Retrocomputing: 10 Memorable Amstrad CPC games and a Q&A with Andrew Oliver of the Oliver Twins!

Last week I talked about some of my memories of the Amstrad CPC and I briefly touched upon games. Like any gaming system there were both fantastic games and awful ones available, and I thought that for this post I would look at ten of the most memorable games I played as a kid, whether …

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Retrocomputing: Remembering the Amstrad CPC 464 and a Q&A with Roger Kean of Zzap64! and Crash!

In case all of my attention to gaming on this site has been missed, I  really love video and computer gaming. I distinctly remember the first time I was properly introduced to the world of gaming. I must have been about three or four years old and a lady from the local council was coming …

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Five of my Favourite Original Nintendo Gameboy Games!

The Nintendo Gameboy was a juggernaut back in the day and was the first console in the realms of portable gaming as we know it. With its strange green coloured screen it really didn't make for gamings clearest picture. But if you were in a well lit room or traveling when the sun wasn't blazing, …

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The Christmas reveal post 2016!

        Before I write about cheerful fun things, I feel I should acknowledge the sad death of Carrie Fisher.  Initially I was in shock and in disbelief when I was first informed about it. She was a fantastic, witty woman and a strong advocate for mental health. And to so many she …

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Tomy ‘Pocket Arcade’ Teenage Mutant Ninja (Hero) Turtles wind up handheld games! 1990!

If you were a child in the early '90s and your parents didn't like you enough to buy you a Gameboy or even a Tiger electronics handheld game, you might have been the recipient of one of these.     Powered by a wind up mechanism (kids, look it up, there actually was a time …

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Day XIII, Halloween Countdown 2016 finale! Boglins hand puppet!

It is finally here! The final post of Halloween Countdown 2016! The 1980s were a busy time for small creature movies. By small, I don't mean small in budget (though many of these films didn't cost much to make) I mean small in size. None of the creatures in these films were going to climb …

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Day VII, Halloween Countdown 2016! WereBears plush toys!

The '80s had a pretty substantial  amount of cutesy characters that were designed to be made into toys. Care Bears and My little Pony are probably the most popular but there was a whole bunch of sweet scented, cuddly creatures. The intended market for these toys were girls, where as boys had toys that were …

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Day IV, Halloween Countdown 2016! Kenner Shish Kebab Beetlejuice and Alien Queen action figures!

I don't remember ever seeing Tim Burton's Beetlejuice movie as a kid, which is a damn shame as it would have probably ticked all of my boxes for what constituted as a good movie. I liked spooky shit and crass 'in your face' humor and that was pretty much was this film was all about. …

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Day III, Halloween Countdown 2016! Spooky Video Games! Ghosts ‘N Goblins on the NES!

I think I have mentioned previously as to how ruthless some NES games could be, and Capcom's Ghosts 'N Goblins is definitely on the extreme end of that scale. Though challenging, it is thoroughly spooky and deserves a mention on the Halloween Countdown. I am pretty sure I played the sequel before I played this …

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Attic finds! My Little Pony toys and Littlefoot hand puppet!

A little while ago my girlfriend went up into the attic to have a rummage around for some documents. She came back down with a bag full of toys which was exciting and unexpected and it made me make a mental note to check my parents attic when I am next in England visiting them, …

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