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Shipment Stuck At Customs

We are currently awaiting a very important shipment from overseas that's been stuck at German customs for a month now.

Stuck At Customs

Both the sender and the receipient opened tickets, and the carrier has begun its research.

Unfortunately, this incident delays our production schedule. We'll keep you posted.

Costume Cards Arrived!

Next piece to the puzzle:

Sam's Journey NES Costume Cards 1

Sam's Journey NES Costume Cards 2

The Sam's Journey costume cards just arrived at poly⁠.⁠play!

And we're in luck: a full set of seven cards fits in the dust sleeve along with the game cartridge perfectly without things getting too tight.

Cartridge Labels Arrived!

Just in:

Sam's Journey NES Cartridge Labels

The cartridge labels for Sam's Journey arrived at!

Double Gold Medal For Sam In Italian Zzap! Magazine

The Italian Zzap! magazine published an extensive review of Sam's Journey on the NES as well as the C64 - and both versions were awarded a Zzap! Gold Medal!

Zzap! Italy Issue 10/95 Cover
Cover Of Zzap! Italy Magazine, Issue #10/95

NES Verdict

From the NES review:

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Zzap! Italy Sam's Journey Review NES

Il platformer assoluto del C64 si conferma un capolavoro anche su NES. – Zzap! Italy

The absolute platformer on the C64 is confirmed as a masterpiece on the NES as well. – Zzap! Italy (translated)

Rating: 95%
Award: Zzap! Gold Medal

C64 Verdict

From the C64 review:

Zzap! Italy Sam's Journey Review C64

Se fosse uscito ai tempi d’oro, probabilmente lo ricorderemmo come il Mario del C64. – Zzap! Italy

If it had come out in its heyday, we would probably remember it as the Mario of the C64. – Zzap! Italy (translated)

Rating: 97%
Award: Zzap! Gold Medal

Full Reviews

The full reviews start at page 36 in issue #10/95 of the magazine.

Sam's Journey Review In Debug Magazine

Sam's Journey on the NES received its first review in a printed magazine! The British indie gaming guide Debug took a closer look at our game.

Debug Magazine Issue #3
Cover Of Debug Magazine, Issue #3

From the review:

With fluid gameplay, a vast amount of levels and delightful jingles to accompany you, Sam’s Journey is an absolute must for platform fans and one of the best indie games I have played this year. – Marc Jowett, Team Debug


The full review can be found on page 75 in issue #3 of the magazine.

Debug focuses on indie gaming. Not only do they present the newest titles; they also talk to game designers and give you insights into the development process.

Circuit Boards Arrived!

Safe, sound, and earlier than expected:

Sam's Journey NES Circuit Boards

The circuit boards for Sam's Journey on the NES just arrived at poly⁠.⁠play!

Sam's Journey Review At Indie Retro News

Review of Sam's Journey on the NES published by Indie Retro News!

Sam's Journey Review By Indie Retro News

From the review:

Sam's Journey is a blast to play and a game I would recommend to any fan of the classic games on the NES. For me Sam's Journey is a timeless creation for the Nintendo that sits there with the old classics and will be an essential game to my collection! – Thermoptic, Indie Retro News

Read The Full Review At Indie Retro News

That's the very first review that Sam received for his journey on the NES! Thanks a lot, guys!

Circuit Boards In The Making

The circuit boards for Sam's Journey on the NES are in the making!

Sam's Journey NES Circuit Boards

Our friends at RetroStage sent us this picture showing their machines in action...

The game is expected to be released in just a few months, but you can already pre-order your copy at!

Browse Editions

Sam's Public Premiere At Gamescom 2023

This must be the first time that Sam's Journey on the NES was presented at a large public event!

Sam At The Gamescom 1

And Sam certainly caught the attention of many visitors and made them stop by to join his journey.

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Many Visitors …

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… Joined Sam

Thanks again to retrospiel for hosting Sam at their stand!

Sam's Journey To Gamescom 2023

Are you going to this year's Gamescom? Sam is!

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The Stand Of Retrospiel Before The Exhibition Opens

He will travel to the friendly people of retrospiel who are inviting interested retro-gamers to play his new game at their stand!

Gamescom 2023 Retrospiel 2
Many Game Stations …

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… Await The Players!

You can meet them in the Retro Area in exhibition hall 10.2!

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