Time/Space Pilot

Have you ever wanted to fly an advanced plane whilst blasting an assortment of enemy aircraft through different time zones? if you have then welcome to the classic 1982 game, Time Pilot. This muti-directional scrolling shooter arcade game was designed by Yoshiki Okamoto, released by Konami and was distributed in the United

Bomb Jack

This is a really enjoyable game that will keep you coming back for more! it will make you laugh and it will frustrate you to the point of throwing the controller across the room so be warned! Bomb Jack was released in the arcades in 1984 by Tehkan and a

The SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System)

Launched in the UK in April 1992, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) was Nintendo’s fourth generation system that was to replace the ageing NES.  Because of the worldwide success of the NES the SNES was to followed suit, despite being launched with only a few games being available. In

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.