Thursday, 24 January 2013

Renegade [Amstrad CPC] - Blind Optimism

When revisiting games from your childhood, you often find they are much easier than you remember. Did you *really* spend 100 hours completing Super Mario Bros. without the warps, when you could do it in a lunchtime this afternoon?

Then there are games that your 8-year old self finished with ease that seem impossible in 2013. Why is it so hard to simply score a goal in ISS Deluxe nowadays? And why can't I react to the clay pigeons in Duck Hunt any more?

Finally, there are games that are *just* as hard as you remember. Maybe it's a case of getting to grips with the controls again, but getting past the first stage in Renegade proved as difficult a task as ever. Oh well, at least we had some fun, eh?

Created for the magnificent 8-Bit Anarchy.

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