New video: The Way of the Exploding Fist (C64)

My new “shorts” video examines The Way of the Exploding Fist by Beam Software/Melbourne House on the C64. As always, it features representative scenes from the game, accompanied by short facts. The game has been made freeware by the developer, Beam Software, for all systems. The C64 version can be downloaded at Lemon64, for instance. […]

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New video: Lionheart (Amiga)

My new “shorts” video examines Lionheart by Thalion on the Amiga. As usual, it features representative scenes from the game, accompanied by short facts. The game can be legally downloaded at the Thalion Webshrine. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Lionheart von Thalion auf dem Amiga. Wie immer biete ich repräsentative Ausschnitte aus dem […]

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Neues Video / New video: Die Bubble Bobble-Serie

In meinem neuen Video (das bis auf Weiteres mein letztes deutschsprachiges sein wird) beleuchte ich die Hintergründe der berühmten Serie, die noch heute fortgesetzt wird, erkläre die komplizierte Hintergrundgeschichte und die Besonderheiten der einzelnen Teile und gehe kurz auf die ersten sieben (oder je nach Zählung acht) Spiele bis zum Jahr 2000 ein: Bubble Bobble, […]

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A Look at Danielle Berry

My last “shorts” video focused on M.U.L.E. by Ozark Softscape on the Atari 8-bit family. The mind behind that game was Danielle Bunten Berry, an outstandingly innovative game designer who pioneered a minimal design with well-constructed game mechanics. Berry, who is often credited as Dani Bunten or Dan Bunten, started her career in 1978 with […]

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In April

My look back at each month in the history of retrogaming will continue throughout the year, but from this instalment onward, in line with the direction Vintrospektiv is taking, it will be in English. Of course, April is no exception as a month of many exciting things that happened over the years. There are a […]

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New video: Shorts – M.U.L.E. (Atari 8-bit)

I’m still working on other stuff, including the next longer video (in German), so I decided that instead of not publishing anything for another week, I’d rather add another “shorts” video. This one examines M.U.L.E. by Ozark Softscape/Electronic Arts on the Atari 8-bit range. As always, it features representative scenes from the game, accompanied by […]

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Changes & languages 2

I originally anticipated the move to English as a longer process, but it turned out that this bilingual limbo does not work very well in either language: German readers are confused by the English parts, while English (and international) readers feel alienated by the German parts, to put it very simple. As a result, the […]

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New Video: Shorts – Delta (C64)

My new “shorts” video examines Delta/Delta Patrol by Thalamus Ltd on the C64. As always, it features representative scenes from the game, accompanied by short facts. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Delta/Delta Patrol von Thalamus Ltd auf dem C64. Wie immer biete ich repräsentative Ausschnitte aus dem Spiel, begleitet von kurzen Fakten. (Das […]

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New video: Shorts – Parallax (C64)

My new “shorts” video examines Parallax by Sensible Software/Ocean on the C64. As always, it features representative scenes from the game, accompanied by short facts. In meinem neuen „Shorts“-Video geht es um Parallax von Sensible Software/Ocean auf dem C64. Wie immer biete ich repräsentative Ausschnitte aus dem Spiel, begleitet von kurzen Fakten. (Das Video ist […]

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