Retro Game And Computer
Above: ZX Spectrum
It all started one weekend after playing Gears of War, a game that was voted as the best for 2006 for its stunning graphics and game play. After playing a few rounds, we explored the classic games that came with the system: Robotron 2084 and Pac-Mac.
A few minutes turned into a few hours which turned into a weekend obsession and a trip down memory lane searching out our childhood consoles and computers. Remember the Commodore 64s Amiga 500 or Apple IIe. Or what about the original playstation or Nintendo Entertainment System?
Early games have that feel about them, similar to walking into an old arcade or casino. Many current casino games found online still have that retro feel to them, like slots or even roulette (you can find some good options here). There is a certain nostalgia when visiting some casinos today, just like getting out an old console.
Above: Commodore 64C - remake of the original.
While we found many good sites, we could not find one single source of information on retro game consoles like the Magnavox Odysseyor Atari 2600. When we did find sites that had a comprehensive console site, the informaiton was scarse and did not include computers of the time, which were changing just as fast as the console. Unlike today, graphics, solours and sound made leaps and bounds from one year to the next. Early computers were lucky to have eight colours, let alone stereo sound.
I knew I could create a better site. A site that contains detailed information and stories about all game consoles both in the United States and around the world. A site that contains retro computers from the late 1970s up to the late 1990s. And, what is a comprehensive site without a comprehensive list of classic games for both consoles and computers.
Above: Considered the first game console by most.
Apple, Commodore, Atari, ...
Some sware by Apple or their Commodore, while others say the Nintendo was the best system. We will never take sides. In fact, looking back on all the systems, it was amazing to see the amount of innovation is most of the systems.
So, you won't find us attacking one system or favouring another. Simply put, we present the complete and indepth information about each console and computer.
Above: The first Apple Machintosh computer.
If there were any rivalries, such as the one between Comodore Amiga users and Start ST users, we will point it out, but never take sides.
Above: First Commodore Amiga 1000.
What games are covered?
For those of us growing up during the 70s, 80s and 90s, video games were not just available on video game consoles, but also available on various home computers.
We cover all video game consoles that are identified by five different generations and three different computer classifications that are identified by 8 bit, 16bit and 32 bit.