Chase HQ was an arcade racer that was very much of it’s era, so 80’s in its style that it could have been directed by Jerry Bruckheimer, starred Eddie Murphy, and had a soundtrack by Harold Faltermeyer. Playing like cross between Sega’s classic OutRun and the film Beverly Hills Cop, your role is to chase the … Continue Reading ››
In this series of blogs I'm highlighting the best of physical game media of all time - the next generation of games could be download only, so enjoy these fantastic objects while you can, they won't be making any more of them. The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) had the biggest of all the physical video game … Continue Reading ››
Stop the Express was a game for the 48k ZX Spectrum, created by Hudson Soft, who are best known for their work on the PC-Engine console, and also some great console games such as the Bomberman series. The game was published by Sinclair Research in 1983 as part of a series of games promoted by … Continue Reading ››
Was Space Panic The First Ever Platformer?Space Panic is an early arcade game from Universal, released in 1980 and believed to be the first ever platform game, predating Donkey Kong by a full year. This was also the first successful game by arcade developer Universal, who later created the classic Mr Do!.
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Jumping Jack was released for the Spectrum early in it’s lifetime in 1983, and was one of my earliest experiences of Sinclair gaming in colour. Looking at it now, it would barely pass muster as a free flash based app, given it’s basic graphics and incredibly simple gameplay. But if you consider that the ZX … Continue Reading ››
I’ve been struggling with the iPad as a games console for a while now. Whilst is has had some great games built around the touch and tilt controls, it’s never felt right playing the retro arcade games I love, due to the lack of feedback from the virtual joysticks and buttons. Continue Reading ››