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. Over a number of years the game ivolved into what… Read More »Dropzone review
Rambo came to us in 1985 and was released by Ocean Software Limited. The game play is actually based on the film, Rambo: First Blood Part II featuring Sylvester Stallone also released in 1985. The game is available on Cassette and Disk format for multiple platforms like the Commodore 64, ZX Spectum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Sega Mega Drive, NES, Sega… Read More »Rambo Part II Review
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 released by Stern Electronics of Chicago way back in 1980. … Read More »The Arcade Classic . . . Bezerk
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 first release. Jetpac was written for the BBC, Commodore Vic… Read More »The Ultimate Jetpac
When the game Revs was released in 1984 it was the first racing simulator game that I was introduced to and is probably the best of it time. Written by Geoff Crammond for Acornsoft and initially released of the BBC computer this was one game that I just couldn’t stop playing. The first installment of the game came in a… Read More »The Best Racing Simulation of the 80’s . . . ‘Revs’
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 a hero called Roderick Hero (sometimes styled as “R. Hero”,… Read More »H.E.R.O.
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 attacks on North America, you then proceed to fight your way into… Read More »Raid over Moscow
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 on. Written by David Whittaker for Terminal Software in 1984 this is certainly one… Read More »Lazy Jones
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 then. As the… Read More »The Falcon Patrol Series.
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 in 1982. The game always started with Q-Bert at the top of… Read More »Q-Bert