Lyonsden Blog

A blog about Commodore 8-bit & 16-bit computers, retro tech and the odd gadget or two…

Amiga Magazines

Amiga Magazines (on DVD in PDF format)

.Stumbled across these magazine collection DVD’s whilst I was browsing through eBay a few days ago. The design of the discs really caught my eye and instantly whisked me back to the 90’s heyday of being spoilt for choice with the...

TerribleFire 330

TerribleFire 330 – CD32 Upgrade

One of the things I’ve always loved about the Amiga is it’s expansion possibilities. There was always some upgrade or gizmo you could add that would let you do something new, or do something faster. The TerribleFire 330 is touted as...

Joyswitcher

Commodore 64 Joyswitcher Review

If you have two joysticks permanently plugged into your Commodore 64 then you would probably have no use for the Joyswitcher. However, if you’re anything like me, you might find that this is something you’ve wanted for a long time...

Retrobrighting with Just the Sun

Retrobrighting with Just the Sun!

Came across this idea of retrobrighting with just the sun on YouTube. I was highly sceptical so thought I’d give it a go myself! It’s a pretty simple idea. Instead of slathering your yellowed computer in peroxide, or immersing it in...

Amiga CD32

My New Amiga CD32 Console

Introduction I never owned an Amiga CD32 Console back when they launched in 1993. I remember reading about them in Amiga Format and wanting one desperately but could never justify or afford one at the time. Not long after they launched...

Freeze 64 Issue 27

Freeze 64 Issue 27 – Out now!

Just received my latest subscriber edition of Freeze 64 in the post, now up to issue 27! (Which reminds me – it’s time to order a new binder as each one only holds 13 issues!) This issue’s featured game and interview is Nodes...

Fusion Magazine #5

Fusion Magazine #5 just arrived

Received the latest edition of Fusion Magazine, issue #5, at the weekend. Have to say I’m liking the contents of this edition very much as there’s plenty of retro stuff inside. Stuff like the ‘Top 5 Amiga Games’ article...

Wishbringer Infocom

Infocom Wishbringer – Classic C64...

I’m always looking to expand my text adventure collection so when I spotted this copy of Wishbringer by Infocom I had to snap it up. The spine is a little creased and there’s a small tear on the back but other than that it’s...

Amiga Future #138

Amiga Future #138 – just received my...

Another cracking issue of Amiga Future (Amiga Future #138) plopped through my door yesterday. Really looking forward to putting my feet up this weekend and reading through its 50 pages of Amiga goodness. Inside Amiga Future #138 there’s...

Race, Skramble & Blitz

Three Classic VIC20 Games Remembered

Picked up a few nice games off eBay recently for my VIC20. Although I’ve had all of them in past, this is the first time I’ve actually owned the retail releases for each game. The copies of Blitz and Race I had as a child were part...