Now, I know I have already posted about the Spectrum and BBC Micro, but 80s computers were the greatest, and there is so much more to say!
Before the Xbox, before the PS2, the N64, the Snes, The Mega CD, the Megadrive. etc. there were 80s Computers.
The joy of those computers was something else. They were so user friendly. So much funâ€¦ they just donâ€™t make em like they used to! Sure, the graphics were nothing compared to what we have now but I loved them. Spending 12 hours to load the damn thing from a cassette. Brilliant!
Dont know about the US, but here in the UK when we had the Megadrive, you could get the American one, or the Jap one, and the game cartridges were a slightly different shape, so yo ucouldnt put Jap games in the US machine. The one to have was the Jap one as that fitted all the games!
Another computer craze I loved in the 80s were the small hand held ones you used to get. Hours and hours spent playing Donkey Kong. (I had one of the futuristic dual screen Donkey Kongs. Great!) The other small hand held I had was Snoopy Tennis. Ahhhh those were the days!
The handheld thing is still going strong with the PSP. Still, I dont think they are as good as the Game Gear, or Atari Lynx though. The Lynx was so far ahead of it's time. The most advanced computer of the day though had to be the Neo Geo. The same games went in the console or the colour handheld. Always wanted one of those but they were really pricey, and never really caught on anyway. Shame. They were good.
Had a look around and found some cool emulators so we can all play like it still 1985!
Well, thatâ€™s my day sorted then. No work for me today! Hehe.
Click below to play games such as Boulder Dash, Chase HQ, Paperboy, Harrier Command and more.
Yes. Were back in the 80s!!!!
ZX Spectrum Emulator
Master System Emulator
Posted by Life in the 80's at 8:59 AM