Music upload – Fairlight (ZX Spectrum)

Another tune that has stuck with me from the 8-bit era is the intro music from Fairlight on the ZX Spectrum. Or, to give it its full title, Fairlight: A Prelude. Or, its even fuller title, FairLight: A Prelude: The Light Revealed. Hmm … I think I’ll stick with Fairlight for now. Fairlight is an…

Music upload – Exolon (ZX Spectrum)

So, I’m pushing on with migrating my retrogaming music playlist from SoundCloud to YouTube. One of my latest uploads is the fab little intro ditty from Exolon on the ZX Spectrum. Exolon is a space-themed run-and-gunner for the holy trinity of 8-bit home computers — the Speccy, Amstrad CPC, and Commodore 64. It was developed…

Cannon Fodder Music Video

One of my all-time favourite video game intros has got to be the one from Cannon Fodder. If you’re not familiar with Cannon Fodder, then you’re probably either too young or you’ve were living under a rock back in the early 90s. Either way, I demand that you immediately familiarise yourself with it! Cannon Fodder…

Do you remember… Xmas Lemmings?

In my sporadic “Do you remember…” series, I whack on some rose-tinted specs and wax lyrical about specific aspects of the classic and not-so-classic games of yesteryear. In recent years, it seems that every video game and his dog has to have some kind of seasonal tie-in. This December, I’ve been eviscerating deranged elves, reindeer…

Do you remember… the Amiga version of UFO: Enemy Unknown?

“Do you remember…” is a new (and probably highly sporadic) series where I whack on some rose-tinted specs and wax lyrical about specific aspects of the classic and not-so-classic games of yesteryear. UFO: Enemy Unknown (or X-COM: UFO Defense outside of Europe) is easily one of my favourite games of all time. There can’t be…