Games

The brilliant game, Lunar Jetman!

Lunar Jetman was a brilliant sequel to the epic game Jetpac.  Developed and published by Ultimate, Play the Game in 1983, the game was written by Chris Stamper with graphics designed by Tim Stamper from their well known base in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Lunar Jetman became an overnight success, this was due to a few key

Super Pipeline I & II

Who would have thought a spot of plumbing could be such fun!  For me, it normally ends up with a house full of water and a very large insurance claim!  I just hope they aren’t reading this. Released in 1983 by Taskset, Super Pipeline was a very different kind of

Laser Gates.

This is one of them games that doesn’t really look much, the play area is only on half the screen whilst the other half screen contains that game statistics but despite this, its a really fun and quite addictive sideways, shoot-em up scroller! Released for the Atari 2600 by Imagic

Burger Time. The best way to make em!

Who ever thought making a burger could be so much fun!  Created by Data East/Bally Midway, Burger Time was released on 31st August 1982. In the game, you control the burger tosser Peter Pepper who’s goal it is to negotiate a maze of platforms & ladders trying to walk over

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

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