Thursday, April 28, 2022

Game Covers - Express Raider (Commodore 64)

THE COIN-OP SENSATION FROM DATA-EAST

Just like in the classic Wild West films of old, you'll be in the thick of the action right from the start!  Hold-ups, robberies and rooftop fights, Express Raider has them all!





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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Now That's What I Call Stuart's Favourite Music 54 - Tears For Fears (Everybody Wants to Rule the World)

Here's another song from Tears for Fears, and probably one of their most well-known tracks.  I loved this song when growing up in the 80s and it will always remind me of a great 80s comedy flick called "Real Genius" that starred a young Val Kilmer and featured the song playing over the credits at the end (and a house full of popcorn!)

The song was released in March 1985 as a single from their second studio album "Songs from the Big Chair" and peaked at number 2 on the UK charts a month later.

This song is one of the defining new-wave/synth-pop tracks of the 1980s and is one of my all-time favourite songs.

Enjoy.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Game Covers - Jack the Nipper II (Commodore 64)

The country has had enough.  It can take no more of the devilish pranks and obnoxious behaviour of darling little Jack!  Banished to Australia, our favourite little horror jumps plane (well what do you expect?) to land in deepest darkest Jungleland.  What havoc he goes on to create is limited only by your imagination.  Maybe there's something there that fancies being mugged...   bitten...  spat at or pinched.  As ever poor man and dad dutifully follow their nauseating little offspring.




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Game Covers - Mario Bros (Commodore 64)

Mario Bros from Nintendo for your home computer!  From the arcade original featuring Fireballs, Sidestepper, Shellcreeper and Fighterfly.  Flip those pests and kick'em off the pipes, but don't lose your footing on those slippery floors.  Play as a team or against each other, either way, you're in for a scream with Mario and Luigi - the MARIO BROS.




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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Game Covers - Grand Prix Circuit (Commodore 64)

Experience the Power, the Performance, the Passion!

Grand Prix Circuit whisks you into the exclusive world of Formula 1 racing.

Race on 8 legendary Grand Prix courses including Monaco, Hockenheim-Ring and Silverstone.  Compete against 9 world-class drivers, each with their own individual driving characteristics.  Select from 3 distinctive car configurations and drive for the famous McLaren, Ferrari or Williams teams.

From your cockpit, special indicators show your location on the track, lap number, current position and race time.  Dual rearview mirrors keep tabs on that competitor, nipping at your spoiler.  Time your pit stop perfectly because split seconds separate the World's Best from the 'Also-rans'.

From the people who brought you TEST DRIVE.










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Game Covers - Speedball (Commodore 64)













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Monday, April 18, 2022

Game Covers - Shadow of the Beast (Commodore 64)

Fight your way through many different regions in order to reach the heart of the enemy's fort and face your ultimate adversary!













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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Game Covers - Batman The Caped Crusader (Commodore 64)

Gotham City...   Threatened now by the lawless exploits of those two arch criminals - The Penguin and the Joker.  The situation is becoming critical...  In the Batcave Batman figures out a plan to first put an end to the demented squawkings of that overweight birdbrain...  The Penguin.

Later at the Gotham City Fairground Batman hears the cries for help of his colleague Robin...  But wait...  The Fairground...  The Ghost Train...  The Fun House.....  An awesome revelation, a terrifying truth begins to emerge...  This could only be the work of....  The Joker.











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Game Covers - Quartet (Commodore 64)

When terrorists overrun and capture a space colony, there's only one course of action.  Send in the deadliest, most expert team of trained killers available.  Send in - the Quartet!  An action-packed arcade game for one or two players.






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Game Covers - Masters of the Universe (Commodore 64)

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE brings to life the deadly, eternal battle between good and evil, the prize being the Key to time travel and with it the title "Masters of the Universe".

You, as HE-MAN must search for the chords which make up the Key.  Only you can save Earth from domination as HE-MAN meets Skeletor in the battle for Eternia, the final chapter that will seal the fate of mankind forever.


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