Spectrum widget

For your dashboard, knew it for some time but forgot to mention it, ideal for a quick game, e.g. of Cracker, the Eurogamer christmas gift i mentioned, you can find the widget here

New issue Retrogamer: Master System

The new issue of Retrogamer is out

MacRetro is mentioned in the issue as a great retro site! (see page 107). I do wonder if Robotron is a run a gun game though, as i write about in my new Run and Gun page. Comments? Go to their comments thread

Complete History DOOM
Prepare to get scared senseless as Retro Gamer looks back at one of gaming's most terrifying franchises
Classic Game
Spy Hunter
Move over James Bond, because we've found a spy theme tune that's even better than yours
The Making of… Rescue on Fractalus
Find out how a failed Star Wars pitch turned into a monstrous hit and helped launch LucasArts
Conversion Capers :Green Beret
It's a well known arcade hit from the Eighties, but how was it converted to the Speccy? Retro Gamer investigates
Run N Gun Special
There's an insane number of classic run n gun titles available, but which ones are worth your actual time? Retro Gamer has the answers
The Making of… Populous
It's one of Bullfrog's most popular games and helped launch a brand new genre: the god sim. Retro Gamer talks to its creators and finds out how it all began
The Making of… James Pond trilogy
Prepare for plenty of bad puns as Retro Gamer investigates the puntastic James Pond trilogy
Desert Island Disks :Rob Fulop
From creating Atari coin-op conversions for the Atari 2600 to creating desktop cats and dogs. Meet Rob Fulop

Retroinspection: Master System
Nintendo's NES may have dominated the 8-bit market, but Sega wasn't willing to go down without a fight.

It is really easy to emulate, using one of Richard Bannister's great emulators, SMS Plus, which you can find here. This emulator also emulates the Game Gear, which internally very similar. You just start the emulator, find a game and off yougo. Default keys are Shift, Option (I/II), Enter (Start) and the cursor keys.

Mame OSX

There's a new conversion of Mame, up todate to 0.118, with a nice iPhoto like front end, it will probably replace MacMame in the end.


Game Gear

Retro gamer has an inspection of the game game gear.

The Gamegear was Sega's answer to the Gameboy, it was a great little system, essentially a portable master system. Its downside was a bad battery life.

You can play many gamegear games online on the site of everyvideogameever

The SMS emulator for the master system emulates game gear games as well


There was some discussion at the World of Stuart forum about emulators for the Apple II, in the end, consensus was reached OSXII was the best, so I added that to the Apple II page

NES Emulation on the iPhone

The I-Phone now gets emulators too, as homebrew now is possible.

A nes emulator! No sounds yet, and I wonder how a touchscreen plays but it just looks lovely

New speccy emulator

There is a new spectrum emulator, ZXSP, looks quite tasty

For those of you with a DS, and a flashcard, don't for get the great SpeccyDS

New Jaguar Emulator

Gary Liddon of Zzap'64 fame, converted Dio's Jag emulator to the Mac. See here