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 …

Retro Review: Stellar Assault/Shadow Squadron

  One of the little-known facts about the 32x (although, thanks to it’s colossal commercial failure, most facts about the 32x are little-known) is that its a pretty good console for space combat games. Seriously –  they make up about 10% of the entire library. Read More …

Gig Review: Yuzo Koshiro & Motohiro Kawashima (Fabric 30/11/17)

    When it was announced that London nightclub Fabric had lost its license back in 2016, It definitely felt like the end of an era. I can’t say i’d exactly been a regular, but i’d had enough fun nights at the club to briefly Read More …

Fatnick’s Album of the Week: Sega Sound Unit [H.] – 1st Album

Though his soundtrack for Fatnick-favourite Outrun is widely lauded, Sega composer Hiroshi “Hiro” Kawaguchi sadly doesn’t receive the same respect as some of his more famous soundtrack composing peers. This is a bit of a shame: Not only does his extensive back catalogue include the Read More …