Deviants

In order to accomplish your mission, you must locate and arm each bomb whilst avoiding or shooting the green, zombie- like creatures (presumably the Deviants themselves) wandering around, going about ...

DeathSpank

What though actually helps raise DeathSpank above the soup of mediocrity that are Diablo-clones, for let's face it that's what it really is, is the combination of a unique presentation and a generous ...

Eric and the Floaters

I personally hadn't even heard of it until recently and I'm a big fan of the series, but yes, this is the first ever Bomberman game! However, rather than taking control of White Bomber, or indeed a bo...

Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection

Anyway. Namco’s Museum is an almost decent (budget) collection of some classic, some not so classic and a few pointless games, hoping to please retro gamers, to teach new gamers some old tricks, to ...

Morph

One of the most appealing things about Morph, at least initially, is the graphics. They really are quite lovely. Moprh himself is fairly basic in appearance but is pretty well animated, nicely defined...

The Caves of Doom

Simon reviews the extremely hard platformer The Caves of Doom for ZX Spectrum....

Chronos

Simon reviews the lost shooter from ZX Spectrum: Chronos....

180 Darts

There are eight humorously-named computer players in all who you'll face in a random order with the exception of the final opponent, Jammy Jim. Apart from him, none of them have set skill levels and t...

Thunder Force Series

Although now known as a horizontally-scrolling shooter series, the Thunder Force games didn't start out like that. Sure, TF2 featured both overhead and side-viewed levels, the overhead ones were dropp...

Maniac Mansion review

If I mention the name of the game and the score, it's obvious that all the old bastards such as myself will nod their heads in understanding and move away to other, more recent or less well known game...

Fury of the Furries review

The further you go the more time you'll spend planning on how to complete each level since often you'll find yourself with only one or two of these fur-balls available and sometimes not even through t...

Frontier (a.k.a. Elite II)

Frontier is a game of undefined genre. It's a wild mixture of simulation, strategy with adventure and role playing elements. And as much as it seems that this kind of mix'n'match would not work out it...

UFO: Enemy Unknown

UFO or X-COM as they call it in the US is a product built upon the idea that could've easily been transformed into three different, smaller games. First of, there's the strategy – Globe View – in ...

Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight review

Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight is an action hack'n'slash game with role playing elements in fantasy medieval setting developed and released by Mindscape in 1991 & 1992 on Amiga and PC respectively. Bot...

Superfrog review

Arguably SNES displayed the most – 256 colors on the screen at once in its games and Genesis – 64, whilst Amiga in most cases only 32. Superfrog and mastermind geniuses of evil – Team17 – behi...

Stunts (a.k.a. 4D Sports Driving)

The game that changed the genre, revolutionized it & was years ahead of its time... The game that many loved and still love to this day... Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you... Stunts!...

Rick Dangerous & Rick Dangerous 2

I realized I cannot review Rick Dangerous without taking a look at Rick Dangerous II - as these games are like Star Wars - sure, you can watch one and have fun but until you've seen them all you know ...

Blackthorne (a.k.a. Blackhawk)

I went through Blackthorne like a hawk goes through freshly caught rabbit – with blood on my claws and madness in my eyes. I didn’t follow the back story much though but I had fun regardless, whic...

Exile

The player takes control of a space-adventurer Mike Finn who is ordered by his superiors on Earth to divert his spacecraft to the planet Phoebus to investigate the distress calls broadcast by the memb...

Jaguar XJ-220

As far as I go, I've played and beaten this game through about 20 times. I have however played this game over 100-200 times. The problem this game has is that you can save your progress but it's RISKY...

Another World

Music is absent from most of the game except during the intro and ending. Although we are used to having most games playing music most of the time, in real life we don't go around hearing a theme song...

Rise of the Triad

ROTT had various weapons as well including pistols, machine guns, missile launchers and magic weapons. Of course, one of the coolest things was blasting an enemy into chunks and watching eyeballs fly ...

Aztec Challenge (c64) review

Basic and obvious joystick controls. The fire button usually either makes you jump for some of the stages. Some stages have different kinds of jumps that vary in height/length. These are done by pushi...

Lazy Jones

The difficulty is rather the same overall, although most of the enemies do kill you if you touch them once. I've had instances where I die simply by the game spawning an enemy as soon as I leave a doo...

Master of Orion

The game consists of you taking turns (non-simultaneous) with your rivals, managing your planets' development, research directions (allows multiple research projects at a time vs 1 in later space empi...

Techno Cop

Truth be told the graphics were pretty bad even for the late 80’s. Both the driving and side scrolling part of the game used the same backgrounds over and over with very little changes. Each level w...

The Amazing Spider-Man (Amiga)

One thing that freaked me out was the health meter on the Amiga display. It showed a picture of Spider-Man on the side standing tall in his costume. When you would take damage his body would slowly fa...