I’m doing it… yes, I’m doing it! It’s been ages, but finally here it is: A review (well, sort of) of a classic retro game. It’s time for some Commando. Continue reading
Damn you, Fallout 3!
Plans… plans always change.
Seriously. Here I was in late July, posting several articles for the first time in ages, planning to publish one or two posts every week… and then Fallout 3 came along. And yes, I do realise it got released about seven years ago, but never really had the chance to play it. Until now.
And oh boy, it’s eating up all of my spare time. Thing is, I kinda finished an article several days ago, but was so busy playing Fallout 3 that I haven’t even had the time to click that ‘Publish’ button.
So what do we learn from this? That Fallout 3 is hampering my productivity.
Playing Dwarf Fortress pt. 03
Seven dwarves debark in the middle of nowhere, with nothing more than some tools and their cheerful mood. What could possibly go wrong? (Hint: Don’t forget, it’s me who guides them) Continue reading
Playing Dwarf Fortress pt. 02
Well, more like an addendum to Part 1. Just some screenshots of my little fortress. Continue reading
Playing Dwarf Fortress pt. 01
Enough of this inactivity, it’s about time to get this site out of its slumber! So without further blabla, here’s me, stumbling through one of the most sophisticated games ever created: Dwarf Fortress. Continue reading
I’ll be back…
Right, it’s been some time [looks at date of last post].. umm… three months?! Holy cow! Well, been quite busy and just moved back to the UK, but seriously planning to post new stuff in the near future. So stay tuned (yes, the three of you).
Wolfenstein 3D [DOS]
Based on an old Apple II title, Wolfenstein 3D can be considered as one of the most influential games ever released. A title that kicked off one of the most popular genres. Continue reading
The Retro Years goes DOS
After writing mostly about Commodore 64 games, with the occasional ColecoVision or Atari 2600 title thrown in-between, I think it’s about time to broaden the field and include old DOS games as well. Now, it would be unwise to abandon the C64 altogether while there’s still so many classic games for that system I haven’t covered yet. But I need a bit of a change, hence my desire to write about some old PC titles in the future.
So next up will be indeed a DOS game, one which had quite an impact on release and could1 be described as the mother of all First-Person shooters.
- While technically not the first, it basically created the whole genre due to its popularity. ↩
Alien [Atari 2600]
And here the second game, a Pac-Man clone based on Alien, which is surprisingly good and better than the original port on the 2600, at least in my humble opinion. Part II of Pac-Manday. Continue reading
Pac-Man [Atari 2600]
After neglecting writing about console games for the past 20 years or so, here’s not one, but two for the Atari 2600. One is Pac-Man, the other one a clone. Welcome to Pac-Manday. Continue reading
Hot Wheels [C64]
Ever wanted to build your own dream car and roam through the city, without any pressure whatsoever? Hot Wheels by Epyx gives you the chance to do exactly that. Continue reading
Project Firestart [C64]
The year is 2061. Earth recently lost contact with the Prometheus, a research vessel orbiting Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. They send you in to find out what’s going on. Continue reading
Seven Cities of Gold Revisited
Instead of writing about a game I haven’t covered yet, I spent an awful lot of time in the last couple of days playing Seven Cities of Gold on an Atari 800 emulator. A game I’ve already covered here, while Bryon over at Stir Fried Pixels posted his own thoughts a while ago, as well. And… ‘wait, what? Atari 800? Why’s that?‘ you ask. Well, I’ve read that the original Atari 800 release is supposed to be the most ‘complete’ version of the game, so I was curious. And gee, I’m surprised I found time to get off the game to write this post, to be honest. (Don’t worry, Ultima IV, I’ll be back to complete my task to become the coolest Avatar dude there ever was). Continue reading
A Doom-like game on the Commodore 64? Really? I mean… seriously? Yup, and turns out, it’s actually pretty cool, considering the system you play it on. Oh, and it’s called Boom! Continue reading
Ultima IV [C64]
First of all, I feel stupid. Why? Because I can’t believe I never gave that game a chance back in the day. Sure, I did play it for a bit, but never really got into it, due to me not being into RPG’s at that time. More…
Just a quick update
In case anyone wondering about the recent lack of posts, I’m currently not in the right mood to write anything, due to life sucking a bit at the moment. But I started to revisit Ultima IV a couple of days ago, so that will be most likely my next post.
North & South [C64]
A bit of strategy, some action elements and guys in Blue and Grey fighting each other. That’s what you get with North & South, a light-hearted take on the American Civil War. Continue reading