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Night Driver (Atari)

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 26 March 2019 · 93 views

Night Driver (Atari) I think today I’m going to dial it back a bit; I’ve been fixated for too long on the graphically impressive or highly original. I think I’m just going to talk about an old favorite, I think I’ll talk about Night Driver. Night Driver is not a graphically impressive game, nor is it particularly astounding in the auditory department,...

Indy 500 (Atari)

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 24 March 2019 · 104 views

Indy 500 (Atari) Welp, my laptop is dead, it freezes at the password screen and that's just the end of it. I've gotten a new computer that'll hopefully last as long or longer as my laptop. I'm tired and suffering from a mild migraine at the moment so I'm sorry if this particular review is a bit nonsensical as I am both completely exhausted and caffeinated out of my mind....

Death Trap (Avalon Hill)

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 21 March 2019 · 87 views

Death Trap (Avalon Hill) Due to some unforeseen and extremely annoying computer troubles my upload schedule is probably going to be even more erratic than usual. I think I just need a new laptop.
We’re back with Avalon Hill today, and my goodness we have quite a stinker! Death Trap is one of the most lackluster shooters I’ve ever played, and I will savor every...

Homebrew Boxes!

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 20 March 2019 · 102 views

Homebrew Boxes! Now then if I were to ask you what the most unique boxes were for the 2600 I’d expect to hear answers like Commavid for their amazing box art, Bomb for their unique cutout design and included iron-ons, Tigervision, Mystique, the list goes on. Almost every publisher had a thing that made their boxes stand out on the shelves, but what if the best of t...

Tunnel Runner (CBS)

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 17 March 2019 · 91 views

Tunnel Runner (CBS) While reviewing London Blitz I recall mentioning Tunnel Runner several times as a maze game that did it right, so it seems only fitting that I go in depth as to why I think so. Tunnel Runner is the hardest game to find from CBS Electronics but is well worth it. I found something quite touching actually with this game, I got lucky and snagged a cart with t...

Z-Tack (Bomb)

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 15 March 2019 · 98 views

Z-Tack (Bomb) It’s uncommon in this day and age for there to be zero information on something, it seems that everything has a Wikipedia page or an article explaining it somewhere. Bomb has no Wikipedia page nor does it have any articles, Bomb has nothing but word of mouth, and frankly I haven’t heard any of it so I can’t form a proper opinion of the c...

Racquetball (Apollo)

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 13 March 2019 · 70 views

Racquetball (Apollo) I get the feeling that this will be the final game I review from Apollo in a very long time, there is only one left for me to review after this and it’s Guardian and I don’t have the 100+ dollars lying around to buy it with. The game I’ll be looking at today is Racquetball, and is the perfect example of a good idea executed poorly. I wou...

Monday Box Review (Data Age)

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 11 March 2019 · 64 views

Monday Box Review (Data Age) We can all agree that Data Age was not a very good game publisher, or were at best average. Out of their eight released games I would classify only one of them as great (Frankenstein’s Monster ), four of them as good to average (Journey: Escape, Bermuda Triangle, Warplock, and Encounter at L-5 ), with their three stinkers being Airlock, Bugs, and Ss...

Demolition Herby (Telesys)

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 09 March 2019 · 77 views

Demolition Herby (Telesys) It’s time to finish this up good and proper, the final Telesys game, the only one I’ve yet to review. Demolition Herby was the final game Telesys released before packing up and vanishing from the videogame market altogether. This isn’t a very complicated game so I’ll give it a simple single paragraph review, though this may end up...

London Blitz (Avalon Hill)

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 07 March 2019 · 110 views

London Blitz (Avalon Hill) There were plenty of weird game publishers out there, Amiga, Milton Bradley, and Zimag are the first that come to mind. There is one publisher that I think stands above the rest, or at the very least is on par with the strangest of them, Avalon Hill. Avalon Hill made unique, innovative, and very complex board games, though I’ve never played any of t...

APF TV Fun Consoles

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 06 March 2019 · 124 views

APF TV Fun Consoles Pong is a game that needs no introduction whatsoever, so I won’t provide one. We’ve all played Pong since it’s either been bundled with other games, or is so freely available on the internet that I’m surprised Microsoft and Apple don’t include an advertisement filled version with the newest install of their operating systems....

Turmoil (20th Century Fox)

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 02 March 2019 · 118 views

Turmoil (20th Century Fox) Everyone who’s played the Tempest port for the 2600 knows that a game such as that simply couldn’t work on the 2600’s constrictive hardware. Enter Sirius Software, under ownership of Fox, who decided to make a Tempest-like game for the 2600, and as everyone who’s played Turmoil knows they succeeded. Turmoil takes the essence of Tem...

Raft Rider (U.S. Games)

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 01 March 2019 · 92 views

Raft Rider (U.S. Games) The videogame market was a battleground, everybody and their grandma were duking it out seeing who could get the biggest slice of that delicious money pie. Smaller companies stuck to the burgeoning market of home computers, though some did strike into the more lucrative console market, usually with very mixed results. Larger companies though, had the mone...


Posted by DoctorSpuds, 28 February 2019 · 116 views

MY EBOOK IS OUT! I finally figured out how to publish my ebook! '101 Reviews for the Atari 2600: the Good, the Bad, and the Weird'
You can find it here !
A big thank you nanochess for the help and recommendations I couldn't have done this without you! 

Warplock (Data Age) Redux

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 25 February 2019 · 104 views

Warplock (Data Age) Redux Warplock is not an original game, its premise isn’t original, and its gameplay most assuredly is not original. Despite its unoriginality I can’t really find it in myself to dislike this game. I wrote my original review of this game immediately after buying this game for a second time. I originally overpaid for a copy at my local Pre-Played, on...

Lady in Wading (Playaround)

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 24 February 2019 · 88 views

Lady in Wading (Playaround) As far as I can tell nobody really knows anything about the publisher of today’s game, and the only thing I can find is an essay blocked behind a $36 paywall so that ain’t happening. Playaround is an oddity, instead of taking the hint from Mystique’s predictable end they decided to go full speed ahead, buy the rights to the Mystique titl...

Skeet Shoot (Apollo) Again!?!

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 22 February 2019 · 85 views

Skeet Shoot (Apollo) Again!?! A little while back I decided to get ambitious and start putting some of my reviews of Gamefaqs, because I thought they were good enough for the greater internet community, it seems though that my second iteration of my Skeet Shoot review (the first was three paragraphs of me laughing) was rejected as trolling as I was perhaps a bit hard on the game. I re...

That's a lotta words!

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 21 February 2019 · 100 views

Ever since the inception of DSRT I've been keeping a Word document with every single review I've written in it, alongside .txt files of every review as well (in case I need them for quick reference), after depositing my most recent review into the Master Document I noticed just how much I've wrote. With double spacing and 11pt font the document comes in a...

The Tiger Strikes Back! (LCD handheld games)

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 21 February 2019 · 94 views

The Tiger Strikes Back! (LCD handheld games) I have what might be considered an odd fascination with old LCD handheld games; I just can’t get enough of them they’re just so weird. In today’s world of pocket computers and mobile gaming these things just seem like pointless shitty relics of a bygone era, but they’re not. Each of these games are complex works of art that work to...

Star Strike (Mattel)

Posted by DoctorSpuds, 20 February 2019 · 148 views

Star Strike (Mattel) I have neglected my other systems for too long and it seems to be about time to remedy that. With my recent acquisition of an Intellivision II system I felt the urge to go back and play through all the games I have for it. I don’t have many Intellivision games and honestly most of them wouldn’t make a very interesting review, but I do have one...

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