Sunday, January 21, 2024

Game Covers - Last Ninja 2 (Commodore 64)

Once beaten, but not destroyed, the evil Shogun Kunitoki used all his mystic powers to transport himself through time and establish a new empire of tyranny in modern day Manhattan.

In fear of Kunitoki's growing powers, the arcane gods used all their wisdom to bring you, the Last Ninja, across the abyss of time and confront your arch-enemy once more.

You arrive in this frightening and awesome modern world bringing nothing with you save your intelligence, skill and cunning and a burning desire for vengeance.

Will this be the final battle? Can you vanquish Kunitoki once and for all?

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Friday, January 19, 2024

Time flies

We're whizzing through this year.  That's 5% done already.  We'll be Christmas shopping in no time.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Now That's What I Call Stuart's Favourite Music 83 - Pet Shop Boys - I'm With Stupid

I've always liked this great track by the Pet Shop Boys.  It was released as a single from their ninth studio album, Fundamental back in 2006, and it peaked at number 8 in the UK charts.

The accompanying music video features Little Britain stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas pretending to be the Pet Shop Boys, with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe bound to their seats and forced to watch.

A great tune.

Game Covers - Vendetta (Commodore 64)

Your brother, a highly regarded professor who works for the Ministry of Defence, has pulled you through a personal hell. If it wasn't for him, where would you be after your heroic career in the army came to an abrupt end. A one-time war hero, you had put your unit on the map. You were the best and they knew it. A role model to all the young rookies. Your methods, though questionable, got the right results. However, your type worried the men at the top: "no man is bigger than the job", you had to go...

Intent on obtaining the secret formula your brother has devised for developing the ultimate weapon, a blood-thirsty terrorist gang has kidnapped him and his daughter. The same terrorist syndicate you had dispersed in Salgon some years previously.

Your work now seemed incomplete... You have to squash them once and for all...

The police think you were involved in the kidnapping, so you must also endeavour to clear your name.

Your paramilitary skills will be tested to the full. With your own personal collection of weaponry and an elite weapon system installed in your Ferrari F40, your strategic mission unfolds across the country,

There are docklands, army camps, airports and parks, all linked with hazardous driving sections where possible death looms with every turning and every new piece of the puzzle solved.

This had become personal. This is now a VENDETTA.


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Sunday, January 14, 2024

Game Covers - The Trap Door (Commodore 64)

Somewhere in the dark and nasty regions where nobody goes, stands an old and spooky castle-home of the Bad Tempered Thing. In the dark lower regions of the castle, Berk grudgingly slaves away carrying out the orders of the Thing. To win his ultimate reward - a safe full of loot - Berk has to complete up to five bizarre tasks (four in Learner mode) quickly and accurately before the Thing's anger boils over. Each task is completed when Berk sends his offering Upstairs on the dumb waiter and the Thing accepts it.

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

Time flies

Yes, I've made an Excel spreadsheet to tell me how far into the new year we are at (in percentages of course).  Yes, I know I'm sad.

That's 3% of 2024 done already.  It'll be Christmas again in no time.

Sunday, January 07, 2024

Virtual Lands End to John o'Groats - Part 1

In the two weeks since I got my exercise bike, I've managed 90.42 miles.  I've decided to record my progress via a virtual bike ride from Lands End to John o'Groats.  Yes, I know it's not 100% accurate, but it's close enough, and I'm really proud of myself for getting this far!  I slacked a bit while my Mum and Dad were visiting, but I'm back at it again.

I do plan to reach John o' Groats at some point in 2024!