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Hopper (1982)
Sinclair ZX81

Game Spotlight

Alchemist (1983)
Imagine Software Ltd
Alchemist is a computer game developed by Ian Weatherburn for the ZX Spectrum and released by Imagine Software in 1983. It is an action-adventure video game in which the player controls an alchemist who may shape-shift into a golden eagle. Alchemist was authored by Ian Weatherburn and Paul Lindale, and was Imagine's first arcade adventure. This release was also the first piece of software to be released on a gold-coloured cassette and box. Alchemist was critically well received on release. Its atmosphere and play style drew comparisons with Atic Atac. Sinclair User highlighted Alchemis ...    
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Bil Herd video

You can watch a new YouTube podcast from Bil Herd. In this episode Bil talks about the Commodore C128 computer.24 September 2021

FRGCB has more updates for us

FRGCB (Finnish Retro Game Comparison Blog) is a web page that writes about retro games. But the difference is that this blog compares the games between the different computers like the C64, Amiga, MSX, NES, CPC, DOS, etc.

The most recent comparisons are: Anteater (Tago Electronics, 1982), Ardy The Aardvark (Datamost, 1983), Oil's Well (Sierra On-Line, 1983), Eggard (ScandSoft, 1984), Diamond Mine I & II (MRM Software/Blue Ribbon, 1984-86), Aardvark (Bug-Byte, 1986) and Express Raider (Data East, 1986).24 September 2021

Sir Clive Sinclair: Computing pioneer dies aged 81

It is with a sad heart that we report that Sir Clive Sinclair died this morning.

Inventor Sir Clive Sinclair, who popularised the home computer and invented the pocket calculator, has died at his London home aged 81.

His daughter Belinda Sinclair said he passed away on Thursday morning after having cancer for more than a decade.

Sir Clive's products included the ZX series of computers and his ill-fated C5 electric vehicle.

He was still working on his inventions last week "because that was what he loved doing", said Ms Sinclair. "He was inventive and imaginative and for him it was exciting and an adventure, it was his passion," she added.

Read more on this story here16 September 2021

Boulder Dash on the VIC

You can watch a preview of Boulder Dash for the Commodore VIC-20 Computer.

The conversion is made by Peiselulli/tRSi. The game will need a 32 KB memory expansion to run.12 September 2021

Jet Pac coming to the Oric!

In 1983 Ultimate Play The Game released the famous game Jetpac for the ZX Spectrum and VIC-20, with the BBC Micro version released later in 1984.

It starred the legendary character Jetman, on a mission to rebuild a rocket in order to explore other planets while also defending himself from aliens with his powerful laser. It was, and still is, an incredible game that has since mentioned again, but this time as an upcoming port to the Oric thanks to Team Raxiss.

Check out a video of the game here14 June 2021

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