Videos uploaded by user “Laird's Lair”
Sinclair ZX Vega+ Handheld - Review & Overview
A full review and overview of the much-maligned and heavily delayed ZX Spectrum Vega+ handheld from Retro Computers Limited.
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Activision - Atari 2600 VCS - Corporate Commercial - 1981
This is a commercial made by Activision in 1981 to promote their range of Atari 2600 games to retailers and distributors. It even featured previews of exciting upcoming games and interviews with star programmers like David "Pitfall!" Crane.
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Blue Lightning - Atari Lynx - Music
This is the title screen music from the 1989 Atari Lynx game Blue Lightning by Epyx. A launch game for the machine this After Burner clone was one of the first titles to really show the system's power.
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Atari Lynx Adverts & Commercials
This video features a selection of both print and TV adverts for the Atari Lynx, a 16-bit handheld video game console released in 1989.
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Atari 7800 Adverts & Commercials
Here we have selection of both print adverts and TV commercials for the Atari 7800 ProSystem.
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Dragon's Lair Demo - Sinclair ZX81
This amazing demo was created for the ZX81 by ex-Ocean Software coder Jim Bagley (Cabal, Midnight Resistance, Hudson Hawk) and shown exclusively at the Retro Computer Museum Valentine's Event 2015 at Snibston Discovery Centre in Leicester. Jim Bagley's website: http://www.jimbagley.co.uk/aboutme.html RCM website: http://www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/
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Skyhammer - Music - Atari Jaguar
This is the main music track from Skyhammer on the Atari Jaguar. The game was programmed by Rebellion and published by Songbird Productions.
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Xenon - Atari XL/XE - POKEY Music
Released in 1988, Xenon was the first commercial game by now the now legendary Bitmap Brothers. One of the most notable aspects of this title was the fantastic music. Now you can hear what this tune would have sounded like if the game had been converted to Atari's 8-bit computers. This brilliant POKEY rendition was composed by Fred Brooker.
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John Romero - Q&A Talk - Revival 2014
This is a Q&A and talk with the legendary John Romero, the man behind both the Doom and Quake games while at ID Software. Presented by Retro Gamer's Paul Drury, this was recorded live at Revival 2014 in Wolverhampton, England. Discussion forum: http://gameon.freeforums.net/thread/102/john-romero-interview
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Pac-Mania - Atari XL/XE - POKEY Music
Here we have an Atari POKEY chip rendition of the music from the popular Namco and Atari Games coin-op Pac-Mania. This tune was composed by Sal "Kjmann" Esquivel for a homebrew version of the game by Atlantis Games Group for the 8-bit that is thus far unreleased.
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Atari Lynx - Unreleased Games
This video features screenshots of 25 unreleased Atari Lynx games along with information on each one.
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Gates Of Zendocon - Atari Lynx - Music
This video contains the Level 1 and Level 2 music for the classic Atari Lynx game Gates Of Zendocon. Released in 1989 by Lynx creator Epyx and programmed by M. Peter Engelbrite, it is a horizonatlly scrolling shoot 'em up with over 50 levels of action.
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Tempest Xtreem (Mind's Eye) - Atari XL/XE - POKEY Music
This is the tune "Mind's Eye" from the Atari XL/XE version of Tempest Xtreem. This game was a homebrew version of the Atari Jaguar classic Tempest 2000 by Jeff Minter. The Atari XL/XE version was released by Atlantis Games and the music was composed by Sal Esquivel.
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40 Vector Arcade Games In Under 30 Minutes
This video features gameplay from 40 different arcade games that used the unique vector graphics system.
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Atari Lynx Vs. Sega Game Gear - Part 3
In this third episode of Atari Lynx Vs. Sega Game Gear the generation one colour handhelds face off once more with ten more game comparisons.
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Jack Tramiel - Atari - Rare UK TV Appearence
This is a clip taken from the 1980s Channel 4 show 4 Computer Buffs featuring a rare interview with the President of Atari Corporation Jack Tramiel talking about the new XE and ST range of computers
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Chiptune Challenge - Xenon
In this episode I look at the music from Xenon by The Bitmap Brothers across 6 different home computers. Which one do you think is best? Let me know in the comments! Track Listing: 00:15 Amstrad CPC 02:05 Commodore Amiga 04:14 Sinclair ZX Spectrum 07:40 Commodore 64 10:07 Atari XL/XE 12:37 Atari ST
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Outrun (Magical Sound Shower) - Atari XL/XE - POKEY Music
This the tune "Magical Sound Shower" from the prototype version of Outrun for the Atari XL/XE computers by Atlantis Games. The original Sega arcade game music was composed by Hiroshi Kawaguchi and the Atari POKEY rendition is by Sal Esquivel.
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Golden Axe - Atari XL/XE - POKEY Music
Here we have an Atari POKEY version of the wonderful main theme from Sega's classic arcade beat 'em up Golden Axe.
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100 Atari 7800 Games In Under 1 Hour
This video features gameplay from 100 different titles for the classic Atari 7800 ProSystem console.
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Atari Jaguar - Unreleased Games - Part 1
This video shows screenshots from a number of unreleased games for the Atari Jaguar 64-bit console. In this first part I show you games from Core Design, Telegames, Virtual Xperience, Ocean Software and Atari themselves.
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25 Game Intros - BBC Micro
In this episode of 25 Game Intros we look at some classic games for the BBC Micro. http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk/
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Commodore 64 Vs. Arcade - Part 2
In this second episode of Commodore 64 Vs. Arcade we look at 10 more great coin-op conversions for the world's best selling home computer! Games Listing: 00:14 Badlands (Atari) 01:27 Bubble Bobble (Taito) 02:36 Cisco Heat (Jaleco) 03:48 Crystal Castles (Atari) 04:48 Double Dragon (Technos) 05:55 Gauntlet (Atari) 07:01 Hat Trick (Sente) 08:11 Operation Wolf (Taito) 09:20 Solar Fox (Bally/Midway) 10:22 WEC Le Mans (Konami)
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Klax - Atari Lynx - Music
This is the title screen music from the 1990 Atari Lynx conversion of Klax. A brilliant translation of the Atari Games / Tengen arcade game it was heralded on release for its amazing digitised sound which I have also included at the end of the video. The game was coded by Greg Omi at Epyx and the sound was composed by LX Rudis.
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Mario On Atari
A look the many different games starring Nintendo's ever popular mascot Mario for Atari computers and consoles. Games Listing: 00:14 Donkey Kong (Atari 2600) 00:53 Mario Bros. (Atari 2600) 01:32 Donkey Kong Junior (Atari 2600) 02:11 Princess Rescue (Atari 2600) 02:50 Mario Bros. (Atari 5200) 03:27 Donkey Kong (Atari 8-bit) 04:11 Mario Bros. (Atari 8-bit) 04:55 Donkey Kong Junior (Atari 8-bit) 05:33 Bros. (Atari 8-bit) 06:12 Dr. Mario (Atari 8-bit) 06:50 Donkey Kong (Atari 7800) 07:28 Mario Bros. (Atari 7800) 08:06 Donkey Kong Junior (Atari 7800) 08:43 Kid Kong (Atari ST) 09:23 Super STario Land (Atari ST)
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Bionic Commando - Atari ST - Music
Here is the music from the 1987 conversion of the Capcom arcade game Bionic Commando. Programmed by Software Creations and released on US Gold's GO! label it features a superb soundtrack by Tim Follin, which this tune is taken from.
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20 Laser Disc Arcade Games In Under 20 Minutes
This video features gameplay footage from 20 different Laser Disc arcade games in less than 20 minutes.
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Commodore 64 Vs. Arcade - Part 1
In this video series I compare ten coin-op conversions from the best selling Commodore 64 computer with their original arcade counterparts. Games featured in this episode: 00:14 1942 (Capcom) 01:29 Altered Beast (Sega) 02:42 Arkanoid (Taito) 03:59 Chase H.Q. (Taito) 05:04 Dragon Breed (Irem) 06:09 Ghosts 'n Goblins (Capcom) 07:19 Jail Break (Konami) 08:28 Mario Bros. (Nintendo) 09:35 Paperboy (Atari) 10:43 Solomon's Key (Tecmo)
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The C64 Mini - First Look!
A first look at The C64 Mini console, a modern recreation of the world's best selling home computer. Official website: https://thec64.com/
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California Games - Atari Lynx - Halfpipe Music
This is the music from the Halfpipe event in the 1989 Atari Lynx launch title California Games by Epyx. The music in this game was composed by Bob Vieira and LX Rudis.
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Atari 8-bit - Atari Max Flash Cartridge - Review & Overview
In this video I look at the 8-Meg Atari Max flash cartridge for the Atari 8-bit range of computers and show you how to program it. You can order them here: https://www.atarimax.com/
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50 Texas Instruments TI-99/4A Games In Under 30 Minutes
This video features gameplay from fifty different games for the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A in under half an hour.
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Astro City Arcade - Southend-On-Sea
Here is a video tour of the Astro City arcade in Southend-On-Sea that features a wide range of retro arcade games along side modern coin-ops, fruit machines and pool tables. Astro City Website: http://astrocityarcade.co.uk/ Astro City Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AstroCitySouthend
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Rob Hubbard - Atari 8-bit POKEY Music
This video brings together all the Atari 8-bit POKEY music of legendary chiptune musician Rob Hubbard. Track Listing: The Extirpator 0:15 Chimera 4:53 Jet Set Willy 8:39 Commando 14:24 The Ninja 15:11 Delta 19:19 The Last V8 21:31 Warhawk 23:55 A New Frontier 27:41 International Karate 33:57
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50 Bally Astrocade Games In Under 30 Minutes
This video looks at 50 different cartridges for the obscure Bally Astrocade console, also known as the Bally Professional Arcade.
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The Centre For Computing History - Video Tour
Here is a video tour of the fantastic Centre For Computing History in Cambridge, England. It was filmed in August 2015. Please support this excellent organisation: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/
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Sega Mega Drive & Super Nintendo Book - Review
This is a review of the Sega Mega Drive and Super Nintendo Book from Retro Gamer magazine and Imagine Publishing. You can buy the book here: https://www.imagineshop.co.uk/mega-drive-snes-book-second-edition.html
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Electrocop - Atari Lynx - Music
This is the in-game music for the 1989 game Electrocop for the Atari Lynx by Epyx. The game was programmed by Greg Omi and this brilliant piece of music was composed by Bob Vieira.
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California Games - Atari Lynx - Surfing Music
Here is the music from the Surfing event on the Atari Lynx version of California Games released by Epyx in 1989. The music in this game was composed by LX Rudis and Bob Vieira.
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Pit-Fighter - Atari ST - Music
A conversion of the Atari arcade game of the same name, the Atari ST version of Pit-Fighter was programmed by Teque London and released by Domark on their Tengen label in 1991. The music was composed by the legendary Matt Furniss and is regarded by many as his finest work. The same music features on the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC versions of the game.
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Revival Mini 2013
Video of the Revival Mini event at Kenilworth Sports & Social Club on 7th & 8th of December 2013
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Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of (Stuart Ashen) - Book Review
This is a review of the new book by You Tube star Stuart Ashen (A.K.A. Ashens) where he looks a lots of Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of on popular 8-bit and 16-bit home computers. You can buy the book here: https://unbound.co.uk/books/ashens
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Xenophobe - Music Cassette (Digital Version)
This is is a digital version of the soundtrack that came on tape with MicroStyle's conversion of the popular 1987 Bally/Midway arcade game. The music was composed by Barry Leitch for Imagitec Design who handled all the home computer ports of the game. It was made using 4 Commodore Amiga computers playing in unison! The screenshots are taken from many different versions of the game, how many can you spot?
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Retro Computer Museum - RCM Christmas 2014
A video of the Christmas 2014 event at the Retro Computer Museum in Leicester - http://www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/
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100 Videopac & Odyssey 2 Games In Under 50 Minutes
This video features gameplay footage from 100 different games for the Magnavox Odyssey 2 and Philips Videopac consoles.
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Atari Jaguar Adverts & Commercials
This a huge collection of print adverts and TV commercials that were used to promote the 64-bit Atari Jaguar console over different parts of its lifetime.
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RoadBlasters - Music - Atari Lynx
This is the title and level select music from the 1990 Atari Lynx game RoadBlasters. The tune was composed by David Tumminard.
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Chiptune Challenge - Street Fighter II (Guile's Theme)
In this episode I look at Guile's Theme from the home conversions of Capcom's hugely popular arcade game Street Fighter II. But which version is the best? You decide!
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Atari Flashback Portable - Review & Overview
A review and overview of the Atari Flashback Portable handheld games console by AtGames.
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Turbo Sub - Music - Atari Lynx
This is the title tune from the 1991 Atari Lynx game Turbo Sub. The music was composed by Matt Scott.
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