Author Archives: Tinpotgamer

Games #11 Streaker (ZX)

Developer: Bulldog Software Publisher: Mastertronic Year: 1987 Players: 1 Played Before: Yes Also on: Amstrad, MSX Progress: I almost managed to get dressed! Something a bit more obscure than usual this time and perhaps not even particularly good (what’s new?!) … Continue reading

Games #10 Firefly (ZX)

Developer: Special FX Software Ltd (Jonathan Smith, Karen Davies, Keith Tinman) Publisher: Ocean Year: 1988 Players: 1 Played Before: Yes Also on: Commodore 64 Progress: Flipped the switch! Hot on the heels of Gothik, we’re off on another adventure into … Continue reading

Games #9 Gothik (ZX)

Developer: Paul Hutchinson, Drew Northcott, Gavin Raeburn Publisher: Firebird Year: 1987 Players: 1 Played Before: Yes Also on: Amstrad, C64 Progress: 4th stage Here we have the usual tale of a benevolent soul enslaved and in need of rescuing by … Continue reading

Mastering The System #47 The Terminator #48 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Sent from the future to track down and destroy one retro gamer in the 21st Century, The Terminator requires just your tea, your slippers and your Master System. Prepare for the rise of the 8-bit machine.

Welcome To Bonus Stage! #3 Street Fighter 2 (Arc)

Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom Year: 1991 Players: 1-2 Also on: Ooh, lots of places. Even the Spectrum. Don’t play that one. Ah, Street Fighter 2. There’s little left to be said about this genre-defining game, though I haven’t seen much … Continue reading

Games #8 64 de Hakken! Tamagotchi Minna de Tamagotchi World – Part 1

System: Nintendo 64 Developer: AI Publisher: Bandai Year: 1997 Players: 1-4 Also on: N64 exclusive Ever fancied adopting a Tamagotchi and evolving it through four forms by winning points from playing mini-games to feed it, clean it and keep it … Continue reading

Games #8 64 de Hakken! Tamagotchi Minna de Tamagotchi World – Part 2

Here we are at part 2 of this joyous exposé of my favourite video-board-game game, Tamagotchi World on Nintendo 64. In this part, I’ll explain the mechanics of the game, the choices and interactions available to players, as well as … Continue reading

Mastering The System #46 Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega Year: 1990 Players: 1 Played Before: Yes (Mega Drive) Also on: Game Gear, Mega Drive Progress: Completed The evil witch Mizrabel has abducted Minnie with the intention of stealing her looks and making Minnie ugly. As … Continue reading

Short hiatus

Thanks for stopping by. You may have noticed that the last article I published was in March. This site isn’t dead or abandoned. At the moment, I’m working full time and also in the 2nd year of a 3-year Masters … Continue reading

Mastering The System #45 Arcade Smash Hits

Developer: Images Publisher: Virgin Games Year: 1992 Players: 1-2 Played Before: No Also on: Master System Exclusive Progress: Stage 6 (Breakout), 27,587 (Centipede), 34,700 (Missile Command) I’ll admit to not being a huge fan of ports of the most well-known … Continue reading