General

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

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.

The Atari 400, 800, XL & XE Range

I must confess that i am a great admirer of  Atari and what they have achieved over the years.  With the era of cartridge gaming, consoles starting to slowly fade i.e. the 2600, 5200 and the 7800.  Atari along with other major companies introduced a completely new platform of gaming

The History of Tanagerine and Oric 48K

  The Oric 1 was an 8-bit computer system that was developed by Oric International Ltd and was released in 1983.  Apparently the name ORIC came about by juggling the letters of the word ‘micro’ and the best they came up with was the word ‘oric’ (somewhere the letter ‘M’

The Sega Master System

In 1987, Sega brought us their third generation video game console in the form of the Sega Master System.  This is one of those systems that it like purely for its simplicity, the pads are small basic, simple buttons. The console has two controller ports at the front for the

The Videosport MKII . . . A Real Rarity

The Videosport MKII games console was an early PONG style games machine made from 1974 to 1977 by acompany called ‘Henry’s’ who was a British retailer of televisions and Hi-Fi’s.  Two versions of this console was made, the first being the more rarer version that had gold lettering and later

Philips G7000 Videopac computer . . .

This is were my  gaming passion really started, the ‘Philips G7000 Videopac Computer’ being my first ever computer console.  At the time I desperately wanted an Atari 2600 as it was the console to have at the time but I was absolutely bouncing when I recieved my Philips G7000 on

In The Beginning

Welcome to my blog about retro video game systems where over the coming months and years i’m going to be posting tonnes of useful information, tips, images and videos on a huge passion of mine – Retro Video Game  Systems. Over the years I’ve accumulated a vast collection of gaming