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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 ...

FatNicK Reviews Stuff: Antstream Retrogaming Streaming Service

Whether its the sheer mortal terror of a thousand red bodies angrily devouring flesh and bone or the more mundane worry of having endless ravenous insectoids trample your picnic; the thought of streaming ants has – historically – not been a pleasant one. That’s all Read More ...

Forestal Foreteller – The Spectrum Versions

Because FatNIck knows what makes commercial sense, here’s a piece of Sharp x68000 music covered using the sound hardware of the zx spectrum – both 48k and 128k. There isn’t really much to say about this one really. I was playing the ominously titles “Genocide Read More ...

FatNicK Reviews Stuff: Bits and Pieces A History of Chiptunes

I’m pretty surprised that its taken me so long to get round to reading this book myself, to be honest, but here it is: A quick review at Kenneth McAlpine’s scholarly examination of the history of chiptunes. I suppose the first thing that needs to Read More ...

Dreamcast SD Adaptors: Are They any Good?

The cold embrace of death, eh? It comes for us all eventually, but for some – in this case CD-based games consoles – it comes quicker than most. While older cartridge-based machines will keep going until either their capacitors go pop or the universe falls Read More ...

Jonestown Politics

As i write this on the 13th of March 2019, the United Kingdom is on the precipice of a peacetime crisis on a scale beyond the comprehension of anyone who’s younger than about ninety. The two main political parties are fiddling about, each looking to Read More ...

The Xbox 360 Will Never be Retro (a tedious classification post)

Ok, I’ll have to admit it – as someone who fits in the relatively uncommon venn diagram between history and retrogaming, I probably let myself ponder the question of what exactly retrogaming IS a little too much. Why does it matter? after all, it’s just Read More ...

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Latest Releases

Forestal Foreteller – The Spectrum Versions
Jonestown Politics
TNBTS
Endless Journey
Whirlwind (1-Bit Version)
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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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