The 10 Greatest Games Ever

Presented in alphabetical order, don’t ask me to start ranking ’em! I had to whittle down from a list of ~13-15 by convincing myself that I had conceptual coverage when my various choices were considered together. tl;dr – unlike acidbearboy I overthought it. Fez (Xbox360) Doesn’t just look like a modern take on a retro…

The 10 Greatest Games Ever

Tried not to over think this task too much. Started with a shortlist of about 20 favourites and quickly whittled them down to 10. Ask me another day and the list could be quite different. Tetris Super Mario Kart Phantasy Star Online Ico Outrun 2 Streets of Rage 2 F-Zero Final Fantasy VII Metal Gear…

Egoista – Mala Rodriguez

Sat on this one for a while so it’s actually about three jams back, partly because I originally wanted to fold it into a post about the Eternal nee Infinite Jukebox (don’t ask!) and partly because even though we chuck up posts about whatever we like here at VGR I didn’t want to oversaturate on…

Overview: Spellbound (1985)

David Jones‘ excellent budget release Spellbound (1985) is the second Magic Knight game for the Spectrum after Finders Keepers and the first to use the series’ iconic larger graphics and “Windimation” menu system. Ignore the 128K flash on the cassette cover picture above as I’m only examining the 48K version here since that’s the one…

Games Roundup July 2017

Games I thought about playing: Resident Evil HD remaster Wipeout HD Fury Phantasy Star Online Zelda Breath of the Wild Games I actually played: Tetris – few quick games on the original gameboy. Super Mario 3D World – an hour or two collecting green stars on all the levels to unlock the last stages for…

last.fm

Last.fm is a music scrobbling service, enabled by listening to music via a supported service such as Spotify, or by installing a widget in your music player of choice. Artist, Album and Track data is then uploaded to your last.fm profile while you listen where charts are compiled and recommendations made based on your listening…

Go For High-Score!

Just found this from a while back which I’d saved yet never posted here. For reference, Xavior is an Atic Atac-style game for the Speccy, not an unlicensed X-Men take nor a Xevious clone sadly. One of my earliest posts was about high score tables which on arcade-style/console games are usually populated with three letters,…

Change/Remix

A great remix respects the source material but subtly enhances it. I got Frankie Knuckles’ House Masters compilation album for christmas and have been listening sporadically ever since. Included was his remix of Lisa Stansfield’s “Change” – a pop hit that should be familiar to most people who are 30 plus. Apart from being extended,…

Come On Moby!

You people think you know Das Mobonaut? You don’t know Jack Johnny. Whimsical belligerence aside I hope you’ll forgive me for being proper inspired to rustle up a quick chronologically-correct post rather than a mere comment pursuant to acidbearboy‘s excellent pair of preceding Moby posts. It was the mid-’90s, I was aware of Le Moby…