Tag Archives: digitised speech

Fireball II, Archimedes

Fireball II is a garish but playable Arkanoid clone for the Acorn Archimedes, written by Simon Heather and published by Cambridge International Software in 1990.

Although the graphics look a bit amateurish, Fireball II does have a number of surprises under the hood, which make it fun to play.

Continue reading Fireball II, Archimedes

Jimmy Connors’ Tennis, Atari Lynx

Featuring the name and likeness of American world number one tennis champion, Jimmy Connors, this tennis game – as far as I can tell – is the one and only tennis game on the Atari Lynx, and it’s pretty average.

Continue reading Jimmy Connors’ Tennis, Atari Lynx

Steel Talons, Atari Lynx

Steel Talons is a helicopter action game that was converted to the Atari Lynx from the 1991 arcade game of the same name.

This conversion was developed by NuFX, Inc. and first came out in 1992.

Continue reading Steel Talons, Atari Lynx

Ghostbusters, NES

The Nintendo Entertainment System version of David Crane‘s Ghostbusters is known for being a bit of a mess, compared to all the other versions.

It was initially released in Japan in 1986 and later in North America in 1988. Why the two year delay? Probably something to do with the fact that the game is terrible…

Continue reading Ghostbusters, NES

Ghostbusters, Amstrad CPC

The Amstrad CPC version of Ghostbusters was only ever released in Europe. Alongside the MSX version it was one of only two Ghostbusters conversions that were never released in North America.

Continue reading Ghostbusters, Amstrad CPC

Ghostbusters, Atari 8-bit

The Atari 800 version of David Crane‘s Ghostbusters is almost as good as the C64 original. It has excellent digitised speech; the obligatory chiptunes rendition of Ray Parker Jr.‘s hit single, and the game is nice, smooth, and non-flickery to play.

Continue reading Ghostbusters, Atari 8-bit

Ghostbusters, ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum version of David Crane‘s classic Ghostbusters is just as dull/entertaining (delete as applicable) as the original Commodore 64 version. But with some extra colour clash thrown in for good measure… 🙂

Continue reading Ghostbusters, ZX Spectrum

Ghostbusters, Commodore 64

David Crane‘s 1984 adaptation of the hit film Ghostsbusters was also a big hit on the video game scene too. It hit number one on the sales charts for most home systems and is still talked about to this day.

The Commodore 64 version was the first one released.

Continue reading Ghostbusters, Commodore 64

Arch Rivals, Arcade

Arch Rivals is a classic basketball video game, developed and manufactured by Midway in 1989. It’s a two-on-two basketball game, and one that encourages players to hit each other to steal the ball.

Continue reading Arch Rivals, Arcade

Out On A Limb, Commodore 64

I read on a forum recently someone saying that the Commodore 16 version of Out On A Limb “smashed” the Commodore 64 version. LOL. This – I can confirm – is a load of old b*llocks – the C64 version is clearly better on all fronts

Continue reading Out On A Limb, Commodore 64