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Retro Review: Chase HQ (Zx Spectrum)

On reflection, it’s probably a minor miracle that the world ever persuaded us that £40 to £50 cartridge games were the way to go. Back in the early 90s, you could probably count yourself lucky if Father Christmas slyly dropped one or two video games in your stocking. For the Christmas of 1989, however, the FatNicK house ended up with a grand total of five new titles to play. Blimey. Read More ...

Playstation Classic:Where on Earth is Wipeout?

Egad! I pop off on holiday for a couple of weeks and Sony go and release a full list of the titles they’re baking into the Playstation classic. Needless to say, the list has proved to be a little bit divisive. In fact, given that Read More ...

5 Of The Best Places To Look For Retro Games

  Those of us who love retro gaming tend to be insatiable. There’s just a certain quality to older video games that’s almost inexplicably satisfying, no matter how beautiful and sophisticated modern video games may become. Additionally, a lot of retro games can be played Read More ...

TNBTS

What could be better than the best song ever written being performed on the best gaming hardware ever made? This is a version of the B.E.R. track ‘The Night Begins to Shine’ lovingly reproduced for the Sega Megadrive (with some guitar samples from the Nintendo Read More ...

In Pursuit of Power Drift

    Does any game own its genre as effectively as Mario Kart? Sure, the more po-faced among the racing brigade might draw influence from other (more realistic) avenues, but if you’re looking towards making a light-hearted kart racer, it’s impossible to avoid the touch Read More ...

“IRQ: 7” – The Complicated World of early MS-DOS Sound Options

Modern games consoles, eh? With their bundled hard drives and insatiable hunger for game patches, they’re effectively just user-friendly PCs aren’t they? Yes, even you over there in the corner, Mr Switch. Hang on though! When you think about it, the inverse is also true. Read More ...

Endless Journey

This is the theme from the online Vector graphics-based driving game Vector Highway (play it here now: ) , I composed this track to be evocative of the experience of tuning in and out of different radio stations on long inter-state car drives, and wrote Read More ...

Introducing Vector Highway

  A good while ago now I started a series of blog posts about my adventures with Unity. I quietly retired that series when it became obvious that writing about game development with clarity and precision was probably as hard as the development itself, but Read More ...

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Latest Releases

TNBTS
Endless Journey
Whirlwind (1-Bit Version)
Modulated Frequencies
Hermit Kingdom
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Latest Game

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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