Lyonsden Blog

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

Classic VIC20 Games

Six Classic VIC20 Games Added &...

I received a nice package in the post this week containing half a dozen classic games for the VIC20. Four of these are actually re-acquisitions after I foolishly sold them. In my defence, at the time I believed I no longer still had my VIC20 so...

CD32 Scene Issue 2

CD32 Scene Issue 2 – Out now!

Nearly six months after its debut, CD32 Scene Issue 2 is finally out. It’s lost the coverdisk, it’s a little thinner but it’s also cheaper too. Best of all I’m happy to report that the quality of the writing has vastly...

stop Amiga drive clicking noise

Stop that Amiga drive clicking noise!

Ah, the Amiga’s Drive clicking noise… For some this is the Amiga’s heartbeat, for others like me, it’s a source of increasing irritation the longer I have to listen to it. The same was true back in the 80’s and...

Myst 25th Anniversary Collection

Myst 25th Anniversary Collection Review

It’s finally here, about 8 months after backing this on Kickstarter – the awesome Myst 25th Anniversary Collection animated linking book! I received the digital GOG versions of the remastered games quite some time ago and the...

SD Card Amiga PC Transfer

How to Format an SD Card for Amiga to PC...

Introduction The whole benefit, to me at least, of having an SD card reader on my Amiga 500 is to allow me to transfer files to and from a PC. In order to do this the SD card needs to be formatted in such a way as to be readable by both systems...

Solo Flight

Solo Flight – Classic C64 Purchase

Although I already own Microprose Solo Flight on cassette tape, I’ve been keeping my eye out for a decent copy of the disk version for quite some time now. Happily I recently came across a fine specimen, so here it is! The wallet case and...

VIC-20

Vic-20 Attic Find – Reacquainting...

Whilst rummaging around in the attic looking for a box of lights during the Christmas 2018 period I stumbled upon something amazing. It looked innocuous enough, a really dusty brown box tucked away under the eaves.  A box that I’d...

Shadow Switcher

Shadow Switcher Review

This little game arrived a few days ago in the post all the way from Germany. It’s a new indie game for the C64 called Shadow Switcher from a company called Dr. Wuro Industries. Rather than simply taking a few photos and saying...

Mercenary Escape from Targ

Mercenary Escape from Targ – Classic...

It’s been a while since I added a classic C64 game to my collection. Mercenary Escape from Targ takes the honours for being the first in 2019. It’s in terrific condition, has no tears in the plastic wallet case and the cover insert...

Tales of Gorluth

Tales of Gorluth (New Amiga Purchase)

Couple of new game purchases arrived for my Amiga today. Tales of Gorluth and Heroes of Gorluth. These are both brand new games that I freely admit I’d never heard of until stumbling onto them a few weeks ago. These are traditional 16-bit...

Freeze 64 Issue 24

Freeze 64 Issue 24

After a tiring day at work it’s always great to come home to a nice surprise in the post. When I saw that familiar A5 envelope on the worktop as I hung up my coat I knew exactly what would be inside – Freeze 64 Issue 24! Really...

Amiga Future #136

Amiga Future #136

Just in time for some winter weekend reading in front of the fire – Amiga Future #136 dropped onto my doormat this morning! Looks like it’s going to be a very interesting read as usual. Here’s a quick peak at some of the...