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Pietro Bros. New Mario Bros. Clone for the ZX Spectrum

While an official licensed Mario Bros. game did make it to the ZX Spectrum in 1987, it is generally considered to be a poor port of the 1983 arcade platformer by Nintendo. With that in mind, Christian M. Gonzalez has been working away for many months on his own version of the game and has […]

Something for the Weekend – December 24, 2016

The weekend is a time to wind down. A time to reflect on all the happenings in the retrogaming scene. At time to revisit the week’s main news, previews, reviews, retrospectives, and updates. This week, we spoke with the founder of the Retro.HK retrogaming convention, we checked out the latest news (Super Mario Run, Kraut […]

In the Walls of Eryx – H. P. Lovecraft Inspired Game Released on ZX Spectrum

The latest release on the ZX Spectrum is In the Walls of Eryx from Monster’s Legs Productions. The game is based on a short story of the same name by H. P. Lovecraft and Kenneth J Sterling, which was first published in Weird Tales magazine in 1939. The short story follows a prospector who becomes […]

Something for the Weekend – December 17, 2016

The weekend is a time to wind down. A time to reflect on all the happenings in the retrogaming scene. At time to revisit the week’s main news, previews, reviews, retrospectives, and updates. This week, we looked at news on an upcoming one-on-one Super Nintendo fighting game, a 3D printer Zelda map, checked out Super […]

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New Ways to Play Retro Games

There are new ways to enjoy classic retro games coming along every day. What are your favorite ways to enjoy the bygone days of gaming?

Four Unloved ZX Spectrum Sports Games

The ZX was a haven for sports games in the eighties, with everything from football and motor racing to bowls and kung fu getting the video game treatment. A few of them, such as Daley Thompson’s Decathlon (and all its button-mashing goodness) never left the public consciousness but the majority never came close to immortality. […]

Review – Sam Mallard Case of the Missing Swan for the ZX Spectrum

Text adventures and I go way back.  From classics like Zork to The Hobbit to The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, I have enjoyed text adventures for almost three decades now.  Then came the graphical text adventure which The Hobbit could be viewed as an early precursor of, and it was only getting better in […]

Salamander Infects Japanese Arcades – Today in Retro Gaming – July 4th, 1986

Retitled “Life Force” when released in North America a few months later, Salamander was iconic for gamers.  First, this was a spinoff of another Konami arcade shooter- Gradius.  We all know how well spinoff titles usually do in gaming so it is rather interesting that Salamander was able to buck the trend.  Can anyone name […]

Adidas Championship Football Amstrad CPC Review

The 2016 UEFA European Championship tournament is underway right now, unfortunately it is getting more attention for the fan  violence off the pitch than the actual competition. So to cast our minds away from all of that craziness, focus on the football and i look back at a soccer / football game released during the time […]

5 Mortal Kombat Ports You Won’t Care to Play

Mortal Kombat.  You either love it or wonder what all of the fuss is about.  There were a couple of eye catching differences when it hit arcades.  First, the graphics, these were not hand drawn cartoon characters like Street Fighter II.  Second, you could literally, positively, END your opponent after winning the fight.  The fact […]


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