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23 02, 2022

Starflight: they don’t make space games like this any more

By |2022-02-24T15:40:36+00:00February 23rd, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Starflight: they don’t make space games like this any more

I love Starflight. I have done ever since I was a kid — and having returned to it recently, I think I love it even more than I ever did before. And the reason for this is despite its relatively primitive technology, I am yet to play another game that quite captures the feeling of [...]

22 02, 2022

Secret Agent HD feels like the game it always wanted to be

By |2022-02-23T15:31:31+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Secret Agent HD feels like the game it always wanted to be

The shareware scene on MS-DOS PC in the ’90s was a vibrant and interesting place, filled with highly creative games that got the humble old beige box doing things that people never thought it was very good at — like running console-style platformers and shoot ’em ups. Games like Secret Agent. Playing a leading role [...]

21 02, 2022

Dizzy the Adventurer is a great entry-level Dizzy

By |2022-02-22T15:21:36+00:00February 21st, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Dizzy the Adventurer is a great entry-level Dizzy

Dizzy the Adventurer, an NES remake of Dizzy’s sixth adventure Prince of the Yolkfolk, is a great way to get into Dizzy games. And, conveniently, you can nab it as part of the excellent Oliver Twins Collection cartridge for Evercade, among other sources. The Dizzy games from The Oliver Twins and CodeMasters are indisputable classics [...]

18 02, 2022

Jill Goes Underground – that difficult second episode

By |2022-02-19T14:53:05+00:00February 18th, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Jill Goes Underground – that difficult second episode

I’m willing to bet that out of those of you who played Jill of the Jungle back in the day, most of you probably didn’t play its two follow-ups Jill Goes Underground and Jill Saves the Prince. The reason for this is simple: Jill of the Jungle was free, while Jill Goes underground and Jill [...]

17 02, 2022

Q*Bert for Atari ST and the world of public domain software

By |2022-02-18T14:42:12+00:00February 17th, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Q*Bert for Atari ST and the world of public domain software

These days, we’re pretty familiar with the idea of free software of various forms: freeware, open-source projects, free mobile apps (although nine times out of ten these days, those aren’t actually free) and all manner of other things. Back in the 8- and 16-bit home computer era, public domain software was the main means through [...]

16 02, 2022

The A to Z of Intellivision: Tower of Doom

By |2022-02-17T14:33:10+00:00February 16th, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on The A to Z of Intellivision: Tower of Doom

There’s a dearth of good Intellivision writing on the Internet — so we’re doing our bit to put that right by working our way through the library of fascinating games for this unusual system! In total, the Intellivision system played host to three games that were originally intended to be licensed adaptations of the Dungeons [...]

15 02, 2022

10 of the best retro gaming joysticks

By |2022-02-16T14:23:58+00:00February 15th, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on 10 of the best retro gaming joysticks

We all love a list, so every Tuesday we’re posting one, on a variety of retro-themed topics! Feel free to share your own favourites down below — and let us know what other lists you’d like to see on future Tuesdays! Thanks to emulation, these days it’s easier than ever to play retro games with [...]

14 02, 2022

5 great retro co-op games to share with a loved one this Valentine’s Day

By |2022-02-15T14:14:31+00:00February 14th, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on 5 great retro co-op games to share with a loved one this Valentine’s Day

Ah, love, innit grand? You get to argue about whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher (inevitably mine), whose turn it is to go food shopping (also inevitably mine) and who it was that forgot to put the takeaway leftovers in the fridge before going to bed (definitely her). And along with all these [...]

11 02, 2022

Screamer: Much more than a Ridge Racer ripoff

By |2022-02-12T13:45:50+00:00February 11th, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Screamer: Much more than a Ridge Racer ripoff

Given Screamer’s 1995 release date, comparison’s to Namco’s Ridge Racer — which came out two years earlier — were inevitable. And I doubt developer Graffiti (today known as Milestone) were complaining, either; their game being regarded as the closest thing it was possible to get to Namco’s PlayStation (and arcade) exclusive on an MS-DOS PC [...]

10 02, 2022

The A to Z of Intellivision: Cloudy Mountain

By |2022-02-11T13:36:33+00:00February 10th, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on The A to Z of Intellivision: Cloudy Mountain

There’s a dearth of good Intellivision writing on the Internet — so we’re doing our bit to put that right by working our way through the library of fascinating games for this unusual system! Cloudy Mountain — known variously as Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Cartridge (yes, the word “cartridge” was actually part of its title [...]

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