Bounder Review

Bounder Review

HISTORY Bounder popularity spans decades and has continued to be featured in many retro magazines, videos and on social media to this day. This little tennis ball of fun continues to be highly regarded and fondly remembered. Originally created by Christian Shrigley, Andrew Green, Robert Toone and Published by Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd in 1985, Bounder featured many ground-breaking features such as Parallax Scrolling first seen in Bounder. The game featured 12 levels, all as challenging as the first and at times is unforgiving but that’s what kept drawing people…

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Richard Scarry’s Busy Town. 

Richard Scarry’s Busy Town. 

  Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Novotrade Software Kft. Released 1994 Platform Genesis Richard Scarry’s Busytown is a Mega Drive game that released in North America in 1994. Richard Scarry’s Busy Town is a game I picked up not knowing what to expect at all! With a tagline of ‘The Most Fun Game Ever’ I had to give it a try! What I found was generally one of the worst video games I have ever played. (YES! Even worse than Barney). It was a really colourful Interactive Story Book game and was…

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Two Point Hospital Coming 2018 from the creators of Theme Hospital

Two Point Hospital Coming 2018 from the creators of Theme Hospital

ABOUT THIS GAME Design Your Hospital  Build and customise your hospital – it is yours after all – with specialist diagnosis and treatment facilities, as well as the very latest in ornamental technology!  Cure Your Patients Feeling light-headed? Just wait until you see the other unusual illnesses afflicting the people of Two Point County. Care for, and profit from, the ill: that seems like it’s probably a win-win. They’ll need feeding, entertaining and curing if they’re going to recommend you to all their equally unwell friends! That cash isn’t going…

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Turrican 3

Turrican 3

Published by Renegade Software Developed by Factor 5 GmbH Released 1993 Review by James Whelan Overview Turrican’s final outing on the Amiga in Turrican 3 (making Turrican 2’s sub-title, The Final Fight, less than accurate) is something of a mixed bag. Judged on its own merits it’s a perfectly serviceable and entertaining shoot-‘em-up, once again showcasing the Amiga’s strengths as the premier games platform of its time. But coming after the near flawless Turrican 2 and the ground-breaking original Turrican, the swansong of the trilogy always had a lot to live up to,…

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Jon Hare’s Sociable Soccer to kick off big time on Steam Early Access this Summer

Jon Hare’s Sociable Soccer to kick off big time on Steam Early Access this Summer

Jon Hare’s Sociable Soccer to kick off big time on Steam Early Access this Summer Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/636690/Sociable_Soccer/ Click here for Jon Hare Interview The godfather of the football game returns to his roots with this fast-paced, arcade take of the beautiful game London, United Kingdom – August 10th, 2017 – Legendary football game designer Jon Hare’s Tower Studios in partnership with Finnish studio Combo Breaker, today announced that Sociable Soccer, Hare’s latest fast-paced, arcade take on the beautiful game, will launch in summer 2017 on Steam Early Access…

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Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict Premiere

Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict Premiere

  Pre Order Now   I have been promoting Andy Remic’s movie as soon as I saw the Kickstarter. Andy even kindly done a making of diary which was the one time due to Andy’s busy schedule.   Andy kindly invited me to attend the premiere with a guest my mate Adam Modley came with me and kindly gave me a lift. The Premiere was at the Computer history museum in Cambridge a perfect location for the premiere surrounded by retro computers and consoles. What a night people who attended…

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Skool Daze Reskooled

Skool Daze Reskooled

App Store Google Play Be Eric the hero. Crack codes, fire catapults, hypnotise teachers, trap rats and frogs. Complete the tasks and don’t go over 10000 lines and get expelled. The 80’s smash hit game Skool Daze has returned with all the characters and trickiness of the original. Skool Sucks! That’s it; I don’t need to say anymore. Ok, maybe I do. I guess you’re wondering what this game is. It’s the return of one of the all-time Spectrum classics “Skool Daze”. It was released in the 80’s. Yeah, you…

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Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Step back into the ’90s and re-experience a timeless classic with Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, launching across Europe on September 29th. The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System contains 21 classic games, can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable. For the first time, players who pick up the system can enjoy the intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox (originally titled Starwing upon release in Europe) game that was created during the Super NES era…

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SEGA Forever brings the classics to mobile for free

SEGA Forever  brings the classics to mobile for free

  SEGA have announced that your favorite games are coming to mobile in new, free-to-play formats the app will support offline play and cloud saves. The games can also be Played ad-free with one off low purchase. SEGA Forever collection  has five titles  at launch, including Sonic The Hedgehog, Phantasy Star II, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon and Altered Beast. Each of these will be available on both the Google Play Store and the App Store for iOS devices and released 22nd June 2017  

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Turrican II

Turrican II

Review by James Whelan Published by Rainbow Arts Software GmbH Developed by Factor 5 GmbH Released 1991   In 1990, German developers Rainbow Arts turned the Amiga gaming world on its head with the release of Turrican, a sprawling run-and-gun shoot-‘em-up which not only pushed the Amiga’s hardware to the limit but proved that beautiful looking games could actually be playable too. Critics heaped superlatives on Turrican which received numerous honors at various award shows. The bar had been set pretty high and it would take Rainbow Arts themselves, along…

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