Retrospectives

Music upload – Project X (Amiga) - I have to say that I’ve always had something of a love-hate relationship with Project X. Of course, I’m talking about the side-scrolling spaceship shooter developed and published by Team17 for the Amiga in 1992, and not the completely unrelated …
Music upload – Pinball Dreams – Nightmare table (Amiga) - Ah, Nightmare! It’s easily my favourite of the four tables from Pinball Dreams, and not just because of my gothic sensibilities. Well, actually, that is a large part of it! But I just absolutely love Olof Gustafsson’s deliciously spooky music, …
Music upload – Footballer of the Year (Amstrad CPC) - There are just some tunes that you can never completely get out of your head, no matter how much time passes. For me, one of the repeat offenders is the theme music to the 1986 video game Footballer of the …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Do you remember… the music from RoboCop on the Speccy? - 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. I’ve only more recently gotten into emulating the ZX Spectrum, so it’s almost …
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 …
A Gremlin in the Works Book Review | Gaming Respawn - 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 …