Top Links

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Episode 14 - Kikstart 2 (Commodore 64)

Part 2 of our Christmas/New Year special double whammy. We look at the Kikstart games on the Commodore Plus 4 and Commodore 64. For this episode, Stuart introduces Kieran to Kikstart 2.

Happy New Year, and we hope you have a wonderful 2017

Episode 13 - Kikstart (Commodore Plus 4)

Part 1 of our Christmas/New Year special double whammy.  We look at the Kikstart games on the Commodore Plus 4 and Commodore 64.  For this episode, Stuart introduces Kieran to the original Kikstart

Happy new year, and we hope you have a wonderful 2017

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Episode 12 - Buggy Boy (Commodore 64)

Stuart introduces Kieran to one of his favourite driving games from his childhood.  Buggy Boy on the Commodore 64

Thursday, 27 October 2016

A Temporal Shift

I'm so pleased that my copy of "A Temporal Shift" by Uncle Art (aka David Lowe) has arrived.
An awesome selection of remakes of some of David's best songs from his days working on old 8-bit and 16-bit games.
Of course, for me the highlight of the entire album is the orchestral recording of the theme tune to Frontier - Elite 2.  Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, it's a remarkable piece which makes the song sound the way it was supposed to be.
Highly recommended to all

Carry On Raiding

I do like playing with my Lara Croft... And now we have this great book too!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Happy 20th Tomb Raider.

Friday 25th October 1996 - I remember that day well.  Immediately after finishing work, I went straight over to Electronics Boutique in Basildon Town Centre to buy this highly anticipated game, and once I got home and fired up the PlayStation, I was addicted and didn't put it down until I had finished it.
What's tough to believe is that this in now considered by me to be 'retro', and yet once you get over the blocky graphics, the game still plays very nicely today.
It's also another reminder of how old I am feeling/getting.  I was only 19 years old at the time when I, along with millions of others started playing with Lara (and saying goodbye to what little social life I had at the time). 
Ahhh, the memories.
Happy 20th Tomb Raider and Lara Croft.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Episode 11 - Donkey Kong (Arcade)

Stuart finds an excuse to use The Goodie's Funky Gibbon as a backing track as he introduces Kieran to Donkey Kong (and doesn't do a great job).  Enjoy episode 11!

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Episode 10 - Lotus III The Ultimate Challenge (Commodore Amiga)

Stuart introduces Kieran to the classic racer on the Commodore Amiga, and also risks a tenner!  Enjoy our feature length 10th episode! (it's only feature length because we got carried away playing the game!)

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Freescape Collection

Happy happy happy. After nearly 25 years, I've now finally completed my Freescape collection! Classic virtual reality at its (1fps) best!
I really want to introduce these to Kieran, but I'm afraid he is going to find them too slow.
One day maybe!!

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Episode 9 - Treasure Island (Commodore Plus 4)

Stuart and Kieran go in search for hidden treasure and play a classic game from 1985 - Treasure Island on the Commodore Plus 4.


Sunday, 28 February 2016

Episode 8 - Streetbeat (Commodore 64)

Stuart introduces Kieran to one of his favourite childhood computer games on the Commodore 64.  A little known game called Streetbeat (which itself is a re-release of a game called Ghettoblaster). 
May the funk be with you!

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Episode 7 - Trashman (Commodore 64)

Are you getting tired of flight, train, lorry, farming, and goat simulators?  How about a Rubbish Man Simulator?  Stuart and Kieran play "Trashman" on the Commodore 64 and try hard not to burst out in to song and sing "My old man's a dustman"...

Enjoy :D

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Episode 6 - Outrun (Arcade and Playstation 2)

Just me, Kieran, a Ferrari Testarossa, an open road, and some random bloke who keeps getting hit by his abusive girlfriend whenever he crashes.  Yep, it's Outrun.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Episode 5 - Lemmings (Commodore Amiga)

Our first episode of 2016.  Kieran gets to choose the game for this edition of the Retro Game Boys.  This time it's Lemmings for the Commodore Amiga
Let's Go!