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Now displaying: 2024
Jun 21, 2024

Drisky, Kingy, and Ric go through part one of our Amiga extravaganza where we go through our top 50 Amiga games.  This episode covers from 50 through to 26.

If that wasn't enough we include a massive free Amiga book covering in-depth, not only all the games covered and their related games in the series. but the history of the Amiga, all the game pack-in bundles, and some of the histories of the key publishers and developers.

https://archive.org/details/rgds-amiga-top-50-games-2-v-3-book-one-50-26-7-jun

The book is completely free, although if you consider a small voluntary donation on buy me a Coffee, for all my efforts, I would appreciate it:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TheDrisk

Don't forget to check out our YouTube channel with video versions of the podcast

https://www.youtube.com/@RGDSPodcast-qw6mw

We have loads of cool stuff already and stacks of great new content on the way, so please consider subscribing, watching, and liking, to help our fledgling new YouTube channel to get better known.

Also please join us on Discord and chat with us and other listeners here:

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Don't forget to subscribe and listen to part two, with our next episode covering the top 25 games and another free and even bigger Amiga book to enjoy.

Jun 8, 2024

Drisky and Kingy return to the Sony PlayStation 1 to look for more lesser-heard-of racers.

The games covered in this episode are:

Courier Crisis

Muppets Racemania

Mille Miglia

Vanishing Point

Wild Rapids

Running Wild

Peak Performance

Streak: Hoverboard Racing

Burning Road

Tank Racer

 

Show notes:

Innsmouth - https://bitfans.itch.io/innsmouth

The Videokid - https://pixeltripstudios.itch.io/the-videokid

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
May 17, 2024

Yes its another fab episode of RGDS your Retro Gaming discussion Show.  It's your host Paul Driscoll AKA Drisky and Gordon King AKA Kingy to discuss the wonderful Atari Lynx handheld console.

So koin us as we go through this wonderful hand held machine.

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Apr 26, 2024

In this episode, Drisky and Kingy choose 6 games from Sega's ill-fated Mega Drive add-on that is the 32X.  Is it worth playing?  The prices for the games can certainly be eye-watering.  Join the lads as they discuss their chosen list.

Games in this episode are:

The Amazing Spiderman: Web of Fire

Kolibri

Shadow Squadron

Knuckles Chaotix

Metalhead

Tempo

Mar 29, 2024

In celebration of Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story being released, Drisky and Kingy go through some of the best Jeff Minter and Llamasoft's best games. There is a real voyage of discovery here, so join us as we play through these classic games.

The games we have picked out from this amazing collection are:

Deflex V 

Metagalactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time 

Hover Bovver 

Laser Zone 

Attack of the Mutant Camels

Revenge of the Mutant Camels 

Gridrunner

Rox 64 

Sheep in Space

Attack of the Mutant Camels '89 

Llamatron: 2112 

Tempest 2000 

Gridrunner Remastered

 

Mar 7, 2024

In the first of a brand new series of episodes, RGDS celebrates the love for lesser spoken about home micros and the wonderful games that were released for them.  In this episode, Ric and Kingy discuss the Atari 8-bit family and have some great fun with the games on this system.

 

The games covered:

1. Conan: Hall of Volta

2. Cave lord

3. LA SWAT

4. Drol

5. Fort Apocalypse

6. Dandy

7. Flip and Flop

8. The Rescue Expedition (modern Homebrew)

Show notes

 

The Nostalgie Nerds Retrotech book:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nostalgia-Nerds-Retro-Tech-Computer/dp/1781575703

 

Cavelord English Mod:

https://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-cavelord_6436.html

 

 

Feb 13, 2024

We are in the bag with the second half of our gargantuan Your Sinclair Top 100.  In this episode Drisky and Kingy countdown from 50 to 1.  

 

The games covered in this episode are:-





50 Enduro Racer - 1987 - Activsion  sega

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1628/ZX-Spectrum/Enduro_Racer



49 Tetris - 1988 - Mirrorsoft

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/5212/ZX-Spectrum/Tetris

 

48 Renegade - 1987 - Renegade

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/4082/ZX-Spectrum/Renegade

 

47 Antics - 1984 - Bug byte

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/537/ZX-Spectrum/Antics

 

46 Bobby Bearing - 1986 - The Edge

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/606/ZX-Spectrum/Bobby_Bearing

 

45 International Match Day - 1986 - Ocean

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2514/ZX-Spectrum/International_Match_Day



44 Rescue - 1987 - Mastertronic

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/4110/ZX-Spectrum/Rescue

 

43 Midnight Resistance - 1990 - Ocean data east

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/3188/ZX-Spectrum/Midnight_Resistance



42 The Hobbit - 1982 - Melbourne House

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/6440/ZX-Spectrum/The_Hobbit

41 Fantasy World Dizzy - 1989 - Codemasters

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/9335/ZX-Spectrum/Fantasy_World_Dizzy

 

40 Highway Encounter - 1986 - Vortex Software

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2323/ZX-Spectrum/Highway_Encounter



39 Mercenary - 1987 - Novagen

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/3126/ZX-Spectrum/Mercenary

 

38 Gauntlet - 1986 US GOLD

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1989/ZX-Spectrum/Gauntlet

 

37 Lode Runner - 1984 software projects

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2912/ZX-Spectrum/Lode_Runner



36 Cybernoid - 1988 - Hewson

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1196/ZX-Spectrum/Cybernoid



35 I, Ball 2: Quest for the Past - 1987 - Firebird

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2431/ZX-Spectrum/I_Ball_II



34 Deus Ex Machina - 1984 - Automata

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1373/ZX-Spectrum/Deus_Ex_Machina

 

33 Knight Lore - 1984 - Ultimate

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/9366/ZX-Spectrum/Knight_Lore



32 Jet Set Willy - 1984 - Software Projects

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2589/ZX-Spectrum/Jet_Set_Willy

 

31 Lunar Jetman - 1983 - Utlimate

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/9372/ZX-Spectrum/Lunar_Jetman

 

30 Nebulus - 1987 - Hewson

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/3377/ZX-Spectrum/Nebulus

 

29 Think! - 1985 - Arioloasoft

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/5235/ZX-Spectrum/Think

 

28 Deactivators - 1986 - Reaktor

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1278/ZX-Spectrum/Deactivators



27 Super Hang-On - 1987 - Electric Dreams

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/5019/ZX-Spectrum/Super_Hang-On

 

26 Light Force - 1986 - FTL

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2882/ZX-Spectrum/Lightforce

 

25 Manic Miner - 1983 - Bug Byte

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/3012/ZX-Spectrum/Manic_Miner



24 3D Starstrike 2 - 1986 - Realtime Games Software

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/4881/ZX-Spectrum/Starstrike_II

 

23 The Great Escape - 1986 - Ocean

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2125/ZX-Spectrum/The_Great_Escape



22 Chase H.Q. - 1989 - Ocean

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/903/ZX-Spectrum/Chase_HQ



21 Alien - 1984 - Mind games/Argus Press

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/145/ZX-Spectrum/Alien





20 Spy vs. Spy - 1985 - Beyond Software

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/4786/ZX-Spectrum/Spy_vs_Spy

 

19 Back to Skool - 1985 - Microsphere

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/362/ZX-Spectrum/Back_to_Skool



18 Underwurlde - 1984 - Ultimate

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/9446/ZX-Spectrum/Underwurlde

 

17 Starquake - 1985 - Bubblebus

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/4873/ZX-Spectrum/Starquake

 

16 Elite - 1985 - Firebird

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1601/ZX-Spectrum/Elite



15 Lords of Midnight - 1984 - Beyond Software

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/6604/ZX-Spectrum/The_Lords_of_Midnight

https://www.icemark.com/tower/manual/guide.htm



14 Ant Attack - 1983 - Quicksilva

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/210/ZX-Spectrum/Ant_Attack

 

13 Chuckie Egg - 1983 - AnF software

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/958/ZX-Spectrum/Chuckie_Egg



12 Carrier Command - 1989 - Rainbird

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/825/ZX-Spectrum/Carrier_Command






11 Sim City - 1990 - Infogrames

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/4509/ZX-Spectrum/Sim_City

 

10 T.L.L. 1984 - Vortex

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/5302/ZX-Spectrum/TLL

 

9 Boulder Dash - 1984 - Front Runner - First Star

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/639/ZX-Spectrum/Boulder_Dash



8 Rainbow Islands - 1990 - Ocean

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/724/ZX-Spectrum/Rainbow_Islands

 

7 The Sentinel  - 1987 - Firebird

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/4400/ZX-Spectrum/The_Sentinel

 

6 R-Type - 1988 - Electric Dreams Software

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/4256/ZX-Spectrum/R-Type

 

5 Head over Heels - 1987 - Ocean

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2259/ZX-Spectrum/Head_over_Heels



4 Stop the Express - 1983 - Hudson/Sinclair Research

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/4916/ZX-Spectrum/Stop_the_Express



3 All or Nothing - 1984 - Abbex Electronics Ltd

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/167/ZX-Spectrum/All_or_Nothing

 

2 Rebel Star - 1986 Firebird

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/4058/ZX-Spectrum/Rebelstar

 

1 Deathchase - 1983 - Micromega

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1303/ZX-Spectrum/Deathchase

 

Show notes:

The Hobbit 128K version:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/30399/ZX-Spectrum/Hobbit_128

Deus Ex Machina on Steam

https://store.steampowered.com/app/508910/Deus_Ex_Machina_Game_of_the_Year_30th_Anniversary_Collectors_Edition/

Lunar Jetman - the FAKE trailer

http://www.carlylesmith.karoo.net/spectrum/gamefaq/gamefaq6.html

Bill Barbison interview by RGDS

https://retrogamingdailyshow.libsyn.com/171-an-interview-with-bill-harbison

Bob Pape's excellent making of R-Type conversion for the Spectrum

https://bizzley.42web.io/?i=1

 

Our interview with Jon Ritman

https://retrogamingdailyshow.libsyn.com/213-the-john-ritman-interview

 

 

Jan 26, 2024

Your Sinclair was one of the "Big 3" Spectrum magazines, alongside CRASH and Sinclair User.  It was considered to be more humourous and zany than its contemporaries.  Its final issue was in September 1993, which was an incredible run, considering the 16-bit computers had taken foothold years prior.  In 1991, they published their top 100 games list, which was compiled by staff writer Stuart Campbell.  It was a comprehensive list of games featuring many classics (and some curveballs).  Join Drisky and Kingy as they go through the games on this list.  With thanks to Gary Arnott for recreating that final cover for our own poster for this episode. 

Here are the first 50 games in the first part:

100    Zzoom
99    Maziacs
98    Pheenix
97    Mined Out
96    Cruising on Broadway
95    The Train Game
94    RoboCop
93    Gyron
92    Green Beret
91    Avalon
90    Bounder
89    Cobra
88    Wheelie
87    Codename Mat
86    Trashman
85    Guardian 2: Revenge of the Mutants
84    Technician Ted
83    Football Manager
82    Hyperaction
81    Dark Star
80    Sir Lancelot
79    Atic Atac
78    Flying Shark
77    Gyroscope
76    Three Weeks in Paradise
75    Wriggler
74    Pang
73    Popeye
72    Hijack
71    Frankie Goes to Hollywood
70    G-Force
69    Match Point
68    Tapper
67    The Way of the Exploding Fist
66    Splat
65    Batty
64    Buggy Boy
63    Scrabble
62    Thrust
61    Eric and the Floaters
60    Knot in 3D
59    Hyper Sports
58    Operation Wolf
57    Dun Darach
56    Bounty Bob Strikes Back
55    Saboteur
54    Rastan
53    Ping-Pong
52    Jumping Jack
51    Robotron: 2084

 

Snow Notes:

World of Stuart top 100 reproduction

https://worldofstuart.excellentcontent.com/ys100/ystop100.htm?fbclid=IwAR2J01M29bQutvprNe91s7dmoxSpndRIAyKFS2nw9ozOuHGmR0G0xfvKp3I

Kingy's Mined Out remake

https://archive.org/details/mined

Gyron Arena

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/2193/ZX-Spectrum/Gyron_Arena

Joy Chant - The High Kings

https://www.amazon.co.uk/High-Kings-Joy-Chant/dp/0553243063

Saturday Superstore - kids playing Speccy games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9aUgK9rBGI

Steven Smith's games (including VR ones)

https://stephensmith.itch.io/

First Class TV show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg-jmty8XuQ

Neadeital

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/36565/ZX-Spectrum/Neadeital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 12, 2024

Ric and Drisky, go through 6 Amiga game recommendations by Drisk of Amiga games to try.

Will Ric like them enough to use his blank floppy disks to X-Copy Dat Floppy?

Show Links:

Final  Fight Hack: https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3582/
Workbench Classic:https://classicwb.abime.net/
Aminimiga: https://www.aminimiga.com/
Launchbox Amiga: https://youtu.be/FDjmENVd2EE  
Senticam Switch Docking Station: https://rb.gy/b2hnzx

Psikyo Alpha and Brava collections:
Alpha: https://rb.gy/i5hch3
Bravo: https://rb.gy/i5hch3

Robocop vs Predator https://rb.gy/aeyfqh
eXoDos v6: https://www.retro-exo.com/exodos.html
Best Game of a Letter Arcade Edition: https://rb.gy/5t8er3
Reshoot Proxima 3: https://rp3.spieleschreiber.de/

The Games:

LionHeart:
Manual: https://amiga.abime.net/games/view/lionheart#manuals

Apocalypse:
Manual: https://amiga.abime.net/games/view/apocalypse#manuals

Giganoid:
Manual: https://amiga.abime.net/games/view/giganoid#manuals

Woodys World:
Manual: https://amiga.abime.net/games/view/woodys-world#manuals

Shufflepuck Cafe:
Manual: https://amiga.abime.net/games/view/shufflepuck-cafe#manuals

Crazy Cars 3 / Lamborghini American Challenge:
Manual: https://amiga.abime.net/games/view/crazy-cars-iii#manuals

80's Overdrive: https://80soverdrive.com/
198X: https://198xthegame.com/

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