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Play Expo – Event City Manchester

If you’re a fan of retro gaming there simply isn’t a bigger, more comprehensive show than the re.play event at this years Play Expo at Event City in Manchester. This year, for Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October, it will feature the most expansive and varied celebration of video games history ever seen. Re.play will […]

Interview with Bullseye TV Show People!

Bullseye has been one of my favourite TV shows for around 30 years. I used to watch it during visits to my Granddad when I was 8, and its just one of those programmes that reminds me of childhood. Jim Bowen and Tony Green giving away amazing prizes like record players and speedboats. (!?) More […]

Betamax VCR

The 80s saw a very vicious war, where there could be only one winner. It was the war between VHS and Betamax. Some people wondered who would win, but to me I knew who the winner would be. This was due to the fact that my father had a habit of always backing the horse […]


In 1982 Disney released a film that had some stunning special effects for it’s time, and in my opinion an outstanding storyline. This film was called Tron. As a programmer, I can sympathize with the programs that I write. It may be a hard life being a programmer, but being a program is even harder. […]

Interview with Mark Jones

Looking through the archives of 80sNostalgia, I found an interview originally from about the year 2000 that, for some reason, hadn’t been copied across when I moved servers back in 2005. It was with Mark Jones, the graphics guy who worked on Wizball. Enjoy… An exclusive interview with Mark Jones The graphics guy behind Wizball […]

Count Duckula

To a small child vampires are a scary thing. Well they were to me anyway. So, if a children’s cartoon was to be made about this very subject, what could they do to tame the horrific topic. Hmmm, first of all, let’s make it not a bat, but a duck. Alright, yes a duck is […]

Screwball Scramble

Tomy were responsible for many electronic games and toys in the 80s including the Tomytronics, Omnibot, Lights Alive and Super Cup Football. They were also quite good at games that didn’t require batteries. The aim of Screwball Scramble is to navigate a ball bearing around a course in the quickest time possible. You would put […]

Button Moon

Let’s face it, the 80s was a very scary place to be, especially as far as kids TV was concerned. You may not have thought it then as you plonked yourself infront of the TV to watch your favourite programmes, but looking back on it now… Eek! No wonder I have grown up to be […]

Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors

Once again this cartoon truly shows that the 1980s was the pinnacle of cartoons for kids. Jayce & the Wheeled Warriors has time and again been voted the best cartoon intro ever and I find it hard for anyone to disagree. The cartoon wasnt to bad either. This has to be my joint favourite cartoon […]


In the run up to Ghostbusters coming out at the cinema, there was so much excitement amongst my friends and I. Snippets of film had been released on TV and as trailers with other films, showing the Marshmallow Man, Slimer, and all the Ghostbusters themselves. It was all we discussed in the playground. I went […]

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