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Holiday!

Whoops. Sorry It’s been a bit quiet around here hasn’t it? I know it’s normal to announce these things in advance, but I’ve been on Holiday! Back in the middle of October the long-suffering Mrs FatNick and I loaded our little FatNicks into a plane, Read More ...

I wasn’t enamored with the Sega Dreamcast

Originally, I wasn’t enamored with the Sega Dreamcast. In fact, it’s a bit strange I even remember my first encounter, really: While my first encounters with new hardware generations were generally outlook-changing, my first look at the Dreamcast was a bit of a damp squib. Read More ...

Nothing New in the Villlage: The 35 Year Old Ancestors of Untitled Goose Game

Everyone loves the Untitled Goose Game. I love the Untitled Goose Game. If you haven’t played the untitled Goose Game, you should play the Untitled Goose Game: A stealth game that follows in the footsteps of Metal Gear Solid and Hitman, Goose Game’s masterstroke is Read More ...

Joystick Wagglers: Were Left Handed Control Sticks an Industry Conspiracy?

Have you ever wondered why arcade control sticks were always placed to the the left of the buttons? To be honest I’d never given it much thought until I saw this tweet the other day: Have you ever noticed that no matter what arcade game Read More ...

Final Fight: the Zx Spectrum Versions

I noticed the basic ZX Spectrum version of well-known Capcom beat ’em up “Final Fight” didn’t really have much of a soundtrack…so I decided to make one myself! This album features the original bleeps and blerps of the ZX Spectrum’s Ay-3-8912 sound chip playing 4 Read More ...

The Surprisingly Modern Cult of Horace

All good things come to an end. In my case this turned out to be the relatively cushy storage solution i had for all of my old Spectrum gear. Still, silver linings and all that: One of the big advantages of having to get your Read More ...

Carjacking down Memory Lane: Returning to The Getaway’s Digital London in 2019

This article was originally posted over at https://www.gametripper.co.uk. Why not head over there and see what lovely articles they have ready for you to read right now? (well, after you’ve read this one obviously) When is a game not a game? The usual response to Read More ...

8-Bit Showdown: How popular were the Master System and the NES in the UK?

When it isn’t doing is it’s upmost to sabotage Western democracy, one thing that can be said for Facebook is that it does have some of the friendliest retro communities on the internet. A few weeks ago one particular discussion caught my eye: how popular Read More ...

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Final Fight: the Zx Spectrum Versions
Forestal Foreteller – The Spectrum Versions
Jonestown Politics
TNBTS
Endless Journey
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Vector Highway

  For others there is the destination.    For you there is only… Vector Highway.   Set on a straight and decidedly abstract stretch of computer-generated road, Vector Highway is a traditional arcade score chaser where the aim is to survive as long as possible. Featuring Read More ...

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