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Thundercats

Thundercats… well, no I was not really interested in the cartoon, or the toys, I actually think I was too old for them, but the game?
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Exolon

This was one game I really did buy based on the review (from sinclair User)…

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Dragonia

Remember the days before the internet?  Before Ebay, Paypal and ordering everything online?  To be honest I don't know how I survived!  I ordered this game with a cheque written by my mum, having seen the advert in Sinclair User magazine…

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Winged Warlords

When I was on holiday and found a computer shop selling many Spectrum games for a pound I, of course, was very happy…

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Animated Strip Poker

Phwoar! If there’s one thing that really got me going in the 1980’s it was pixelated women, and what made it even sexier was that the girl was drawn in 256×192 pixels…

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Speed Duel

Are you as old as me? You see I’ve recently turned 40, and I can feel time’s icy grip on my shoulder (and hairline)…

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Pole Position

Pole Position was a great arcade game, and as a small(ish) child I really loved it…

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Avalon

It seems that in days of yore there was always an evil dark lord…

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Moon Cresta

Ahhh Cresta. Do you remember Cresta pop, it was advertised by a cool bear (you could tell he was cool because he had shades on). He also spoke a bit like the Fonz, and told you the drink was ‘frothy man’.
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Hysteria

The great thing about the ZX Spectrum is that there were so many good games that passed me by first time round.
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Zaxxan

I bet you can’t guess which game Zaxxan is a copy of? Give up? It’s Sega’s Zaxxon of course…

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The Pyramid

Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with Weird and Gilly… well that’s what David Bowie said…

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Elevator Action

In the eighties i loved Bond, i longed to go to exotic countries and have women falling at my feet, saving the world and defeating baddies would be an added bonus…

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Stainless Steel

I'm not sure how many times i've tried to save the world on a videogame, but i know i've tried more times than James Bond, alas i've failed more times than our martini drinking hero too…

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The Way Of The Tiger

Released in the mid 80's when Bruce Lee and Karate Kid films had us all wanting to be like our movie heroes, i went for the lazy option…

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Santa

“Ho, ho, ho!” 'Tis almost the most wonderful time of the year, etc and a grand chance to reminisce of Xmases gone by, specifically ones in the 1980s…

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Hyper Active

Cover tapes on the front of magazines are usually the signs of a formats impending demise…

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B.C. Bill

B.C. Bill was a game about a caveman. Cavemen were big in the 1980’s, there was Captain Caveman and… well there was Captain Caveman anyway
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3d Lunattack

I’ll start this review by saying that I like 3D Lunattack, not because of the wonderful gameplay involved in the game, but because it is another of those games that reminds me of my childhood…

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Kikstart 2

If you’re familiar with Trials HD on Xbox 360 Arcade, Motocross Maniacs on Game Boy or even Excitebike on NES (which pre dates this game by 3 years!)  then you can instantly understand the style and skills required for this rather brilliant game…
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Go to Hell

If you young kids think you invented controversial horror games, what with your Dante’s Inferno, Manhunt and Splatterhouse then think again…

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Bubbler

It’s always sad to see the decline of a great games company, particularly one as great as Ultimate – a company I revered all through my childhood… heck I still play Jetpac, Jetman and Knight Lore to this day…

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The Great Space Race

There were some games on the ZX Spectrum that were promised, hyped and never ever materialized… Psyclapse, Bandersnatch, the movie type Scooby Doo and Star Trek being some of the most famous…

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Knight Rider

If ever there was a TV programme made to be turned into a game, it was Knight Rider…

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Pedro

Picture the scene… you are a big software company in the eighties, all your staff have blown their money on women and helicopters, and your finances are shot…

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Fred

Fred really stirs up retro-gaming memories in me…

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Avenger

In the sequel to The Way of the Tiger, Yaemon the Grand Master of Flame is the villain of the piece…

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Abu Simbel Profanation

The protagonist, Johny Jones, have been mutated by the curse of Abu Simbel, becoming a strange creature that only conserves his enormous nose of his old appearance…

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Freddy Hardest

Freddy Hardest, the intergalactic playboy, was flying home from another party when he crashed his spaceship on the planet of Ternat…

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