Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

Jet Set Willy 360 on Xbox 360 – Xbox Live Arcade – The DVDfever Review

Jet Set Willy: Following on from his earlier adventure down the mines, this title on the ZX Spectrum was a major leap forward. Released in 1984 and, again, written by Matthew Smith, the premise this time is that Willy has had rather a heavy night and, instead of letting him go to bed as he […]

Manic Miner 360 on Xbox 360 – Xbox Live Arcade – The DVDfever Review

Manic Miner: Being the age that I am, which is somewhat older than I used to be, I remember this game on the ZX Spectrum the first time round. It was as it is now – engaging, frustrating (in a good way), colourful and musical, and one that provoked deep thought. I was 11 at […]

Dragon’s Lair II: Timewarp – The Arcade Game Review

Dragon’s Lair II: Timewarp was released in 1983… what a time to be alive. For me, it was the best year for music and also a time when I would frequent the arcade at the top of Oxford Road in Manchester, near to the Odeon, on a Saturday afternoon. Packed with gaming machines all wanting […]

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