Sunday, 19 August 2012

Game Review – Octoplex (1989)

This M.A.D. offering is somewhat derivative in the sound and graphics stakes, but it’s a pretty original and playable game nonetheless.

Collection Update – Two More Titles

Just a quick update here for my latest Ebay purchases.

So two more of the rare titles obtained - Die! Alien Slime from Mastertronic Plus cost £3.20, and Starforce Fighter in second-wave Mastertronic packaging was £2.49.

That’s pretty much it. The search continues for the remaining 13 games!

Total games: 198
Average cost: £1.16

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Saturday, 11 August 2012

‘Olympic Sports’ Game Review – Bump Set Spike! (1986)

I rather enjoyed the Beach Volleyball at the Olympics – the women’s version that is! The same can’t really be said for this Volleyball simulation on the Entertainment USA branding however...

‘Olympic Sports’ Game Review – Sailing (1989)

Mastertronic raided the Activision back catalogue once more for the latest game in my Olympic-themed series. Warning: if you suffer from sea sickness you may want to give this one a miss!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

‘Olympic Sports’ Game Review – Superstar Ping-Pong (1987)

The next Olympic sport I’m looking at is Table Tennis, and this M.A.D. release is a pretty good simulation of the game with plenty of options.

‘Olympic Sports’ Game Review – Advanced Basketball Simulator (1989)

As the country is gripped by Olympic fever, what better time to do some reviews of games based on Olympic events? Kicking things off we have this Basketball game from Sculptured Software...