Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Fruit Machine [Amstrad CPC] guerrilla review

The previous guerrilla review was so unsuccessful I decided to bring it back for another instalment. This time round, it's Fruit Machine, one of those simple games that came packaged with the Amstrad CPC back in the mid-1980s.

It isn't overly repulsive and functions well for a small slot machine simulation. Obviously it's a bit limited and might have been better had there been some way of storing high scores, though I dunno if one ever existed for this format.

Please enjoy me dragging out a four-minute review to a ten minute longplay of a single game session. Oh well, at least this one's in colour.

Once again Collie, I apologise for blatantly ripping you off.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Roland on the Ropes [Amstrad CPC] video review

You don't know the sheer effort it took to make this vid, simply because it was created on my old (beeping) computer and it took me ages to find some way of getting it onto my new one. In short, the project file has been nothing but trouble, a long story I will not bore you with.

Anyway, this is an older review from 2008, which I re-recorded audio for just this week, actually. It's heavily based on a short written review I composed right here on the Retro Yakking blog some time ago.

I have more of this old stuff ready, so that may be on the way. But I warn you, most of it isn't pretty.

Download this video: FLV