Released in 1983, Assault is a decent game from Bomb. It is fast based with good graphics and interesting gameplay. I am happy to have it in my Atari collection.
Alpha Beam with Ernie for the Atari 2600 is an attractive title with interesting graphics and quality sound. Unfortunately it lacks anything resembling real gameplay. This game was targeted at children, but I think anything above a toddler will get bored quickly.
In 1983, Activision's Enduro was released on the Atari 2600. It would quickly become my favorite racing game and a top 10 game for me. (even though I never got the patch)
In 1983 Nerds candy was released by Wonka. They were a runaway hit. Over two decades later I bought a lot of Nerd Magnets, here is that story.
Let's take a look at a controversy that is over the 30 years old. Did Castlevania II rip off the art style of Ravenloft?
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the eighties comedy classic, "Trading Places." It is a perfect film to watch this holiday season. Even if you don't listen to the show, I hope this reminds you to rewatch the movie.
They made a commercial for Q*bert the board game in 1983 that featured a live-action version of Q*bert. I would have watched this as a TV series.
When the Atari 2600 dominated the video game market, Activision offered patches for those who reached high scores in their games. To get one, you simply needed to take a…
Armory Dice Markers are great looking artifacts from a different time in gaming. It is nice to see that someone preserved them up until now and that people value them enough to pay a ludicrous amount of money for 4 used crayons.
Listen to the season 11 premier episode of the Retroist Podcast, CHiPs. Join Ponch, Jon and the rest of the California Highway Patrol as they fight crime, have fun and look great doing it.