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  1. Pro BMX wasn’t a budget price, though. It also had more than one set of courses.
  2. What always surprised me was how Lola chassis was dominating in Indycar but stuck at the back of the F1 grid.
  3. I put a lot of time into Frightmare and made progress, but it is a flawed piece despite the interesting atmosphere.
  4. What is interesting about it is the fact it plays differently on the C128...
  5. See, I always preferred the atmosphere of Paradroid to Quazatron. I did play a lot of Magnetron though, best run saw me clear a couple of satellites. While it can be frustrating, the various systems can be learned.
  6. There’s a conversion of Windjammers on the way, been playing the latest alpha
  7. I own an original of Soko-Ban on C64 disk. I remember reading the review at the time, but I didn’t get it until I first got a disk drive in 1989. It was a bargain too, five quid from a mail order company.
  8. Gutted for England’s women, losing in the final again
  9. Maddison off with a hamstring injury...
  10. Tournament Arkanoid - an updated version of the Spectrum conversion, with the levels from 1987’s updated arcade variant (made by Taito USA) featuring new, tougher levels. https://bit.ly/tourark
  11. Ipswich avoided the giant-killing at Bracknell, rotated the squad and basically had to play for about 15 minutes to win it. The reward? A home tie against Buxton.
  12. Yes and no. It was fun once I had worked out how to work the telemetry screen and actually start lift off.
  13. Toki for Amstrad has just been released, the same team is currently working on Mighty Street Fighter with some cute chibi-style sprites. https://www.amstradggp.com
  14. On my best ever Apollo 18 run, I got all the way to the Moon, captured the satellite and then burned up on re-entry... so close.
  15. COVID disrupting Australia’s build-up. Would love it if having to put Warner behind the stumps helps England win...
  16. Well, winning (narrowly) away at Port Vale was good. Hopefully Freddie Lapado is finding his form too after a tough start.
  17. I was fascinated to read about her in articles that appeared in recent years, she had a real impact as an artist. Sad news.
  18. Derby 0-1 Ipswich A win on Sky in our excellent third strip. I’ll take that.
  19. Arcticfox was developed on one of the earliest Amiga dev kits, housed in a wooden box. Contrary to the common belief that Commodore was anti-games, there were up to 50 kits sent to developers in 1985-6 to get software development going.
  20. Without World Tour Golf, there would never have been any PGA Tour games. Test Drive on the C64 runs at too low a frame rate, the later Grand Prix Circuit and the sequel were much better.
  21. I really enjoyed Mini Putt, playing from disk is great fun. Best mini golf game on the C64.
  22. I put a lot of hours into Meteos (DS) when I first got it. Polarium is also fun if limited. I also reviewed Neves on the DS for a website. Neves is seven backwards, which refers to the seven traditional tangram pieces it uses for making all of its 100+ puzzles. Really easy to play on the touchscreen and absorbing. Going back to the C64, Reckless Rufus is like an extension of the ideas in Sensitive with a cute green alien collecting diamonds.
  23. Wicked Gaming & Collecting on YouTube has hundreds of videos. Essentially - avoid the cheap, chemical SNES/PS2 controllers - avoid the RockChip based models if you want N64/PS1 and beyond - buy an Android box, a plug-in hard drive and write the Batocera front end to it yourself - mini-PCs give better performance BUT make sure they have adequate cooling
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