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!
Michael Heald realised a lifelong dream of becoming a game developer when his first title Wulverblade hit the Nintendo Switch earlier in 2017. Initially intended to be an Xbox One exclusive, Wulverblade was picked up by Nintendo and upon release it garnered critical acclaim across the board for it’s engaging storyline and solid side-scrolling, old school beat ‘em up gameplay.
Dave Perry is one of the most memorable contributors to UK games journalism in the 90s. With a career in magazine journalism and being a major part of gaming TV shows Games Master and Games World almost everyone knows who he is. With a wealth of games magazines in his portfolio including Sega Pro, Play, X-Gen and many more Dave had a insightful view of changes in gaming industry.
When Nintendo announced a new upcoming heldheld in 2004 codenamed DS (Developer System) they described as “The 3rd Pillar”. The Gameboy Advance and Gamecube were Nintendo’s main machines even though the Gamecube was struggling against XBox and PlayStation 2. However in March 2005 the DS was released and people took notice!
Sports games are a genre that have been around for years. From Pong to Track And Field to Fifa there have been some fantastic sports games and some stinkers. It’s a genre that is great fun playing with friends even though tempers may have been known to flair during some games (that may just be me!)