Sunday, May 31, 2020

Game Covers - Summer Events (Commodore 16 and Plus 4)

Seven exciting events POLE VAULT, WEIGHT LIFTING, SKEET SHOOTING, PLATFORM DIVING, CYCLING, JAVELIN, AND SWIMMING.  One to four players can compete or just practice all or some of the events.  Excellent music by B. Gertz. Features Opening, Closing and Medal ceremonies.

The Cover

The Inlay

The Tape

Game Covers - Winter Events (Commodore 16 and Plus 4)

Compete in the six thrilling events:  Biathlon, Bobsled, Ski Jump, Down Hill and Speed Skating.  The events start with opening ceremony accompanied by thrilling music.  One to four players.  Joystick required.


The cover


The inlay 

The tape

Game Covers - Panic Penguin (Commodore 16 and Plus 4)

Control Percy the panicking penguin as you attempt to avoid the deadly snow monsters.  Feel the tension mount as Percy desperately tries to protect his diamonds, by hurridly moving the melting ice block in his garden.  Squashing monsters with ice blocks in also possible and very vital if Percy is to progress to the next level.  Beware!  this time there are even more monsters and all have an insatiable appetite for plump penguins.


 The Cover



 The Inlay


The Tape

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 69

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 69
Sunday 31st May 2020

Excalibur 2555ad for the Sony Playstation


"A really fun adventure game. I liked this a lot.  8/10" - Kayleigh

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 68

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 68
Saturday 30th May 2020

Oddworld Abe's Oddysee for the Sony Playstation


"Very fun. I like how you can take over the Sligs and blow them up!. 8/10" - Kayleigh

Friday, May 29, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 67

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 67
Friday 29th May 2020

Star Wars Dark Forces for the Sony Playstation


"Good game. A bit like Doom, but not as good.
Still fun. 7/10" - Kayleigh

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 66

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 66
Thursday 28th May 2020

Fade to Black for the Sony Playstation


"I really liked this game. Controls are fiddly to begin with, but I got used to them. 7½ / 10" - Kayleigh

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 65

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 65
Wednesday 27th May 2020

Creatures for the Commodore 64


"Not my favourite type of game, but I really enjoyed this, and I had a bit of help from my Dad. 7/10" - Kayleigh

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 64

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 64
Tuesday 26th May 2020

International Tennis for the Commodore 64


"Fun, but I wasn't very good at it.  It's still a good game! 6/10" - Kayleigh

Monday, May 25, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 63

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 63
Monday 25th May 2020

Cannon Fodder for the Commodore Amiga


"I like this.  It's fun!  7/10" - Kayleigh

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 62

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 62
Sunday 24th May 2020

Quake II for the PC


"Another really good shooter. I think I prefer this over the first Quake. 8/10" - Kayleigh

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 61

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 61
Saturday 23rd May 2020

Unreal for the PC


"A good shooter.  The graphics are really good for an old game too. 8/10" - Kayleigh

Friday, May 22, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 60

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 60
Friday 22nd May 2020

Descent for the Sony Playstation


"Good. Took a while before I got used to the controls, but I liked it a lot. 8/10" - Kayleigh

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 59

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 59
Thursday 21st May 2020

Winter Events for the Commodore 16 & Plus 4


"Good family game. Favourite event - Speed Skating... Worst event - Bobsled! 6/10" - Kayleigh

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 58

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 58
Wednesday 20th May 2020

Outrun 2006 Coast 2 Coast on the PlayStation 2


"Good. I like the Magical Sound Shower song. 7/10" - Kayleigh

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 57

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 57
Tuesday 19th May 2020

GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64


"This is a really good game, but I don't like the N64 controller for this type of game. 8/10" - Kayleigh

Monday, May 18, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 56

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 56
Monday 18th May 2020

Pitstop II on the Commodore 64


"I like this game. I beat my Dad at a race! 7/10" - Kayleigh

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 55

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 55
Sunday 17th May 2020

Croc Legend of the Gobbos on the Sony PlayStation


"Very good.  Croc is cute!  8/10" - Kayleigh

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 54

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 54
Saturday 16th May 2020

Burnout 2 Point of Impact on the Sony PlayStation 2


"I like this a lot. I beat my Dad in 'Crash' mode too. 8/10" - Kayleigh

Friday, May 15, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 53

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 53
Friday 15th May 2020

Burnout on the Sony PlayStation 2


"A fun game. I even beat my Dad on one race!
8/10" - Kayleigh

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 52

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 52
Thursday 14th May 2020

Blood 2 The Chosen on PC


"A fun game. I like it when the character starts singing! Much better than the first one. 8/10" - Kayleigh

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 51

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 51
Wednesday 13th May 2020

Hades Nebula on the Commodore 64


"A fun shoot-em-up. I did really well on my first go!. 7/10" - Kayleigh

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 50

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 50
Tuesday 12th May 2020

TimeSplitters 2 on the Sony Playstation 2


"I love this game. It's like the first one and really fun. It's great to play two-player with my Dad. 8/10" - Kayleigh

Monday, May 11, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 49

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 49
Monday 11th May 2020

Disruptor on the Sony Playstation


"I like it, but some of the robots sneak up on me and make me jump! 7/10" - Kayleigh

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 48

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 48
Sunday 10th May 2020

3D Ghost Chase on the Commodore Plus 4


"It was OK! I couldn't get off level 2, and the monster made me jump when he appeared on the screen. 5/10" - Kayleigh

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 47

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 47
Saturday 9th May 2020

Ridge Racer Type 4 on the Playstation


"Really fun! It has a good two-player mode on it so I was able to play against my Dad. 8/10" - Kayleigh

Friday, May 08, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 46

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 46
Friday 8th May 2020

Stunt Car Racer on the Commodore Amiga


"Really fun! It's funny when you fall off the track. My favourite track is The Ski Jump. 7/10" - Kayleigh

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 45

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 45
Thursday 7th May 2020

Blood on PC


"This is good,  It's quite funny in places but the graphics are really blocky. 8/10" - Kayleigh

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 44

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 44
Wednesday 6th May 2020

Virtua Racing on the Sony Playstation 2


"I really like this game.  It was fun playing against my brother and Dad. 8/10" - Kayleigh

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

I see the moon!

My daughter Sophie loves the telescope we got her for Christmas.  Fortunately, we've been having some really clear nights lately so she has been able to get it out often.  She took this amazing picture of the moon this evening.




Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 43

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 43
Tuesday 5th May 2020

Squirm on the Commodore 16 & Plus 4


"It's a fun game, but it's very easy to get trapped and eaten by the worms.  6/10" - Kayleigh

Monday, May 04, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 42

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 42
Monday 4th May 2020

Superfrog on the Commodore Amiga


"I really like this game.  I've played the remake on the PSVita but this version is really fun.  7/10" - Kayleigh

Sunday, May 03, 2020

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 41

Kayleigh's Retro Isolation - Day 41
Sunday 3rd May 2020

Quake on PC


"I really like this game, but I don't like those monsters that throw grenades at me! 8/10 - Kayleigh

Game Covers - Cave Fighter (Commodore Plus 4)

CAVE FIGHTER an all action jumping, climbing and shooting game with dozens of different caves to explore and many strange aliens.  Featuring breath-taking sprite-like graphics.  Joystick or Keys.

Written by Richard Clarke

Cave Fighter - The Cover

 Cave Fighter - The Inlay

Cave Fighter - The Tape

Game Covers - C16's Classics (Commodore Plus 4)

Dork's Dilemma

Plasma rocket failure.  A space shattering collision with a planetoid form not known to any civilized solar system and a dazed, confused Dork awakens to find his disabled spaceship stripped and hidden through the underworld kingdom of the evil little Zomwats

Zobwats?  Zobwats!  Dark little creatures living in an underground maze.

And they told Dork spacetravel was supposed to be fun.

Tycoon Tex

Tycoon Tex is a 'rootin', 'tootin' oil tycoon in the true wild west tradition.  Guns blazing, eyes gazing, the faster he can make his pipeline patrol the quicker he can add to his bank balance.

Sand, ice or snow can't halt Tex's speedy draw as he fights off the dangers of falling bombs, arrows, surface missiles and crash explosives.  And if he's a second too slow - **!!?? BOOM - one more leak, one barrel less to add to his sticky hoard.

Look out JR you ain't seen nothing yet!

Xargon Wars

A battle spectacular in the classic mould - defend your mother planet from the alien hordes.  Put to test your skills as gunnery commander as the space invaders launch wave after wave of laser bombs.  Will your nerve last out and reflexes quicken as each success you attain is met by an even faster attack the following level.

Petals of Doom

Trapped within an eerie space cavern, the only way home is to help the flower plantation reach full growth.  Only then will energy curtains blocking your way finally disappear.  But, true to all classic space shoot-outs, the plan-hating bugs are out to stamp your flowers to the ground.  See the free world again - only if your trigger finger can match the challenge.

Cover (Full)

Cover - Tape 1

Cover Tape 2

Inlay 1
Inlay 2

Dork's Dilemma Tape

Tycoon Tex Tape

 Xargon Wars Tape
  
 Petals of Doom Tape