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Hungry Hippos

I hated the TV advert for this, although I quite liked the game. Hungry Hippos was an up-to-4 player game, in which you had to frantically bash a lever on the back of a plastic hippo to make it lurch forward and eat marbles. Whoevers hippo ate the most marbles was declared the winner. The […]


Downfall was advertised as though it was a safe-cracking game. It was a two player game where players sat opposite each other. It was a verical board game in which you had to maneuver small coloured discs down from the top to the bottom of a board using 5 turnable dials with a few gaps […]

Connect 4

I can’t remember when I first got Connect 4, but I loved it. It would have either been the late 70s or the very early 80s, but I played that same game from that progressively tattier box for over a decade. Connect 4 was such a simple idea – Two players take turns to get […]


Cluedo was a weird board game. Its great if you’re an adult, trying to deduce who did what where and to whom. But as a child I never understood it because it was just a little too complicated. It is a board game in which you have to work out who committed a murder. There […]


Yahoo, it’s Buckaroo! Buckaroo is a fun, easy game to play. But at the same time, one of the most stressful games I’ve ever played in my life. You have to gently place supplies onto a plastic donkey, a donkey, I might add, with anger management issues. A bucket, a guitar, a spade, bed roll, […]

Beware The Spider!

This was a game which worked in a very similar to Operation, in that you had to remove plastic things from a metal area using metal prongs. However there was one huge difference between Operation and Beware The Spider. In Operation, if you touched the metal, the poor guys nose lit up and he buzzed. […]

Online ZX Spectrum

These are the top 50 games for the Spectrum, as picked by everyones favourite Spectrum mag, Your Sinclair. Huzzah! (Favourite, that is, unless you worked at Crash. Then it probably wasn’t top of your shopping list.) Top 50 Games! Click the game title to play! 1. 3D DEATHCHASE (Micromega) 2. REBELSTAR (Firebird) 3. ALL OR […]

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