Monday, 6 March 2017

Ultimate NES Remix 154 in One Multicart Review

Here's the complete games list that goes along side my YouTube review of the Ultimate NES/Famicom Remix multicart.

And here is the review itself.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

ABC 80 Hi-Res Demo

Another one of those "upvote for platform" type demos that wouldn't be that notable if it weren't for the extremely rare beast that it's released on. This time it's the ABC-80 a fairly deeply obscure Swedish machine from the late 70's, largely used in education and business. I wish I knew more about this machine then I could tell you how impressive this demo is, but as it's stands I'll just have to assume it is.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Take a look at the 100 Best Video Games 143 in 1

Another video from me, this time a review of a fairly new and interesting pirate multicart. It's certainly an interesting selection of games and has got to be one of the best multicarts you can buy. 
This is the complete list of games on the cart, some unusual choices and some pretty obscure games. 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Enterprise Demo: Genesis Project - First Contact

Another long forgotten platform that has been resurrected thanks to the demoscene, the Enterprise 128! According to the maybe not 100% accurate, but usually pretty good at this sort of thing, this is the first enterprise demo released since 1993! Coming in first in the oldskool compo at function this year, it's a very impressive demo to see on any 8-bit platform, especially one as under used as this. 
For those not familiar with the Enterprise, it was yet another British home computer released in the mid 80's and like so many of it's ilk that tried to compete with the ZX Spectrum/CPC/C64 etc, it didn't do so well. It seems to have been even less popular than the likes of the Dragon 32 and Jupiter Ace, languishing in almost as much obscurity as  the Camputers Lynx and Memotech MTX. For reasons that aren't entirely clear a lot of these machines ended up in Hungary where it seemed to have something of a following which gave birth to the aforementioned demos from the early 90s. 

This is a short vid I made a while ago showing off a few of the games available for the system, of which there is a surprising number, though many of them are direct ports of Speccy and CPC games.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Pac-Pac Commodore Plus/4 Pac-Man

Another Pac-Man clone? Surely the world has enough of these, we don't need another one! Well in this case, maybe we do. The trouble with Pac-Man clones, particularly ones on classic 8-bit systems, is that they tend to be absolutely awful. This version breaks the mold however, it's fast responsive, looks good and sounds good. All in all much better than the dire offerings that often get passed off as Pac-Man. It takes a few liberties with the format of original arcade game, but it's still clearly Pac-Man and worth a download if you like that sort of thing. 

Thursday, 7 July 2016

It's the demo season - With Spectravison and PC Engine!

Yep, it's that time of year again when demo parties start happening. Lots of interesting demos are on the way, but what's caught my eye are these two releases from the Edison 2016 party.

The first is this demo for the very obscure Spectravideo 328, another early 80's machine that has been largely forgotten about. This demo is pretty cool and looks rather MSXesque, which is no surprise as the Spectravideo 328 is apparently the system that the MSX standard was based on.

This demo is from a much more well known system, the good old NEC  PC Engine/ Turbogrfx, but it's still a system that doesn't get a lot of demo attention, so this is pretty cool too. It's an invite to the Datastorm 2017 party, early I suppose, but if this is a harbinger of what's to come then it may be worth waiting for. 

Monday, 13 June 2016

Wing Warriors - MSX Homebrew

I'm not sure exactly when this came out, but it's a new hombrew title for that often overlooked Japanese 8-bit computer the MSX. Although it suffers from that familiar jerky scrolling common to so many MSX games it still looks like a lot of fun and you can grab it here