Friday, 17 February 2017

New Book Tells All About The Nintendo 64

FunstockRetro.co.uk, Doncaster (17th, February, 2017)

The Nintendo 64 Anthology is the book made for a generation of 90's gamers.

Written by Matt Manent, it provides the most comprehensive look at the much-loved Nintendo 64. Cramming in over 400 pages of facts, game reviews and interviews, it also tells the console's story - chronicling it's seven-year journey from development right through to it finally being retired.

What's included:
 
  • All 388 games reviewed – including detailed information such as each title's release date, developer, publisher, genre, rarity, and a rating out of five (includes full-page reviews of all the classics like GoldenEye, Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie!).
  • A huge array of content spanning cancelled games, accessories, collectors editions, and, of course, every Nintendo 64 version and bundle.
  • Interviews with the people involved at the time: Martin Hollis (Rare - GoldenEye) and Eric Caen (Titus - Superman; acknowledged as one of the machine's worst games)
  • A collector's guide section outlining all the games released in each territory (Japan, North America, Europe, and Australia) alongside checkboxes for collectors to mark the games they own and those they don't.

General Manager of FunstockRetro.co.uk, Andy Pearson said:

“For those who grew up playing on the N64, this book is the ultimate gift. Covering every aspect of the console, from its games right through to its hardware, it has been assembled with all the care and attention you'd hope for as a fan. It's the perfect addition to any N64 collection.”

The Nintendo 64 Anthology book is available to pre-order exclusively at Europe's Number One Retro Gaming Destination, FunstockRetro.co.uk now at just £44.99 here!

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Buggy Boy (Atari ST)

Sometimes a game you remember quite fondly just doesn't stand the test of time.   Though it does quite well in that it's not simply a race against time as most of its contemplates, it struggles with bland graphics that don't give you much sense of speed.   The sound effects aren't much better.  From memory (not that reliable) it's pretty standard for an ST coin-op conversion at the time.  In later years some of them would get much better.