Sociable Soccer coming to a town near you

Sociable Soccer  coming to a town near you

Power Up with Sociable Soccer in London (Until 7th of August) You might have heard about the London Science Museum Event called Power-Up that is running until the 7th of August. If you’re in London don’t forget to go there and try out local multiplayer and the VR mode. Tickets are 8 pounds. http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/plan_your_visit/events/other/power-up Get Sociable at Gamescom in Cologne (18-21 of August) We’re going to Europe’s biggest gaming show where almost every company show their up and coming products for autumn and winter. We’ll show the latest build from…

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Batman the Movie (1989)

Batman the Movie (1989)

Published by Data East USA, Inc. Developed by Ocean Software Ltd. Released 1989 The summer of 1989 was the summer of the Bat. Tim Burton’s dark, brooding Batman saw the Dark Knight return to his gothic roots, smashing box-office records worldwide and it was inevitable that a home computer game would follow. Ocean Software clinched the deal. The Manchester publisher had already proven itself in the field of movie licenses with many high-profile titles such as Highlander, Platoon and Short Circuit. For such an important and lucrative license, development was…

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Rainbow Islands

Rainbow Islands

Bub and Bob, the heroes from Bubble Bobble, are back! This time negotiating the hazards of the Rainbow Islands. Myriad creatures conspire to impede your progress at every fun-filled level until you face the “Guardian”, the ultimate test of advancement….Good Luck The seven “Rainbow Islands” and their inhabitants. • Insect Island – caterpillars, spiders, crows • Combat Island – tanks, planes, helicopters • Monster Island – bats, werewolves, ghosts • Toy Island – water-pistols, deadly disks, teddy bears • Doh’s Island – balls, spheres, capsules • Robot Island – spanners,…

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North and South

North and South

Overview With the famous comic strip heroes from ‘LES TUNIQUES BLEUES’ (The Blue Jackets), imagined by LAMBIL, designed by CAUVIN and published by EDITIONS DUPUIS, re-live the American Civil War with a little bit of historical realism and a lot of humour! Your objective is ensure victory for your side (North or South) by eliminating all the enemy armies. You will be controlling armies across all the combat zones of the Civil War. You may respect history or not, as you like. 1. SELECTING 1 OR 2 PLAYERS =========================== Click…

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Moonstone: A Hard Day’s Knight

Moonstone: A Hard Day’s Knight

Published by: Mindscape Developed by: Rob Anderson Released: 1991 Also for: MS-DOS Knights, dragons and druids you say? Sounds like a good old-fashioned medieval fantasy adventure game. Fun for all the family, right? In 1991, before the days of Mortal Kombat video games weren’t particularly bloodthirsty. This was partly due to Nintendo’s aversion to any form of violence in their games and the rise of Sonic, Mario and the many similarly cartoonish franchises that followed. Unlike consoles, games made for home computers didn’t have their content restricted by the hardware vendor…

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The Way We Played

The Way We Played

About the book Click here to support the Kickstarter From 1985 to 1993 home computing ruled the roost in the UK, with the likes of the ZX Spectrum and the Commodore Amiga offering the kind of experiences not available on other platforms. The Way We Played is a beautifully produced, hardback, full colour art book that celebrates this golden era of gaming, exploring a unique time when multi-platform development could lead to vastly different versions of the same game being produced to match the limitations of the hardware. No. 1…

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Dyna-Blaster Aka Bomber Man

Dyna-Blaster Aka Bomber Man

Published by Ubi Soft Entertainment Software Developed by Hudson Soft Company, Ltd. Released 1991 Also For Atari ST, DOS, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16 The consoles and arcade smash hit Dyna Blaster: now on your computers… Place your bombs skillfully to protect you from the enemies. Collect the icons to get more bombs and larger or programmed explosions.   64 levels, various and colourful screens. Up to 5 players (with Adaptor which is included)   Review: I owned this game on the Amiga 500. And I had never played Bomber Man and…

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Hurrican – A Turrican Clone – Free Download

Hurrican – A Turrican Clone – Free Download

Hurrican is a real retro Indie game based on Turrican. When originally being interviewed by this site I was asked if I would like to see a game reviewed. I said “Do a review on Turrican”. Has it been done? Tut Tut!! What was Turrican you may ask. Well read this. “The lost colony of Alterra is a completely man-made lifeworld abandoned long ago in a nearby galaxy. Alterra is actually five colonies in one. Each self-contained habitat has been separately bio-engineered by a powerful ecosystem generation network known as…

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4D Boxing

4D Boxing

Published by Mindscape International Ltd. Developed by Distinctive Software, Inc. Released 1991 Platforms Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98 Released in 1991 4D Boxing was an excellent sports simulation that was revolutionary for its use of Polygon graphics which at the time really turned heads. The graphics were remarkable with very accurately modelled fighters who moved in a very realistic manner, the sound effects were really good (especially the sound when one of the boxers were knocked down) and the overall presentation was really impressive. The aim of the game…

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Magic Pockets

Magic Pockets

Published by Renegade Software Developed by Bitmap Brothers, The Released 1991 Platforms Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS Released in late 1991 for a variety of machines including the Amiga 500 Magic Pockets was a really fun 2d Platform game developed by the Bitmap Brothers. You control a young man named “The Bitmap Kid” who owns a magic pair of trousers with an unlimited amount of space in the pockets. In these pockets “the Bitmap Kid” keeps all his toys and some assorted creatures, sadly one day these creatures decide to run away…

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