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Boulder Dash

Every now and then when I’m searching through my disks for something to play, Boulder Dash always makes an appearance.  With a classic blinking & foot tapping character by the name of Rockford, Boulder Dash still is one of those games that keeps you coming back for more! Created by

A comprehensive guide to Battlezone.

Released by Atari back in November 1980 and created by Ed Rotberg, Battlezone was a first person shooter that put you in the driving seat of a tank where you could roam the landscape to seek out and destroy other tanks. Remembering the game as a teenager, it was awkward

Black Hawk

This is quite an early Commodore 64 game that most people have either overlooked or have never heard of but is well worth playing.  Written by Dean Lock for Creative Sparks/Thorn EMI in 1984, your mission puts you amongst a strategic group of islands where you have to infiltrate and

Pole Position

As gaming became more and more popular in arcades, it was inevitable that a racing car games would eventually appear on the scene. The ball started rolling back in 1974 with the release of Nishikado’s Speed Race, a black-and-white  racing game that introduced scrolling sprite graphics and featured a steering

The creation of the ‘Prince of Persia’

Who would have thought it?  This historic game, Prince of Persia, is 25 years old this year.  My first encounter with the game takes me back to the early nineties when I played the Commodore Amiga version and got totally hooked on it.  In some ways, it was like an

The Sega Genesis – Mega Drive

I can remember this console very well, the Megadrive is a fourth generation console that was produced by Sega to succeed the now aging Sega Master System.  Released in Europe on November 30, 1990 the name was said to represent superiority (Mega), and speed (Drive), with the then powerful Motorola

Dropzone review

This is a game that I was introduced to many years by a good friend on his Atari 800XL.  Archer Mclean (known then as Arena Graphics) started to write a game shortly after he purchased an Atari 800 as soon as they were officially launched in the UK in 1981.

Rambo Part II Review

Rambo came to us in 1985 and was released by Ocean Software Limited.   The game play is actually based on the  film, Rambo: First Blood Part II featuring Sylvester Stallone also released in 1985. The game is available on Cassette and Disk format for multiple platforms like the Commodore 64,

The Arcade Classic . . . Bezerk

Berzerk is a very simplistic game that takes me back to the 80’s reminding me of Battle Star Galactica for some reason, I think it was the Cylons in the series that are quite similar to the robots in the game. Berserk is multi-directional shooter video arcade game  that was

The Dragon 32K & 64K Computers

Dragon Data Ltd created its first home computer in August 1982 with the introduction of the Dragon 32.   Upon its release there was already a vast range of more superior home computers avaliable on the market, only a year later they followed up with a revised version called the Dragon