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
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 64 and Pilot Wings 64 and a third in Japan called… Read More »Nintendo 64
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
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 to choose a subject for a game that would be topical… Read More »Di’s Baby & other Bad Taste Software titles
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 release in the arcade the game was classed as ‘a riveting turbo… Read More »Spy Hunter
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. This is the game that hosts one… Read More »Monty on the Run
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 for the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair zx spectrum although… Read More »The Evil Dead