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Spectrum Games Top 7

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Watch the Video This video is about ZX Spectrum Games. But it feels a good day to remind ourselves of a time when Britain was united, exciting and accepting of the new digital computer era. A time when the Sinclair ZX Spectrum was the home computer king, and the extensive software library ensured that there [...]

Escape From Atlantis Board Game Review

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Watch the Video Escape from Atlantis was a classic 1986 Waddington's board game, which still survives (geddit?) today, in a slightly different form: SURVIVE Escape from Atlantis. In this episode, I - of course - play the original 1980s version I had as a wee snapper. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube Have you ever [...]

7 Obscure 80s Toys

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Watch the Video You could argue that most toys from the 80s are pretty obscure, but in this episode, I've isolated 7 particular toys which I consider strange or obscure, and most likely, you've forgotten entirely about them. Join me on this voyage of 1980s toys. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube Ahhhh, the 80s... [...]

Sinclair ZX81 Retospective

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Watch the Video The Sinclair ZX81 (or the Timex 1000 as it was sold in the USA), is in many ways, the father of the home micro computer scene. Although it wasn't the first machine Sinclair released, it was certainly the one to achieve significant success and make a massive impact on the lives of [...]

Tomy Tutor Play Computer Tear Down

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Watch the Video The Tomy Tutor Play Computer is a pre school style toy computer, with orange keys, a red return button, yellow space bar and a variety of on screen images/programs. Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube Back in 1977 Tomy produced the Tomy Tutor Typer, a plastic toy designed to mimic Mum or [...]

What if Amiga Never Existed?

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Watch the Video I know it's an outrageous notion to pose. A spill chilling, shudder inducing one. But if Amiga didn't exist, what could have happened? Imagine a past where Jack Tramiel didn't exit Commodore to go and setup Tramel Technology, nor did he purchase the remnants of Atari from Warner Communications, and therefore, nor [...]

What are Loading Bands For?

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Watch the Video Loading Screens, and loading bars; it's a question which plagued my mind for many years. Why, when loading games from audio tape or cassette software do many home computers display horizontal raster bars on screen in varying colours? Why don't we have a picture of a little guy landing on the moon? [...]

Dragon 32

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Acorn Electron

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Sinclair QL Gallery

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