Castle Hassle By Kyle Snyder

Castle Hassle By Kyle Snyder

The Atari home computer series is not typically what one thinks of when asked about the better video game systems of the early 80’s. But why not? The Atari 8-bit computer line (400, 800,1200) provided some of the best graphics, gameplay, and outright fun that...
Adventure By Kyle Snyder

Adventure By Kyle Snyder

What is it exactly that keeps Adventure so close to the hearts of most classic gamers? This year marks the game’s 20th anniversary, and certainly in that time frame we’ve had hundreds of games surpass Adventure’s primitive charms. There was Advanced...
Craig Pell: Indenture’s Servant

Craig Pell: Indenture’s Servant

Craig Pell, aside from being an avid classic gamer and collector, is also known for programming an amazing port of the Atari 2600 cartridge, Adventure, in assembly, entitled “Indenture.” In his words, Indenture will work on: “any PC from the lowliest 8088 to a...
Whatever Happened to Skill? By Terrell Gibbs

Lost Arcade Classic: Blue Shark

There’s something that I’ve been in the dark about for over 20 years now: An obscure, dinky little toy that I was fascinated with but never actually got to see. At least I think it was a toy. Honestly, I don’t know what the hell it was. Its name? The “Smoking Pet.”...