Maze Death Rally-X: Sinclair ZX Spectrum December Review

Posted by  on December 1, 2021

Maze Death Rally-X: December featured game

You all remember the 1980 Namco arcade classic Rally-X right? Well, Maze Death Rally-X for the Speccy should seem very familiar to you.

Maze Death Rally-XLoading Screen

Rally-X is one of my favourite golden age arcade games but it never saw an official release on the ZX Spectrum.

Back in 2018 a chap named Tom Dalby released his version, Maze Death Rally-X, to the world and what a joy it is for us Rally-X fans. The game comes in both 48K and 128K varieties but for the purpose of this review I’m playing the 128K version with the superior sound.

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Internet Archive Games Launcher (IAGL) Installation

Posted by  on April 12, 2021

Something for the weekend in the shape of Internet Archive Games Launcher

I decided to install Internet Archive Games Launcher on my KODI box this weekend. It’s an old Intel Quad Core Q6600 with 8GB RAM and a 64GB Samsung SSD, but it does the job. It’s been running Ubuntu 18.04 for a while with KODI 18.x (Leia). Originally, I was going to just drop KODI 19 (Matrix) on there but I chose to go the whole hog and do a clean install of the latest Ubuntu too.Internet Archive Games Launcher (IAGL)

My decision was based on some issues I’d been having with Ubuntu. We’d recently had the power trip out due to a faulty earth on an upstairs power socket. Ubuntu had an unclean shutdown due to this and the file system had some corruption. I’d run a manual FSCK but the same issue reoccurred every time I rebooted the box. I’d thought about updating prior to this so I didn’t bother putting too much effort into sorting it out.

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Super Mario Balancing Games with Link System

Posted by  on April 2, 2021

Let’s take a look at the three Super Mario Balancing Games

The Super Mario Balancing Games, three sets of games from Epoch Games, Ground Stage, Underground Stage and Castle Stage. Each game consists of a two-story stage with four iconic Super Mario character pieces, and a dice. That’s a total of three stages and twelve characters.

Super Mario Balancing Game

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CiT Connect Gaming Keyboard Phone Rest and USB Hub

Posted by  on March 16, 2021

CiT Connect Gaming Keyboard 7 Colour LED Phone Rest and USB Hub

My old Dell keyboard is getting a bit long in the tooth. I don’t like changing keyboards but I bit the bullet and ordered myself a CiT Connect Gaming Keyboard from

I love my Dell SK-8125 keyboard but, being almost 20 years old it’s starting to rattle a little and it can be unresponsive at times; even after a strip and clean. Therefore I decided it was time for a new keyboard.

After a bit of internet research I chose the CiT Connect Gaming Keyboard.

CiT Connect Gaming KeyboardCiT Connect Gaming Keyboard

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Neo Office Racing Chair Not Up To The Job

Posted by  on March 3, 2021

I bought a Neo Office Racing Chair in May 2020.

Further update: 04/03/2021 *** The new arm for my Neo Office Racing Chair arrived shortly after 14:00 today. That is some fantastic service from Thank you. ***

Update: 03/03/2021 *** I received a reply about the arm of my Neo Office Racing Chair at 08:35 this morning. The reply was a brief apology and notification that they were sending me out a new left arm. They didn’t have my address though because the original was ordered in my partner’s name so I just replied with my details. Excellent customer service on the part of Neo Direct. ***

I’m not much of a PC gamer, usually only to emulate my consoles and computers for screenshots for the site, so I thought for my day-to-day work the Neo Office Racing Chair should do the job.

Neo Office Racing Chair

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