Halloween Countdown 2017! Thirteen Days of Horror! Day IV- Retrogaming! Cauldron (Palace Software) 1985!

Nowadays, there are quite a few video games that feature witches as playable characters in games (Bayonetta  being the most recent that springs to mind) but back when I was a kid, witches were almost always just there to fill the role as a villain, or a side character at best. But then I discovered …

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Retro Gaming! Road Rash (Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Electronic Arts, 1991)

Many years ago it was my cousins birthday. I remember him telling me in school some of the things he'd received as birthday presents, a Lego Pirate/Islanders set, a skateboard and a few other things. One of those other things was Road Rash for the Sega Mega Drive, which was as he put it "a …

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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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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 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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Video Game Retrospectives! The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, Gameboy Color 1998

Due to a variety of reasons (most of them boring) it has been a while since I last did a blog post. So I am going to do my best to rectify that now. I am guessing  it would have been around 1999 and I had gone over to a friends house (we had been …

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Video game Retrosp’egg’tive, The Dizzy Series!

I wasn’t a very modern kid growing up. When my friends were all playing on their Super Nintendos or Sony PlayStations in the 90s, I was still playing on my Gameboy or my parents  Amstrad computer. A lot of the titles for the Amstrad and  other home computer systems of the time like the ZX …

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Cereal box freebies! Nestle ‘Playstation Action Heroes’ toys from 2001!

There aren't many establishments that I have been (soberly) ejected from, but I distinctly remember that as a kid I was threatened of being kicked out of the local super market by a security guard. Why? Was it for stealing sweeties or some other heinous crime? No. I was opening the tops of the cardboard …

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Video game Retrospectives! The first three Metroid games. NES, Gameboy and SNES!

I like to play retro games as they usually aren't quite so 'heavy' as modern games. They don't demand a  huge amount of time or effort to be put into them. You  could easily pop Super Mario Bros. on for an hour and a half and finish it. A lot of games from the 8 …

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5 Random Video Game action figures!

Probably to my girlfriends dismay, I acquire a lot of crap. I make that sound like it just appears and I shrug my shoulders and go about trying to find a space for it. This isn't the case so I should probably rephrase my previous statement. I willingly purchase a lot of crap. I obviously …

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