Thursday, 26 July 2012

Stop laughing at my short leg! ZX Spectrum Cricket Games

Requested by Fawltykog. After the madcap Part 1 of Retro Yakking's 200 Sub Special, we spend a lunch break with a couple of cricket sims for the ZX Spectrum.

Cue much exasperation as Harry Yack works his way through the Sunday cricket leagues of North-West England. It certainly isn't all cream teas and currant buns, as he soon finds the fielders are more than impartial to the odd margarine-coated cream cracker. He wouldn't mind so much if they washed their hands before entering the field of play. :/

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Retro Yakking Big Fat 200 Sub Spesh (Part 1/2) - live from the pub!

Welcome, one and all, to Harry Yack's 200 subscriber bash. The buffet will be serving only the finest turf and twiglets coated in mud, and there's a 20ft trough with stagnant water to quench your thirst. I'm not entirely certain what you humans eat, so I'm sorry if there's nothing to your taste.

The lounge TV will be showing the Terminator trilogy (fourth one doesn't count) on a continuous loop all night, while Atari Karaoke will be running in the snug from 11pm. Until then, you can play snooker against a floating pair of hands or attempt to build a house of cards made of beer mats while you wait for the other person to arrive.

We wholeheartedly apologise for the toilet being out of order. But to make it up to you, here's an advance showing of the Retro Yakking 200 Sub Spesh (Part 1), complete with the usual terrible jokes and footage of some of Mr Yack's favourite games.

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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Amsoft's Fruit Machine [Amstrad CPC] The Definitive Strategy Guide

Requested by Fawltykog. Join Harry Yack as he re-visits this Amstrad classic in another attempt to be inducted into the Amsoft Hall of Fame. It isn't all plain sailing, as he soon finds the machine is rigged to pay out only 33% of the advertised winnings. He chooses not to complain, however, as he remembers he is under the age of 18 and is liable to have it all taken away from him.


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Call that a mow-job? Advanced Lawnmower Simulator [Amstrad CPC]

After Collie's definitive review of the Speccy's Advanced Lawnmower Simulator (AKA Advanced Lawnmowing Simulator, or just Lawnmower Simulator), I promised myself I wouldn't make any more videos of the game. But when I discovered an Amstrad version, I couldn't *not* give it a go!

It's a fairly faithful port, this. I find it just as hard as ever to earn that most coveted of video game rewards: the corned beef sandwich, and you can still get exploded by leaving your malfunctioning mower out in the rain. Blooming budget brands - that's the last time I do my electronics shopping at PoundSava.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

A very special request [200 Sub Spesh trailer thingy] starring Holly

Please help me out by posting topics for discussion, games to play, general questions etc. for this token foray into YouTube cliche. Please try and make suggestions irrelevant...

... that is, unless it's past 21 July and the subsequent video is complete. :P

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

The Milk of Ultra Violet - take that, Wisdom Tree! [Indie game by Jesusisthetreeoflife]

It isn't often I'm asked to review something seriously, mostly due to my tendency to make endless irrelevant comments, but here's an honest opinion (gasp!) of The Milk of Ultra Violet, a game whose author has grand designs.

This is a game created by a fellow multimedia artist and video-maker to whom I am subscribed, namely this bloke. It's still in the development stages but the demo is definitely playable.

If you're interested in getting involved with the project, drop JesusTree (hope he doesn't mind me calling him that ;) ) a line at his channel. Any help is appreciated.

PS. This is better than anything Wisdom Tree could have done.

PPS. I believe that's 13 videos in a row containing Arnie references ;)