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Pinball Fantasies as it was never meant to be seen - on a 40 inch LCD screen

[Retro] Review: Commodore Amiga CD32

They say good things come to those who wait. Well in this case, I’ve been waiting a long, long time. Back when the world was young, in the distant, swirling primordial soup that was 1993, I was but a 12-year-old waif. Enticed by heady promises of FMV, interactive CD-ROMs and 32 whole shiny bits of […]

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[Retro] Emulation on the Caanoo – A Quick Guide

As previously discussed, the quirky but brilliant open source handheld GP2X Caanoo from Game Park Holdings is fantastic as a portable emulation engine, if not so hot as a games platform in general. Here’s a whistlestop guide to some of the best emulators available for the system. Caanoo-Hugo (NEC PC Engine) A Cannoo port of […]

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Speedlink Competition Pro - noisy but authentic

[Retro] Review: Speedlink Competition Pro

I handn’t realised what was missing until now. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always felt the warm glow of nostalgia washing over me every time I fire up a copy of Speedball 2, Stunt Car Racer or Sensible World of Soccer and relive the happier days of my Amiga obsessed youth, but the actual games […]

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[Retro] The Beautiful Games: Sensible Soccer

The Beautiful Games is a new series offering a retrospective on the seminal titles in the history of videogaming football. Each article looks at a series or title that advanced the art of computer or console soccer simulation, in this case the legendary Sensible Soccer on the Amiga, and other 16-bit consoles and computers. While […]

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[Retro] The Beautiful Games: Kick Off

The Beautiful Games is a new series offering a retrospective on the seminal titles in the history of videogaming football. Each article looks at a series or title that advanced the art of computer or console soccer simulation, beginning with Anco’s Kick Off on the Amiga and ST. Back in the late eighties football games […]

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This is as pretty as it gets

[Games] Review: Days of Thunder Arcade

This is an odd thing to admit but Days of Thunder holds a special place in my heart. And yes, I am talking about the crappy 1990 Don Simpson / Jerry Bruckheimer produced Tom Cruise movie about NASCAR. I was nine when it came out and had never experienced stock car racing before. It was […]

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Unlike the Amiga original, the crowd is now visible

[Games/Retro] Review: Speedball 2 Evolution

Of all the many classic Amiga experiences that the remain in the memory years on from the system’s demise, the Bitmap Brothers’ seminal Speedball 2 is perhaps the most perfect. A delicious blend of arcade gameplay, violence and humour it was the first and last word in futuristic sports games from the second it was […]

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[Retro] Classic Amiga Tracks Remixed

If there’s one thing I remember fondly about my old Amiga (in fact there are many things, but never mind), it’s the music. For the first time in the annals of home computing history, the A500 (and to a similar extent the Atari ST) offered home users the chance to not only hear high quality […]

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