At the time of writing, summer is here, and I am reminded of hot days spent in the arcades playing games like space shooter Galaga. In the early 80’s my holidays would be spent camping with my family, and many of the campsites we visited would have a clubhouse and games room, and my pocket … Continue Reading ››
There are some games which I hesitate to write about, as they are so good I just don’t feel I will do justice to them, and I put them off to another day. On this list would be the original Star Wars arcade game, as well as the classic Track & Field, neither of which … Continue Reading ››
My first introduction to Capcom's Strider was not through the arcade cabinet, but the excellent Megadrive port, which was like nothing I had seen before, with it's huge sprites and fantastically varied levels and incredible bosses - it was an arcade revelation. At it's heart, Strider is a side scrolling beat-em-up, … Continue Reading ››
Battlezone was a truly unforgettable game from the early days of the arcades, that saw you in control of a tank in a 3D battle against enemy vehicles and space ships, set in a dali-esque landscape of cubes and pyramids.
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The local arcade near the station where I grew up had a Gradius machine (aka Nemesis), and it was my first experience of a shooter which I had to "learn". My previous favourites, Galaxians, Galaga, … Continue Reading ››
Retro games reviewed, including 80's arcade machines, classic consoles and early home computers