to simply "MADrigal's Simulators".

The previously available contents are still there, but I still have to import the pieces of news from 1999 to 2012 into the new layout. I'll do that sometimes soon - probably in a month or two.

Feel free to send any comments to my usual email address. Thanks. :-)

» 30th September, 2013

Today is a good day for releasing new stuff...
I'm releasing a new, completely redesigned version of a not-so-popular handheld, which is a great one indeed! An LCD version of the classic game for Intellivision: Dungeons & Dragons!

As usual: enhanced graphics and sound, bug-free routines, high-resolution instructions manual, fully operable on a PC-arcade cabinet, and even a "hidden" cheat-mode. Here's a comparison between the previously available version, and the new one:

New files available:

- Dungeons & Dragons: Computer Fantasy Game (Mattel Electronics, Arcade Action Series) S1/2.02 (Standard 4, complete rewrite)
- MADrigal CD Collection ver. 57.12

Get them from the popular downloads page. And big thanks to Rik Morgan of Handheld Museum for providing scans from the instructions manual!

» 26th August, 2013

One more simulator has just been updated to the "Standard 4", and again it's yet another true classic electronic game... probably the most classic game of all: Pac Man!
Again: much much better and larger graphics (with even some VFD glow effect), bug-fixes and more detailed scans of the embedded instructions manual. Here's a comparison between the new and the old versions:

New files available:

- Pac Man (Tomytronic) S4/2.03 (Standard 4, complete rewrite)
- MADrigal CD Collection ver. 57.11

Get them from the usual downloads page. Thanks to my long time friend Rik Morgan of Handheld Museum for providing great pics of the actual game!

» 12th August, 2013

Yet another update to "Standard 4" to a previously released simulator. This means graphics at higher resolution, bug-fixes, complete and larger instructions manual, full compatibility with MAME-cabinets and more.

Today's game is a true classic: Donkey Kong (Coleco).

Here's the usual comparison between the old and the new versions:

New files:

- Donkey Kong (Coleco) S4/1.02 (Standard 4, complete rewrite)
- MADrigal CD Collection ver. 57.10

Get them from the usual downloads page. Enjoy!

» 15th July, 2013

Very nice updates today. There's another Nintendo game being updated to the most recent "Standard 4": Lifeboat from the popular Multi Screen series.

The simulator has been completely re-programmed and is now even more accurate in timing, graphics, sound. And the graphics is better and larger than before. This is a comparison between the new and the old versions:

I'm also releasing an updated version of the previously released game: Mario Bros. with brighter LCD display, sound samples at higher quality, and a few minor enhancements and fixes. New files:

- Lifeboat (Nintendo, Multi Screen) S4/1.05 (Standard 4, complete rewrite)
- Mario Bros. (Nintendo, Multi Screen) S4/1.03 (Standard 4, enhancements and fixes)

Get the two new files and the popular MADrigal CD Collection ver. 57.9 from the downloads page. Enjoy!

» 31st May, 2013

I'm still updating all the "old" simulators, bringing them to the most recent "Standard 4".

Today is the day when the classic among the classic game is being updated: the Mario Bros. dual screen game! It's yet another "complete rewrite" of the source code, featuring better graphics, compatible with MAME-cabs, better input management, etc.

This is a comparison between the new and the old simulators:

- Mario Bros. (Nintendo, Multi Screen) S4/1.02 (Standard 4, complete rewrite)

Jump to the usual downloads page to grab the archive and the newest MADrigal CD Collection ver. 57.8. Don't miss them!

» 6th May, 2013

I spent the past week rewriting the full source codes and designing more realistic graphics to a few previously released handhelds simulators I really love.
They're the Russian clones of "Egg" by Nintendo:

- Explorers of Space (MG-13) (Elektronika) S4/1.02 (Standard 4, complete rewrite/update to new standard)
- Fowling (MG-18) (Elektronika) S4/1.01 (Standard 4, complete rewrite/update to new standard)
- Frog Boaster (MG-33) (Elektronika) S4/1.01 (Standard 4, complete rewrite)

I strongly recommend you to download the new files, because the improvements are so many... you'll think you're playing the real games!
The games and the newly released MADrigal CD Collection ver. 57.7 are available for download from the popular downloads page.

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