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Ballerburg

When browsing through lists of PSone hidden gems the names are all too familiar, with quirky Japanese titles such as Bishi Bashi Special and Incredible Crisis abound…

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Pilotwings

Pilotwings, at first glance this game looks like a simple flight sim…

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Breakout

Now, the reason I love this game is more the history of it as much as the actual game itself…

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Shadowfire

What most impressed me about Shadowfire was the fact that enabled you to pretend just for a few hours that your ZX Spectrum was a new fangled Macintosh…

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Flight Simulation

Flight Simulators are clearly popular with the Retro Gamer readership… my previous game review of Flight Simulator II for the PC currently (correct at time of writing) the game has a rating of 2…

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Stonkers

I've never been a fan of the strategy genre, i personally like games where i don't have to read the instruction book and can get into them quickly…

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Tomahawk

I had a bit of a thing about helicopters when I was a boy of ten…

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Lunar Lander

I liked this game so much in the late 70’s and early 80’s that I spent 5 hours of my time with a programming book typing a listing into my ZX81 that purported to be the same game…

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Crystal Castles

Atari have given us some of the finest arcade games of all time, with the likes of Paperboy, Centipede and of course, Pong…

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Military Madness

While you probably know the TG-16 for it's shoot 'em ups, this is one of the finest strategy games of the 8-bit era…

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Cannon Fodder

You take charge of a squad of soldiers between 1 and 8 then split them into 3 groups…

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Crue Ball

If you play Crue Ball for five minutes, you will absolutley hate it…

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Civilization

Civilization is a game with a vast scope for playability; indeed I dread to think how many hours I have spent (and indeed still spend) on this turn based strategy in the last sixteen years since its release on the Amiga…

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F-19 Stealth Fighter

As a product, this hits all the right buttons right from the start, with a heavy Microprose big box and its glossy outer sleeve: inside the box you find a keyboard overlay(believe me, essential), large colour maps of the four areas of conflict, and a thick manual – a fondly remembered feature of Microprose games…

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Flight Zero-One Five

Here we have a flight simulator for the C16, well sort of…

The cassette cover boasts ‘Full sound and colour’, which is true enough, but what the simulation lacks, more importantly, is almost any sort of graphics…

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Cubit

This is the standard of game that has given Amsoft a less than favourable name…

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Admiral Graf Spee

Here is quite a good game that was outside of the usual arcade games that Amsoft was producing…

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Codename Mat

Here is another good Amsoft game and one that I have spent many hours playing…

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Frontier: Elite II

Where do you start! Frontier was a sequel to Elite, a space trading game awesome in it's scope at the time…

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Paradroid 90

I loved Paradroid on the mighty C64, and when I upgraded to the ST  and heard about the upcoming Paradroid 90 I nearly wet myself! Imagine my disapointment when magazine reviews only gave review scores in the late 70's or low 80's when i was expecting 99…

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Grand Theft Auto II

After the massive and controversial hit that was Grand Theft Auto, the sequel was one of the most eagerly anticipated games of 1999…

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Turtle Bridge

After the brilliant article on the Nintendo "Game and Watch" series in RG 55, it reminded me of a friend at primary school who's older brother was an avid collector of the classic handheld LCD Nintendo games…

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Tower of Babel

Now this is a creative and fascinatingly addictive strategy game!

Forget the weird background story, the important thing is the challenging gameplay: somewhere in the future, in a surreal landscape full of towers, you take control of three robots: a zapper, a grabber and a pusher…

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Cannon Fodder

If theres one thing makes me happy, its when games that were released on computers are ported to consoles with a good end result…

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A-Train

Originally the third of a series of Japanese games developed by Artdink called ‘Take the A-Train’, but renamed simply ‘A-Train’ for its Western release…

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Aerowings

Being a flight-sim enthusiast, I picked this game up despite the rather tepid reception it garnered on release…

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Computer Scrabble

How good is Computer Scrabble? I'm multitasking between this write-up and playing the game, that's how good…

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Advance Wars

Nintendo and Intelligent Systems planned their attack with diligent precision…

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Master Chess

Computers were made for playing chess, and every computer system deserves a good chess game…

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Pac Man & Ms Pac Man

Pac Man is often forgotten in its gameboy platform, possibly as it was the only version released not in colour, although it was re-released on the Game Boy Color in 1999 and also later versions in "Namco Museum" on the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS…

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Alleyway

Marking one of the first appearances of mario on the Game Boy (alongside Super Mario Land) this is one of the all time classics for the console…

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Pinball Fantasies

Only eight months after their super smash hit PINBALL DREAMS, the guys from 21st Century Entertainment brought us the next brilliant pinball game!

Again you could choose between four different tables: "Speed Devils" has to do with racing and cars, "Stones'n'Bones" is a kind of update of the brilliant horror-themed table of the predecessor, "Billion Dollar Gameshow" is – you may have guessed it – all about gameshows and finally "Partyland" looks like being taken from an amusement park…

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Fruit Machine

This was another of the Amsoft games that alot of people got free with their machines…

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