Andy Smith has worked on some of the most popular games magazines from the 80’s and 90’s. Starting his career on multi format magazine ACE back in 1987 this was one of Future Publishing’s key magazines before it was sold to rival publisher EMAP.
“Once again…welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.”
Phil is joined by first time guest host, Chris Smith (not that one), to take a wander through Konami’s Castlevania series. Naïvely attempting to drop in on almost every game, our heroes just about make it through to the end for one last fight with Dracula.
In this episode we start a new series of Listener Top 10’s. First up is the 8bit powerhouse the Commodore 64. The C64 lasted for around a decade from it’s very strong start in the home computer market facing off against the Spectrum and Amstrad 464. Known for it’s amazing SID chip the C64 soon gathered a massive fan base for the music heard coming from it but luckily there were many great games to go alongside that
One of the most popular gaming genres in the mid 80’s to late 90’s was the movie license. From the 8bit home computer scene Ocean software led the way in releasing many great games based on the most popular movies of the time. Games such as Batman The Movie, Robocop, Rambo and Terminator 2 made people want to buy the machines to play them on especially when these titles came packaged with the machine – something Commodore did very well!