#3: Thank You Sir Clive…

Logo…For bringing me the system which provided me with so much entertainment in the late 80s and early 90s. The Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128k +2, is for me, the computer that showed me the true potential of games. Continue reading “#3: Thank You Sir Clive…”

#2: Ooo Colours…

Logo…At least, that was my first thought at the sight of Atari 2600 games in action. And the colours moved too, just like the VIC-20, but there were more of them. Of course this held my attention quite well. I was still a small child at the time. Continue reading “#2: Ooo Colours…”

#1: In The Beginning…

LogoHello and welcome to my little corner of nostalgia. Now, every individual has their own idea of what constitutes “retro” when it comes to video games. It depends on your age I guess, or more specifically, your age when you first became aware of how much fun it is to play video games. Continue reading “#1: In The Beginning…”

Mars: War Logs

Platform: PC, XBLA, PSNmars-war-logs_banner
Release Date: April 26, 2013
Developer: Spiders
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Genre: Action, RPG
Themes: Sci-Fi, Space

This review first featured on the now offline 1P Start.

Welcome to Mars, where you can find just as much war and oppression as you would on Earth. Mars: War Logs is an action RPG that will have you trekking through the colonies of the red planet in order to free the people from the power-hungry reign of the Technomancers. Continue reading “Mars: War Logs”

Past Memories

Platform: iPhone, AndroidLogo-Past-Memories
Release Date: August 8th, 2013
Developer: Give Me Five Entertainment Group
Publisher: Give Me Five Entertainment Group
Genre: Runner/Platformer
Themes: Dreams, Psychological

This review first featured on the now offline 1P Start.

If you’re after something a bit surreal, sinister, and off-kilter, then Past Memories is the game for you. This game is a 2D runner for mobile devices and is available for just £0.56p on the Google Play site. There are quite a few runner style games out there in mobile land, so it was always going to take quite an effort to develop one that stands out from the crowd. Give Me Five have done exactly that in a very good way. Continue reading “Past Memories”


Platform: Windows, Mac, LinuxPhobicWeb_Banner
Release Date: October 10th, 2013
Developer: Phobic Studios
Publisher: Phobic Studios
Genre: Platformer
Themes: Light and Dark, Good and Evil

This review first featured on the now offline 1P Start.

Glare is a 2.5D side scrolling platformer from Phobic Studios (Dragon Vale, Bounce On series), in which you control the Shiner. This guardian has been summoned to bring back light to worlds that have been shrouded in darkness by the Ramora (cue dramatic music). To return the light to these worlds, you’ll be required to trek across varied landscapes and bring the pain to the Ramora, in an entertaining, but somewhat frustrating adventure. Continue reading “Glare”