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PLAY Blackpool

This years PLAY Blackpool event is just around the corner, but you still have plenty of time to buy tickets! For a full rundown of the events taking place over the weekend, read on… Show date – 15-16 July 2017 Location – Norcalympia Exhibition Centre, Blackpool System 3 Software Panel The legendary publisher System 3 […]

ZX Spectrum Next

For millions of people around the world, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum was their first experience of computing and gaming. It was the most popular home computer throughout the 80s and remained popular well into the 90s. In fact, games are still being written for it to this day making it, based on its 35 year […]

The Videokid – Out Now on Steam!

Are you ready for The Videokid challenge? Test your skills to the max with this fun & challenging arcade style skate game set in a retro 1980s neighbourhood filled with danger… Platform: Steam (PC only) Price £2.99 Genre: Action/arcade Skate, hitch and grind your way through hazardous streets; dodging 80s bikes, cars, trucks, trains & […]

Justin Lee Collins Interview – it’s here!!!

I recently had the genuine pleasure of chatting to a man who loves 80s TV shows so much, he tried to arrange reunions for the original stars of Fame, Dallas, Grange Hill and The A-Team. He’s a radio presenter, a lover of Conventions and he has maybe the best hair of anyone I’ve ever spoken […]

Inch High Private Eye

Inch High, Private Eye was a 1970s animated cartoon series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which was resurrected in the 1980s to delight and entertain a brand new audience. Inch High was the self-styled “world’s biggest little detective” who worked for the Finkerton Detective Agency and he was really quite tiny – about one inch high […]

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 […]

Tron

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 […]

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