If you were a kid in the late 70's and early 80's it is likely you will have owned, or knew someone who owned a Grandstand handheld game. For many retro gamers this was their first real "video game" - for me it was Galaxy Invader, but games like Astro Wars and Munchman … Continue Reading ››
Nintendo's most famous (if not the first) arcade game needs very little introduction, but the origin of the Game & Watch is less well known. Gunpei Yokoi, the Japanese creator of the Game & Watch series, as well as the Gameboy, got his inspiration whilst riding a commuter train, and watching a fellow passenger playing … Continue Reading ››
On the last day of term at my primary school we would all bring in toys, which back in the early 80's would include games like Operation and Buckaroo, which still exist relatively unchanged 20 years later.
There would also be the kid who had the really cool toy of the moment, and one of those … Continue Reading ››
I'm very fond of the original Gameboy, which was a classic Nintendo product, using existing technology in a novel way, and focusing on addictive gameplay rather than flashy hardware. The software for the Gameboy could however be a bit hit and miss, with many games being rushed onto the market, … Continue Reading ››
Retro games reviewed, including 80's arcade machines, classic consoles and early home computers