Do you like platformers? And what about games that really like to punish you? If you can answer both questions with ‘Yes’, Rick Dangerous by Firebird might be right up your alley. Continue reading
I was pleasantly surprised when I checked my stats last Saturday, to find out that I had a lot of visitors from Facebook. It seemed like someone shared a link to my Defender of the Crown article, but couldn’t find out who it was. I’ve just tried again, this time being successful (Google is my friend, y’know). Turns out Cinemaware themselves posted it on their Facebook page. If you’re interested, here the direct link to their post.
Thanks, Cinemaware. Much appreciated. 🙂
Command the Enterprise on a five-year mission to discover the cause of Federation ships turning renegade and put an end to it. Good luck, captain, you surely need it. Continue reading
“The Force will be with you”. Woah, you get greeted by a speech sample. And if you’re into vector graphics, you’ll be in heaven playing Star Wars by Domark. Vector graphics galore! Continue reading
Expand your realm. Raid castles. Lay siege to your enemies. Host glorious tournaments and become the champion. All this, and more, awaits you in Defender of the Crown. Continue reading
‘Yeaaaaaaaaaah‘… No, I’m not going slightly mad, that’s just what I thought every time I saw that picture as a kid. And I saw it many times, due to me playing that game quite a lot. Continue reading
It’s Sunday. And while most folks do either something productive or nothing, I write about one of the best Pac-Man clones out there. But hey, it’s a clone with a twist. Ladies and gents, this is Lady Bug. Continue reading
Sword of Fargoal is a great example that you don’t need fancy graphics to enjoy a game. And I always had a weakness for dungeon crawler with randomly generated floors. Continue reading
You prefer games with a sluggish frame rate? And you love it when the graphics look like someone secretly exchanged your Commodore 64 for a Spectrum? Then Chase HQ on the C64 is truly a game for you. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Continue reading
Ever dreamed of being a sheriff in a Wild West town? Then this is your chance to deal with wannabe gunslinger, saloon owners, outlaws and drunken doc’s. So welcome to Gold Gulch, the perhaps most infamous town in the West. Continue reading
Game: Batman The Movie | Year: 1989 >>> Watch it >>>
One thing I’ve noticed here on WordPress is, that there’s hardly any traffic over the weekends, at least on this very site. So, personally I came to the conclusion that it would be a waste to post something game-related1 during those days. But to fill the gap I decided to do something else and devote myself to the SID chip in the meantime. Game-related articles will be back on weekdays. Continue reading
Bryon, over at ‘Stir Fried Pixels’, was so kind to give me permission to reblog his article about one of his influential gaming moments, namely Seven Cities of Gold. Thanks again, Bryon.
Over at The Retro Years, author Soosh writes (mostly) about Commodore 64 games, which is the computing platform that I grew up on, and blame for my continued addiction to all things pixelated. It was my gaming machine of choice from around 1985-1990, and with the help of Compute! magazine, taught me how to code and to basically appreciate what this whole computing and gaming thing was all about.
I have great memories of the games that I played back then – everything from Ultima IV to Pool of Radiance to Caveman Ughlympics, and many in between. But none bring back memories quite as fondly as Seven Cities of Gold, which Soosh covered (and reminded me of) this past August.
For the uninitiated, Seven Cities of Gold is an adventure game developed by Danielle Bunten (of M.U.L.E. fame), and published by a then tiny (and considerably less evil) Electronic Arts. In…
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Oh look, this game got asteroids in it, but it’s not Asteroids. Nope, this one’s called Astroblast and is the Atari version of the Intellivision game Astrosmash. I just needed something simple after that tough Scarabaeus game, and simple it is. Continue reading
A space ship lands. An astronaut and his dog disembark and enter the building in front of them, seconds before the door closes. But what are they doing in there? Will they ever get out again? And why is this game called Scarabaeus? Continue reading
Ever wondered why your computer acts a bit funny on occasions, or even worse, crashes at certain times? I’ll tell you a secret. But first, sit down and take a deep breath. Ok. The secret? There’s someone living inside your computer! Continue reading