Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

Revival 2014: Remember… Relive… Revive…

Revival 2014 was the second year for this retro video gaming event, held on August 9th & 10th at Wolverhampton Racecourse, and after the immense amount of fun I had at last year’s inaugural event, I was even more excited for this one. With over 250 playable games at any one time, 50% additional floor […]

Revival 2013: Remember… Relive… Revive…

For those who weren’t there, Revival 2013 was the inaugural annual retro video gaming event, held on Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th at Wolverhampton Racecourse. It was sponsored by Ultimarc and brought to you by Retro Revival Events and their partners Tiga, UKVAC, Retro Computer museum, Retro Review, The Centre For Computing History […]

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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