ZX81 Mazogs

ZX81 Mazogs Advert

Mazogs. Anyone who had a ZX81 probably had Mazogs too. In the early 80s, well 1981 to be exact, UK kids either had a Vic 20 or a ZX81. The ZX81 had Mazogs, a good reason to go for Clive Sinclair's machine. The Vic 20 had a great arcade reproduction of Pacman. Soon kids were hooked ...

Intellivision Video Game Console

Intellivision

Intellivison games were a real eighties icon released by Mattel in 1979. The graphics were awful but the game play was smart. So good that you can still purchase a retro gaming version today on Amazon If you are an avid gaming fan then Intellivision was the console to dream of in the eighties. Favourites included Super ...

Commodore PET

The Commodore PET

The Commodore PET was a huge computer which looked so space-aged that Star Trek in the 1960s would of been proud of it. The Commodore PET stood for the letters Personal Electronic Transactor. Remarkably the Commodore PET still has a thriving on-line community. From it's launch in 1977 of the first PET model called the 2001 made huge waves in the business ...

Classic arcade games

Classic arcade games

Classic arcade games are still a very big attraction 30 plus years on. So what are our Top 12 classic arcade games ever! This wasnt easy but in some ways we beleive the depending on how influential they were in the 5 to 10 year arcade window would provide us with the basis to judge. 1980 was the ...

Midway arcade

Midway arcade

Midway were responsible for some of the greatest arcade games of the 80s. Today we will review some of the all time great from the retro factory of Bally Midway Arcade Machines. There is only one real game that stands out for all the right reasons, as you uncle or aunty ask your neighbour or work colleague, ...

Escape from Colditz

Escape from Colditz Arcade Game

Escape from Colditz for the Amiga by Digital Magic Software Ltd. It is a fantastic adventure game that will keep you gripped for years and is available on several emulators. Released in 1991 the Amiga games is based on the Gibson Games board-game. You are in control of a team of 4 prisoners of war (POWs) – ...

Zx81 Catacombs

Zx81 Catacombs

In 1981 one game that had all atmosphere in a world of zero graphics was Catacombs by J.K. Greye. John K. Greye and Malcolm Evans set up a British software company after they met at a classical guitar club in Bristol in 1981. They produced computer games for the Sinclair ZX81 and ZX Spectrum home ...

Tin Can Alley

Tin Can Alley

The fun fair in your home! That was Tin Can Alley is an inexpensive electronic shooting game for kids and your dad. It was quite ahead of its time as it was one of the first toys to use infrared technology embedded inside a small plastic pistol or rifle. Of course it wasn't long before everyone was ...

Eureka!

eureka

Eureka! was an exciting 1984 computer game for the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum computers, developed by Ian Livingstone (famous for the Warlock of Fire top Mountain series of roll playing books) and published by Domark in 1984.   Eureka! is a text adventure set in European history. It consists of five parts, each of which has ...

Stylophone

Stylophone

Back in the seventies, When Rolf Harris appeared for several years as the Stylophone's advertising spokesman in the United Kingdom, everyone seemed to think there were a new found musician. Match of the day was being played by everyone on a Stylophone! The Stylophone was invented by Brian Jarvis in 1967. It was a stylus-operated synthesizer ...