As an 11 year old with an interest in computers, what better birthday present could I get but the latest in home computing the Sinclair ZX81. During the 1980's you could buy computers from John Menzies, … Continue Reading ››
One of the less lauded games from Ultimate, PSSST! was one of my first experiences of a really slick and addictive Spectrum game. It was launched around the time of Jet-Pac, prior to the later and more popular isometric games. I remember cutting out the coupon in Sinclair User to order the game, paid for … Continue Reading ››
In my retro games reviews I've covered a few BBC arcade conversions including Killer Gorrilla, so won't repeat what I've aleady said about some of the liberties taken in the early days by developers like Acornsoft.
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The BBC Micro was touted as an educational tool, if you believe Fred Harris, and most of us growing up in the 80's will have used one at school, either doing some rudimentary programming, or playing with maths tools such as "Turtle".
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Like many sports games, definately a game "of it's era". Who over the age of 35 could forget Daley Thompson's cheeky performances in the 1980 and 1984 Olympics? He was a hero to every boy in the UK at the time, me included, and I once got to meet him at my local athletics club, … Continue Reading ››
JetPac was one of the first of the games released for the early 16k Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer, and developer Ultimate managed to fit a lot into the tiny memory. This game didn't fit into any easily definable retro gaming genre, as it had a number of elements, … Continue Reading ››
Retro games reviewed, including 80's arcade machines, classic consoles and early home computers