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 factors. Firstly, it was Ultimate’s first game to feature speech viaRead More »Lunar Jetman
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 action, puzzle game, its pretty funny and has a veryRead More »Super Pipeline I & II
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 back in 1983, the game places you in control ofRead More »Laser Gates.
Who ever thought making a burger could be so much fun! Created by Data East/Bally Midway, BurgerTime 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 various ingredients (not very hygienic) to create four pretty big mouthRead More »BurgerTime. The best way to make em!
Every time I walk into an arcade in the mid eighty’s, the music to this game could always be heard coming from somewhere hidden in the depths along with the likes of Galaga & Rally X. Pacland was released into arcades in August 1984 by Namco, and its American distributor Bally Midway (later Midway Games). It was later ported toRead More »The Acracde classic, Pac-land
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 States by Centuri. With the games success, it game wasRead More »Time/Space Pilot
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 year or so later by Elite for a selection ofRead More »Bomb Jack
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 Japan, the system was known as the Super Famicom (familyRead More »The SNES
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 two Canadian programmer’s, Chris Grey and Peter Liepa and publishedRead More »Boulder Dash
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 to play and I frequently kept getting blown up butRead More »A comprehensive guide to Battlezone.