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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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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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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XE-Lent Arcade Games - Part 1
In this first episode of XE-Lent arcade games we look at 5 coin-op conversions for the Atari 8-bit series of computers including the Atari XE, XL, 400, 800 and XE Games System.
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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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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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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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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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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 7800 Adverts & Commercials
Here we have selection of both print adverts and TV commercials for the Atari 7800 ProSystem.
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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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Atari 2600 - Top 20 Paddle Games
In this Atari 2600 Top 20 I look at my favourite games to use the paddle controllers.
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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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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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Gauntlet: The Third Encounter - Music - Atari Lynx
This is the music from the 1989 Atari Lynx game Gauntlet: The Third Encounter, often referred to as Gauntlet 3. The game was developed by Epyx and the music was composed by Bob Vieira.
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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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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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Atari 7800 ProSystem - Top 10 Shoot 'Em Ups
In this episode of Atari 7800 ProSystem Top Tens I countdown my favourite shoot 'em ups for this classic 8-bit console.
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Home Computers Top Trump Cards Review
Featuring home computers from the 1980s, with retro classics from Acorn, Amstrad, Apple, Atari, Commodore, Sinclair, Tandy and many others. A tribute to machines that inspired a generation! Buy them here: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/40493/Home-Computers-(1977-1990)-Trump-Cards-PRE-ORDER/
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Atari Jaguar - Unreleased Games - Part 2
Here is the second part of my You Tube guide to unreleased games for the 64-bit Atari Jaguar console. In this second part we look at more games from Atari themselves as well as titles from Activision, Team 17, Interplay, Time Warner Interactive and Microprose.
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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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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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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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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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Xybots - Atari Lynx - Music - Level 1
This is music from Level 1 of the 1991 Atari Lynx game Xybots. This stunning conversion of the Tengen / Atari Games arcade game is particularly notable for it's stunning soundtrack and co-operative 2-player Comlynx gameplay.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vs. Arcade - Part 5
In this fifth episode of Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vs. Arcade we look at 10 more coin-op conversions for the Speccy and compare them to the originals! Game Listing: 00:14 Blasteroids (Atari) 01:21 Bubble Bobble (Taito) 02:29 Golden Axe (Sega) 03:37 NARC (Williams) 04:45 Operation Thunderbolt (Taito) 05:53 Pac-Man (Namco/Midway) 07:07 Paperboy (Atari) 08:15 Rampage (Bally/Midway) 09:26 Space Harrier (Sega) 10:37 TRON (Bally/Midway)
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Sega Mega Drive - Top 20 Horizontal Shoot 'em Ups
In this video I count down my top 20 horizontally scrolling shoot 'em ups for the Sega Mega Drive with gameplay from each one.
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Over 180 Bandai Wonderswan Games In Under 1½ Hours!
In this video we look at the gameplay from over a 180 different titles for the Bandai Wonderwan and Wonderswan Color.
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Adam Gilmore - Atari 8-bit POKEY Music
This episode of POKEY Heroes looks at the excellent Atari 8-bit music of Adam Gilmore. Track Listing: 00:15 Arcade Fruit Machine 03:15 Blinky's Scary School 07:28 Draconus 10:28 Jocky Wilson's Darts Challenge 13:47 Jocky Wilson's Compendium of Darts 17:06 Las Vegas Casino 19:13 Mountain Bike Racer 22:05 Ninja Commando 24:13 Winter Olympiad 26:49 Zybex
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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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Chiptune Challenge - Raiden (Gallantry)
In this episode I compare the tune "Gallantry" from the 1990 Seibu Kaihatsu/Fabtek arcade game Raiden. Hailed as the best vertical shoot 'em up of its time, the music was composed by Akira Satoh. But which version wins the battle? You decide! Track Listing: 00:15 Super Nintendo 02:55 Atari Falcon 05:24 FM Tows Marty 09:08 PC DOS 12:51 Sega Mega Drive 14:45 NEC PC Engine 16:49 Atari Jaguar 18:31 Sony PlayStation
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Atari Jaguar - Unreleased Games - Part 4
Here is the fourth part of my You Tube guide to unreleased games for the 64-bit Atari Jaguar console. In this instalment we look at games from Acclaim, Electronic Arts, Gremlin Graphics, Jaleco and Sunsoft
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Atari 8-bit Vs. Arcade - Part 6
This sixth episode of Atari 8-bit Vs. Arcade features 10 more great coin-op conversion comparisons! Games Listing: 00:15 Buck Rogers (Sega) 01:12 Canyon Bomber (Atari) 02:22 Congo Bongo (Sega) 03:22 Defender (Williams) 04:31 Mr. TNT (Telko) 05:41 Night Driver (Atari) 06:54 Popeye (Nintendo) 08:04 Q*bert (Gottlieb) 09:12 Rampage (Bally/Midway) 10:23 Satan's Hollow (Bally/Midway)
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