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Episode 47: Point & Click Adventures

For a decade the point and click adventure was one of the most popular genres. Following on from text based adventures a new user interface was brought in made famousby Lucasarts- the SCUMM engine. Although Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken were early point and click releases for Lucasarts, it was Secret Of Monkey Islandthat made everyone take notice of how funny and entertaining this genre could be

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Episode 46: Super Nintendo Part 1

The Super Nintendo has always been a favourite machine for a lot of gamers over the years and for most retro gaming collectors it’s THE machine to collect for.

With an amazing libary of games Nintendo made sure every genre was catered for which led to loads of must own titles. Well known series such as Mario, Metroid,  Castlevania and more were updated for Nintendo’s 16bit powerhouse.

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Episode 43: Nintendo Famicom/NES

Today Nintendo are very much a household name in the gaming arena but it wasn’t always that way. The Famicom (Nintendo Entertainment System for those of us in the west) was Nintendo’s first step into the home console market following successes with arcade machines and the much loved Game & Watch. However the Nintendo Entertainment System wasn’t an over night success, but due to perseverance on Nintendo’s part and some cleaver positioning in the market, the NES became a huge success and ushered in a new era of gaming that saw Nintendo become a global brand.

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