I was quite young at the time, but one of the things indelibly etched on my mind from the days of owning a Speccy and an Amstrad, aside from screechy loading sounds, is the Gremlin Graphics logo. The bold green design, slanted rainbow and futuristic 3D lettering seemed to jump out at you from the cassette inlays that it graced. And it was absolutely everywhere.
That’s because Gremlin were one of the powerhouses of the British gaming scene that exploded during the mid-1980s, publishing and developing a tonne of games for a variety of 8-bit formats, including the much-loved Monty Mole and Thing On A Spring games, Jack the Nipper and Footballer of the Year (I still occasionally find myself humming Ben Daglish’s catchy theme tune in the shower).
Read more via Gaming Respawn at A Gremlin in the Works Book Review