Sunday, November 27, 2011

Batch 24 : Another Visitor ... Now, then ! Now, then !

Everyone loves most Saturdays and I for one, especially on BBC1 around Tea Time ( 4pm or 5pm ) when Jim'll Fix It was on back in the 1980's. Alas, poor Sir Jimmy Saville, the presenter for Jim'll Fit It, past away in October 2011, but we'll never forget him ! This a link to the game Super Trolley where it was developed after a wish by Andrew Collett was sent to the television programme.
Now, then ! Super Trolley is a game I simply don't understand. I have tried to play it, if only for a few minutes. Although, nowadays I tend to only play games that are easy to get into and don't require to much thought.

Another pleasing addition to the collection, is Impossible Mission. A true classic from the 1980's with amazing Speech Synthesis, well worth the money then and now. 

Mastertronic ::
Rapid Fire, Super Trolley and Treasure Island. 

Ricochet ::
Impossible Mission.

Coming soon and in progress ... Batch 25 !

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Batch 23 : Adventures we do !

What's life without a little adventure ? Boring or just plain tiring ? I didn't realise that Mastertronic had released that many adventure titles. Thankfully, most of the modern day ones or at the time of release, had a bit more than just text. Not saying that pure text adventures are boring and have no depth, but by adding some graphical aspects too, makes everything more interesting.
Although, the game Knightmare is like an arcade adventure, I would still place it into the adventure genre. It's also based on a Television Programme from the 1980's and 1990's.

Mastertronic ::

Ricochet ::

Rolling towards another Batch soon ... It's won't be long until the 200 mark is met !

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Batch 22 : Hello Again ... Dan Dare !

In a bizarre twist of fate I managed to get a sequel before a prequel ! No ! What I mean is, I got Dan Dare II, before Dan Dare. Apparently, there was a third Dan Dare, but not a re-release on the Mastertronic Label or even it's sub labels. I quite like the graphics in Dan Dare, they are clean and cartoony at the same time.
We also have X-15 Alpha Mission, a Flight Simulator type-game. I am not a big fan of this genre, I used to be many years ago with Solo Flight by Microprose / US Gold, being my top favourite. All I want to do in games now, is shoot or jump !

Ricochet ::
Dan Dare and X-15 Alpha Mission

Batch 23 will be around to warm your hearts soon ... Current Total in collection now, is : [ 184 ]

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Batch 21 : Ooo ... Laser Cycle-type-Tron !

Well, it's November 5th 'Guy Fawkes Day' ! No doubt there will be lots of Fireworks going off tonight, even though, some have been going off days before ! Quite a common occurance to be honest ! So, what do we have this time ? A Laser Cycle-type-Tron and great little Stock Car Racing game with great visuals and cool Sprites !
I hope you like the different backdrop for the Photo, taken on the Commodore 128 with a Dust Cover adding a nice background. The Commodore 64c has been put away, as the Atari 800 XL is in it's place. Perhaps I could start collecting Mastertronic Tapes for the Atari ? I think I should need more storage space and funds though.

Mastertronic Plus ::
Raster Runner and Super Stock Car.

Until the next Batch ...