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Rebel

Who can forget this little belter for the old speccy? Well I can't – even if everyone else can…

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Aliens

You know how you often hear jazz aficionados harp on about how ‘it’s all about the notes you don’t hear’? Well, excuse me a bit of my own pretentious goatee-stroking, but oddly enough, that’s how I feel about Aliens…

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Battle Command

Ocean supported the GS with several releases on cartridge, but this one makes good use of the extra memory available…

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Pac Mania

“If it aint broke, dont fix it” Never before have these words rung so true as with Pac Mania…

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Laser Squad

Somewhere in the mists of time, the Gollop brothers developed and coded the classic Rebelstar…

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Warlords

Back in the early 80’s, before Bomberman existed and when Mario Kart was not even a glint in Miyamoto’s eye, Atari released Warlords, arguably the originator of the multiplayer battle game…

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Nutter

There have been many controversial and un-politically correct releases throughout the history of gaming, but MRM’s Nutter must rank high among the earliest and most un-PC games of all time…

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KCMunchkin / Videopac 38 / Happelaar

Way back in 1982 (I was 12) pacman was a big hit in the arcades, that success resulted in quite a number of pacman versions on the various consoles that were out there at the time…

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Scud Hammer

I imagine this game is fairly unknown to most, and I only found it by mistake…

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Rik The Roadie

Life in the world of rock and roll isnt all its cracked up to be in this dire game…

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Lords of Midnight

  I expended over an hour writing a perfectly crafted 349 word write-up of LoM last night and when I uploaded it, it failed and I lost it all…

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Historyline 1914-1918

Set in World War I, this brilliant turn-based strategy game from German developer Blue Byte took the BATTLE ISLE formula further and enhanced it…

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The Horde

This is a somewhat forgotten action strategy game from Crystal Dynamics…

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UFO: Enemy Unknown

What a game !

The Gollop brothers at possibly there finest produced a game that is as good to play and as addictive as the day it was released…

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Archon

A truly timeless piece of software, Archon is rightly hailed as an action-strategy classic, effortlessly interweaving a Chess-like board-game dynamic with fantasy arcade-style action…

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Archon: The Light and the Dark

This is truly a classic and it was available for several different systems like Atari 8-BITs, Apple II, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga and even the NES in 1989!

Basically, ARCHON is a strategic game for one or two players where you make your moves on a kind of chess field…

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Tanx

Possibly the greatest freeware game ever release on the Amiga…

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Nuclear War

Where to start of this strange topically nuclear war based strategy game…

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North & South

This is one of the great Amiga classics but the game was also converted for DOS-PCs, MSX, Atari ST, C64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC…

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Dungeon Keeper

Until GTA: San Andreas came along, this real-time strategy game by Bullfrog was my favourite game of all time…

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Syndicate

Another brilliant game from legendary developer Bullfrog!

The game is set in a future where corporations rule and do everything to increase their power…

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Thrust

Probably the most successful export from the BBC after Elite, Thrust was ported to all of the other 8-bit computers of the time and has even had homebrew versions released on the Atari 2600 and Vectrex in recent years! The simple premise of the game – collect an orb with your spacecraft on each level and escape into the atmosphere – was matched by equally simple graphics and audio, leaving the finely-honed gameplay and increasing challenge of successive levels to keep the player enthralled…

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Dig Dug

Most people would probably not regard Dig Dug as highly as other Namco arcade classics like Pac-Man and Galaga, but there’s just something about it that I love…

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Dune II: Battle for Arrakis

When people talk about retro videogames, they tend to focus on 8-bit home computers, arcade games and consoles from Atari, Sega and Nintendo…

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