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 Ultimate Jetpac

If you go wey back to 1983, then you might have come across this classic little game Jetpac.  Jetpac was created by Chris Stamper and the graphics by Tim Stamper from Ultimate or Ashby Computers & Graphics as they were known as back then and this was also the companies


The title of this superb game H.E.R.O. is actually an acronym standing for Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation.  Written by John Van Ryzin and published by Activision this epic, single-player video game was first released on the Atari 2600 in March 1984. Funnily enough your role in the game is as

Raid over Moscow

Created by Bruce Carver for Access Software and published by U.S. Gold 1984-85, Raid over Moscow is full blown multi-action game that combines smooth graphics, great sound effect and quite a good story line.  Your role in the game places you in the Cold War era as an American Space Pilot that has to try and stop three Soviet nuclear

Lazy Jones

What a superb game this was when it got released and to many true retro-gamers out there still is!  Lazy Jones is definitely one of those games that once you start playing is hard to put down. The best way to describe it is as a multi-game, within a game, it will become more apparent as you read

The Falcon Patrol Series.

      I can clearly remember this game as it was one of the first games I played when I got my Commodore 64 many years ago.  This cracking little game was written by Steve Lee for Virgin Games and released in 1983.  Sharp graphics with some great sound effects really made this game whey back


Q-bert was well received in the arcades and by the critics due to its isometric platform game and puzzle elements making it a breath of fresh air from the shoot em-up and racing games in the arcades at that time.  The game was conceived by Warren Davis and Jeff Lee and developed and published by Gottlieb

Di’s Baby & other Bad Taste Software titles

This is a bit of an awkward one to review.  It all started in one of the largest towns in Cornwall, St. Austell in 1984.  The guys at Software Projects had a bit of a pop at Arthur Scargill with the Miners Strikes in Manic Miner so the guys from Bad Taste Software wanted

Spy Hunter

Spy Hunter . . . What a Game !  This was a huge game in the arcades when it was released back in 1983 by Bally Midway and became even more popular when it was ported to a large number of home computer systems by SEGA/ U. S. Gold. On it’s