Ben Daglish

Ben Daglish

Ben Daglish Interview by Mark Hellewell and Peter Ward Music CV  Platypus II (2007) (Music) C64 Classix (2005) (Track2 “The Last Ninja (lv1 extended remix)”, originally composed by) Maziac (2005) (Music) Platypus (2002) (Level Boss Music 1, excerpt from “Trap”) Monty on the Norm (2001) (Music – Auf Wiedersehen Monty by) Chronicles of the Sword (1996) (Music) Druid: Daemons of the Mind (1995) (Music) Rapid Assault (1995) (Original Music) Touché: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer (1995) (Music by) Legends of Valour (1992) (Audio) Motörhead (1992) (Music) Axel’s Magic Hammer…

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Andy Capp

Andy Capp

Published by: Mirrorsoft Developed by: Blitter Animations Released: 1987 Also for: Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum In case you didn’t know, Andy Capp is a notoriously un-PC British cartoon strip. It’s eponymous main character is an unemployed, beer-swilling, wife-beating layabout. He is strangely popular in the United States, even earning a mention in The Simpsons and an appearance in Family Guy. Andy Capp – The Game is an arcade adventure where the the player spends a week in the life of Andy. He must find his missing benefits cheque, scrape…

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Pete’s Pixel Art

Pete’s Pixel Art

I started doing Pixel art for the first time July 2nd 2017 and hope to get better over time I hope you like. All my art is taken from me looking at the games screenshots and trying to replicate this. Below are the results: Spectrum games       Nintendo   Arcade

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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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Antony Crowther

Antony Crowther

Antony Crowther interview by Peter Ward and Mark Hellewell Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend….  What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job?  When I was still at school, I was steering my career towards engineering/design. As I love Art, Woodwork  and Engineering Drawing. I ended up with a grade A A-level in Engineering drawing. When did you realise you wanted to get into game industry and how…

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Rock ‘n Wrestle

Rock ‘n Wrestle

Published by: Melbourne House Developed by: Beam Software Released: 1985 Also for: Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum There has never been a shortage of wrestling-themed video games, just look at the number of WWE titles released since the PlayStation 2 era. But a fair few were made for the old 8-bit systems and Rock ‘n Wrestle (known in the U.S. as Bop ‘n Wrestle) is a fairly early example. Popular opinion would suggest that it wasn’t a great game, but it had a sophisticated grapple system, rope physics, digitised sound…

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Doug Barnett Tribute RIP

Doug Barnett Tribute RIP

Tragically Doug passed away on 4th June 2017 and very sad by this news I had the pleasure of some online chats and the last thing Doug said to me was “You know, I have such admiration and respect for the young people whom are retro game lovers. These’s a special magic and in the early games…and these young people see it. Awesome. Please take care of yourself and I wish you the best of health and fortune. -Doug” Retro Interview: Doug Barnett by Peter Ward Bio Doug Barnett has…

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John Gibson Imagine

John Gibson Imagine

Interview with John Gibson by Peter Ward Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend…. What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? There were no such things as computers when I went to school so I didn’t dream of becoming a programmer. I don’t remember what aspirations I had but I certainly didn’t want to be a fireman or a train driver. My very first ‘proper’ job was driving…

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Kevin Toms

Kevin Toms

Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend…. What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? I wanted to be a games designer! And my first real job was as a computer programming trainee. A combination made for what followed later. As a kid I used to create games as a hobby. Mostly board games. The IBM mainframe was your first computer is that your favourite computer? Now, it is…

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Clive Townsend

Clive Townsend

Interview with Clive Townsend by Peter Ward Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend…. It’s an honour to have Saboteur remembered after three decades! The ZX82 was your first computer you owned – is that your favourite computer or do you have a different favourite? Definitely the Speccy. I liked the idea that you were just given a lump of memory to play with and the rest was up to your skill and imagination. What did you want to do when…

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