Showing posts with label Gaming. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gaming. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation 2 - Day 7

Star Trek Voyager Elite Force for the PC


"I didn't think I would like this because I don't watch Star Trek like my Dad, but I really enjoyed this 8/10"

#retro #retrogaming #startrek #eliteforce #isolation

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Next Gen Starts Here

Next Gen starts here.  It's a shame I've got to wait a week until I can play the bloody thing!  Where's the logic in releasing a game the week before the actual console to play it on. 

Oh well, only another week until I get my PS5!! Woohoo



Thursday, April 30, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 38

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 38
Thursday 30th April 2020

ESPN International Track & Field on the Playstation 2


"I like this game. The trickiest event is swimming, but my favourite is clay pigeon shooting (I beat my dad). 7/10" - Kayleigh

Friday, April 17, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 25

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 25
Friday 17th April 2020

Chuckie Egg for the Commodore 64



"Fun but I found the bouncing when jumping annoying! 6/10" - Kayleigh

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 19

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 19
Saturday 11th April 2020

Mini Golf for the Commodore 64


"I really liked this game, but the last hole was really hard. A solid 8/10" - Kayleigh

Monday, December 23, 2019

Gaming Memories - December 1989

Looking back at what I was reading and playing exactly 30 years ago this month, December 1989 was a good year for racing games on the Commodore 64. My Amiga owning friends might have had the eagerly awaited home version of Hard Drivin', but I had the Commodore 64 versions of Turbo Outrun and Stunt Car Racer, both of which scored higher than their Amiga counterparts between both Zzap and Commodore User reviews.

It was however around this time when I decided to ditch Commodore User in favour of the more C64 friendly Zzap 64/Amiga as my primary source of C64 news and goodness since Commodore User was aiming more for the Amiga market. Shame on them, as the C64 still had plenty of life left in it to last a few more years.




Saturday, August 10, 2019

Game Covers - Crazy Comets (Commodore 64)

The Universe is out of control, contracting into chaos.  Matter becomes energy in a cataclysmic chain reaction of the disorder.  Comets of fire cascade through the heavens - messengers of imminent doom.

Your mission: to restore order to the Universe by destroying chaos wherever it appears.

Your chances of survival: NIL.

...  and you thought the Apocalypse was gonna be bad!!!!

Crazy Comets - The Cover

Crazy Comets - The Inlay

Crazy Comets - The Tape

Friday, August 09, 2019

Game Covers - Knightmare (Commodore 64)

Welcome to the game....

This is the Time to end Time
This is the Time out of Mind
This is the Game out of Time
And the game to blow your Mind!

Knightmare - The Cover

Knightmare - The Inlay

Knightmare - The Tape

Game Covers - Dan Dare Pilot of the Future (Commodore 64)

One of the most famous comic strip heroes ever comes vividly to life in this superb arcade adventure.

With your faithful companions, you must defeat the Mekon and save the Earth.

"Dan Dare is a super cool game which deserves all the credit it gets!"  COMPUTER & VIDEO GAMES

"Dan Dare deserves an immediate Number One Spot".  PCW

Dan Dare - The Cover

Dan Dare - The Inlay
Dan Dare - The Tape

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Game Covers - Werewolves of London (Commodore 64)

Run rampage across the rooftops!  Get savage in the sewers!  Have a hairy fit in Hyde Park!  Spread terror in the tube stations!

Werewolves of London - The Cover

Werewolves of London - The Inlay

Werewolves of London - The Tape

Game Covers - Night Racer (Commodore 64)

A fast and furious rally through the forests of central Europe.  Foot to the floor, skidding round the bends, you must reach the checkpoint in time.  Through the gears power past the stragglers, the timer is flashing, just seconds left.  The checkpoint is only a bend away, will you make it or will it be curtains!

Joystick only
One player only

PROGRAM BY KEVIN GREEN

Night Racer - The Cover

Night Racer - The Inlay

Night Racer - The Tape

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Game Covers - Trailblazer (Commodore 64)

Thunder into the unknown at breakneck speed, pushing your reflexes to the limit in this exhilarating journey that is not for the faint-hearted.

Roll left, roll right avoiding the endless chasms that lay in and around the squares of mystery.  Go as fast as you dare, but beware the hazards as squares can speed you up and move you around seemingly at random, the quicker you can complete the course, the higher your bonus but the greater the risk.

Trailblazer - The Cover

Trailblazer - The Inlay

Trailblazer - The Tape

Game Covers - Die Alien Slime (Commodore 64)

You are the last human survivor aboard the search ship Taccia, in which a military experiment to breed self-reproducing alien killing machines has gone horribly wrong.  Your only path to freedom, an emergency shuttle, is only activated when the ship has been set to self-destruct

Die Alien Slime - The Cover

Die Alien Slime - The Inlay

Die Alien Slime - The Tape

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Game Covers - Amaurote (Commodore 64)

All alone in a city infested with killer insects - not a particularly enviable position to be in, but you have been selected to sort out the 2500 hi-res screens of the capital city of Paradise.

So get on with it...

JOYSTICK OR KEYBOARD
DESIGN BY JOHN PICKFORD OF BINARY DESIGN

Amaurote - The Cover

Amaurote - The Inlay

Amaurote - The Tape

Game Covers - Kromazone (Commodore 64)

Pilot a MantaRay class space fighter, through the testing challenges of the "Kromazone".  Only the best pilots can master this fearsome test.  Will you be the "Kromazone Hot Shot"? 

Featuring:  Fast moving action
Stunning three dimensional graphics
Excellent interactive animation

One or two player
Joystick only.

Kromazone - The Cover

Kromazone - The Inlay

Kromazone - The Tape

Game Covers - Back To Reality (Commodore 64)

Not so much an arcade adventure, more a way of destroying your social life.  Set inside an alien artifact this test of your powers of logic and deduction requires you to become immortal, switch universes and solve the most fiendish problems ever to keep you up nights!

It is challenging and addictive.  Start it at your peril.  Stopping might not be so easy

JOYSTICK OR KEYBOARD
WRITTEN BY STEVE ELWARD

Back To Reality - The Cover

Back to Reality - The Inlay

Back To Reality - The Tape

Game Covers - Con-Quest (Commodore 64)

A fully animated, 3-D icon driven, graphic adventure.  Save Oscar's soul from the torment of walking through the eternal fires of Hell.

Con-Quest - The Cover

Con-Quest - The (rather blank) Inlay

Con-Quest - The Tape

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Game Covers - S.O.S. (Commodore 64)

Despite getting not-so-great reviews in the computer magazines of the time, I thoroughly enjoyed this fun little isometric 3D adventure, although it is highly recommended to turn the sound off as it has one of the most annoying songs in a computer game playing throughout.

"One way to lose a good droid is to send it out to do something it isn't programmed for.  Biomech 1 (Sydney to his friends) is marooned in a very weird place all because his creator, the eccentric Foley, has a terrible memory.  If Sydney can't get back intact, Foley's boss will remove his kneecaps (Foleys not Sydneys that is).  Tell Syd how to get home in this 3D arcade adventure and save the taxpayer one billion dollars in the bargain!  3D ARCADE ADVENTURE FROM GEOFF FOLEY.

Wow, what an exciting back story!  Try it...  The game isn't bad at all, and was a bargain back in the day.

Interesting bit of useless information - The game was originally called "The Game With No Name"

S.O.S - The Cover

S.O.S. - The Inlay

S.O.S. - The Tape