Pointless Text-Glitched 48K Speccy ROM

Absolutely not claiming this as any great achievement or artwork or kraftwerk. A couple of months ago, having been thinking about the serendipitous joy of occasional graphical glitches and frying Atari 2600 cartridges and the nasty things one can do to a .wav with a simple Python script and the like, I was struck by…

Games Roundup March 2018

Games I played  Bayonetta (Wii-U) loved the demo when I played it on 360 on release but never got very far in the full game. Had the Bayonetta 1&2 double pack on the Wii-U for ages, decided to play after reading about the recent Switch update. Played once only.  Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst (PC)…

I Done Boughts Me Some Stüffe Online

Not a new series! I promise! In fact I think we did this a few times back in the blog’s earliest days, coincidentally also around February and implicitly powered by that whole post-Christmas Granny’s-given-ya-a-book-voucha. In any regard, here’s a bunch of things I’ve ordered mostly off Amazon (an internet retailer found online) recently, minus a…

Games Roundup January 2018 [Updated]

acidbearboy: AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake) PC Puzzle League DS Phantasy Star Zero (DS) Papers, Please (PC) Gunman Clive (Wii-U) Viva Pinata (Xbox 360) Animal Crossing Pocket Camp (Android) A quiet month of gaming. Played most of the above just once. Stevenger: My 360’s been out of commission for a while for one reason then…

Mappa Midnighty

A friend showed me his completed n-thousand piece jigsaw map of Westeross, Middle Earthe, The Enchanted Forest, Lordrun, Oblivionyx, Skyrime, Super Mario’s World, Zeldadale or whatever other imaginary fantasy land and it was admittedly pretty cool. What it was not is real. Real like Midnight is. I’ve been to Midnight many times. Late 80s/early 90s….

Games Roundup December 2017

I did manage to get the 360 out of the garage and play Scott Pilgrim vs The World. It was good. Bit grindy though. I also played a bit of Peggle and Pac Man DX+ with the family, plus the Sina Mora demo that I downloaded 5 years ago (game was so-so, not worth the…

Chip’s Challenge – Main Theme

Whilst we’re on the subject of classic puzzle games, I’d categorise myself as fairly musically-suggestible meaning that I take double damage from earworms. If I’m doing the same thing, there’s a fair chance I’m humming the same song (unless something new has caught my ear first). Offer me a bottle of Cherry C-O-L-A Cola and…

WIBIL #24: This Puzznic Advert (1990)

Puzznic is fun, but the release of the home versions doesn’t begin to warrant that astonishing, punchy strapline in this ad from November 1990. Hats off for Taito‘s chutzpah! In case you’re wondering, I will never be ready to give up Tetris. Block block turn! Block block turn!

Ori and the not so super meat boy

Tonight while briefly getting some time to myself I happened upon a nice little Christmas Elf egg. Whilst playing the magnificent Ori and the Blind forest I decided as always to explore the dark reaches of the dungeon. The path was littered with spikes and light lava cannons. After skilfully (died several times) manoeuvring these…

Another Winter

I watched Scott Pilgrim Vs The World earlier this week. Not seen it for quite a few years but it was still pretty good. Afterwards I thought about playing the game, but my Xbox 360 is in the garage and it’s not available on Steam (I read that it has been removed from sale on…

Games Roundup November 2017 [Updated]

Acidbearboy: Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii-U) I played Zelda 15 times during November, clocking up over 36 hours of playtime. That’s approximately 2.5 hours per session (usually until I was too tired to continue or actually fell asleep). That right there is a sign of a great game. I’ve played well over 100 hours…

Dizzy Island Treasures

Possibly the laziest post ever the act being a sort-of modern parlour game by now but here are the instructions to Treasure Island Dizzy, by way of multiple Google Translates incl. via Japanese, Welsh and whatever. It is surprisingly relatively close to the original text. If you remember retro game plots/blurbs you won’t be much…