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Nintendo 64

The Nintendo 64 was released in Europe in September 1997 and was the last of the fifth generation consoles to be made.  It was also to be Nintendo’s last cartridge based console due to the close competition being CD based such as Sony’s PlayStation and the Sega Saturn. In Europe the system was released with two launch games Super Mario

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

Monty on the Run

Looks like Monty’s be up to no good!  Desperate for his freedom and making a daring escape from Scudmore Prison, Monty’s on the Run.  Being the successor of Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy, Monty on the Run was written by Peter Harrap and released by Gremlin Graphic in 1985.  

The Evil Dead

I remember watching Sam Raimi’s classic film ‘The Evil Dead’ starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, and Betsy Baker when it was released in 1981. It was in 1984 when this American horror film was then turned into a computer classic survival horror and adventure game.  Written by Richard Leinfellner, Palace Software released this game

Forbidden Forest

I really liked this early game when it was released in 1983.  Although the Graphics and the sprites in the game are quite blocky, the atmosphere from the opening scene tied together with the music and the sky darkening to night with the moon slowly passing by really brings that sinister feel to it.

Siren City

Siren City was written by Ian Gray for Interceptor Software and was released in 1983.  Once you play this game it is easy to understand how it became the benchmark for future games to come like Grand Theft Auto (GTA) and Driver, it also somehow reminds me a little of the game Rally X.