Pitstop II – Epyx (1985) – Commodore 64 In 2018, it appears that we have lost a sub-genre or style of . One that all home gamers used to know well, but that now seems to have passed us all by.
“Le Man” (1982) Commodore If you’ve been reading these articles since the start, then you’ll know that I was a bit of a sucker for a good piece of box artwork back in the early days of home microcomputers. This
“TX-1” – Atari (1983) – Arcade Some people can remember exactly where they were when significant world events happened. I’ve always had a good memory so major events are still really clear in my mind. but I can also seem
“Star Rider” – Williams – (1983) – Arcade This game will always hold a very special place in my heart. I only played it once but it had such a powerful effect on me I spent many hours afterwards thinking
“Bump N Jump” – Data East – (1982) – Arcade version In 1984 a local caravan and theme park had new owners and re-opened. They had a few rides and a small video arcade. This was perfect for me and
“The Great American Cross Country Road Race” – Activision – (1985) – Commodore 64 Activision were a hot company during the Atari and Commodore era. From “Pitfall” to “Ghostbusters”, their stuff stood out on the shelf, in part
“Speed King” – Digital Integration – (1985) – Commodore 64 This was a little-known ‘sim’ motorbike racing game that a friend of mine lent me. It was published by the mostly simulation publisher Digital Integration. I remember this game
Revs – Acornsoft – (1984) – BBC Model B Microcomputer By Alex Ward When I was at school those of us with home micro’s were split into two main camps – the Sinclair owners and the Commodore owners. Debate
Pitstop – Epyx – (1982) – Commodore 64 Not every computer games shop let you load up a game before deciding to buy it. For most of us, we had to buy games blind. You never quite knew
Road Race – Commodore VIC-20 (1981) As the early home micro computers were pretty limited in terms of their graphical output, great driving games were thin on the ground. Games were mostly sold on cassette tape for around £5.95.