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A Glimpse of the Elusive ‘Time Bandit’ for the Sanyo MBC 550

Those who follow me here at my retro blog or over at TouchArcade know that I’ve been a gamer for quite some time, now. And, after all of those years of gaming, I certainly have my favorites that still provide … Continue reading

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Found New Time Bandit for Atari ST Retail Pacakge

Ever since I first played it back on my Atari 520ST back in 1986, I’ve loved the game Time Bandit. A few weeks ago, at the request of a reader, I scanned the game’s short manual that I’d kept all … Continue reading

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Time Bandit Manual Available As PDF Document

I have scanned the Time Bandit instruction manual at 300 dpi and put the pages together in an eight page PDF document for anyone, like me, who loves the game and would like a digital version of the manual. If … Continue reading

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Time Bandit

One of the more exciting machines I’ve owned was the Atari 520ST. I moved from an Apple IIe to this new 16-bit graphics machine in late 1986. The ST was fast, with its 8MHz Motorola 68000 CPU, and provided impressive … Continue reading

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Enjoying High-Res Graphics on a Text-Only TRS-80 Model 4 from 1983

The TRS-80 Model 4, like the Model 3 which preceded it, is a curvy, all-in one computer with a 12-inch monochrome text-only display flanked on the right by two full-height 5.25-inch floppy drives, one atop the other. As a kid, … Continue reading

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The Year that ‘Starglider’ and the Atari ST Saved Halloween

(The U.S. presidential election took place yesterday, and today I am greatly in need of some serious distraction, so I thought I’d write a post about a particular computing memory from decades past that’s been on my mind lately, but is not … Continue reading

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33 Year Old Roll of Film Offers a Glimpse of My Vintage Computing Beginnings

I got my first home computer on Christmas morning in 1982. It was a TI-99/4A with 16K of RAM. In the years that followed, I moved on fairly frequently to a new system, selling the old to fund it. I … Continue reading

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Fun with the Tandy CoCo 3

This past week was “Radio Shack Week” at /r/RetroBattlestations, what with the bankruptcy, store closings, etc. For my contribution, I pulled out the Tandy Color Computer 3 and did my thing in the NitrOS-9 shell. (It’s a little bit more … Continue reading

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My First Computer Thought It Was a Sewing Machine

I’ve shared many stories of my early adventures in computing on this blog over the past nine years, but it recently occurred to me that one of the most bizarre details of all, I’ve never mentioned. While I have spoken of … Continue reading

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25 Years Of My Favorite Games

My recent acquisition of Super Mario Galaxy has put quality gaming in the forefront of my mind. Surely due to this, it occurred to me it might be interesting to post a list of my single favorite game over every … Continue reading

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