COVID Lockdown: Resident Evil

Posted by  on January 10, 2021

My COVID Lockdown game for today is Resident Evil.

While we’re in our third lockdown I decided to revisit some old favourites, but with a twist. The plan is to take a look at some of my all time favourite retro games but on a different system. Today I’m playing Resident Evil on the Sega Saturn.

Resident Evil
Usual Version Played Current Version Played
System: Sony Playstation Sega Saturn
Publisher: Capcom Capcom
Release Year: 1996 1997
No. Players: 1  1
Genre: Survival Horror Survival Horror

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COVID Lockdown: Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Posted by  on January 8, 2021

COVID lockdown retro gaming for today consists of Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse.

While we’re in our third lockdown I decided to revisit some old favourites, but with a twist. The plan is to take a look at some of my all time favourite retro games but on a different system. Today I played Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse on the Sega Master System.

Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse
Usual Version Played Current Version Played
System: Sega Mega Drive Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega Sega/Tec Toy (Brazil)
Release Year: 1990 1991
No. Players: 1  1
Genre: Arcade: Platform Arcade: Platform

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COVID Lockdown: Alien³

Posted by  on January 7, 2021

More COVID lockdown retro gaming, today a Sega Master System favourite, Alien³

While we’re in our third lockdown I decided to revisit some old favourites, but with a twist. The plan is to take a look at some of my all time favourite retro games but on a different system. Today I played Alien³ on the NES.

Alien³
Usual Version Played Current Version Played
System: Sega Master System Nintendo Entertainment System
Publisher: Arena Entertainment LJN
Release Year: 1992 1993
No. Players: 1  1
Genre: Arcade: Platform/Run and Gun Arcade: Platform/Run and Gun

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COVID 19 and my top 5 isolation games

Posted by  on May 2, 2020

COVID 19: Slowest. Apocolypse. Ever.

I hope this finds you safe and well during these unusual circumstances.

COVID 19 isolation has given me some much treasured time with the family (minus my eldest who is isolating with my Mum). We played board games. We played Wii games. Family time is great but being together 24/7 isn’t particularly healthy either.

I was starting to look a bit Catweazle so I had the Missus perform the “Quarantine Cut” on me by shaving my head all over with a Number 3. Boredom levels haven’t quite yet risen to taking a razor to it but they’re getting there.

There’s been some working from home, some sleeping, a lot of eating (proven in my blood sugar results). There’s also been some retro gaming.JoystickThese days a variety of tasks and responsibilities keep me from putting any substantial amount of time into retro gaming so this COVID 19 isolation presents me with a rare opportunity. Please don’t expect a review or a playthrough, there are countless of those already out there. This is just me talking about some old favourites and how I found out about them.

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Backpack Buddies (Nintendo) currently in ALDI

Posted by  on February 13, 2020

I picked up some Nintendo Backpack Buddies from ALDI.

Backpack Buddies were not on the shopping list. The objective was to buy some bread rolls for my Daughter’s lunch today, however continuing to look around the store the next aisle offered up some Nintendo imagery.

Backpack Buddies (1)

The younger generation might be familiar with Backpack Buddies but, being the wrong side of 40, these things are new to me. When I happen across something new to me like this both my gamer brain and Dad brain kicks in…

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