Sunday, 31 May 2015

TEQUILA & BOOM BOOM


Before starting this site, there were few adventure games that I hadn't at least heard of before. It's a genre that's very dear to my heart so it was a great surprise to find Tequila & Boom Boom whilst browsing the web.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

KLAYMAN: GUN HOCKEY


For some reason, The Neverhood characters were much more popular in Japan. So much so that the original game received a PlayStation port only in that country. In 1999 they also got a fourth title in the series - the budget title known as Klayman: Gun Hockey....

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

BOOMBOTS


The third and final game to be released by The Neverhood again changes genre. This time we have a one-on-one fighter with a futuristic robot theme, but does the level of invention carry over to this new play style?

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

SKULLMONKEYS


Despite only selling around 50,000 retail copies, The Neverhood did gain some popularity due to it being a pack-in title on some PCs. In 1998 a sequel named Skullmonkeys was released but was a drastic departure from the original point-and-click adventure. This was to be a PlayStation exclusive platform game.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

THE NEVERHOOD


There is a reverence for clay or plasticine based stop-motion animation in the UK, what with the Wallace and Gromit short films being a staple every Christmas. I'm aware of very few mainstream entertainment from other countries to adopt this specific medium, one of them being a small game developer called The Neverhood.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

JOHNNY MNEMONIC


Johnny Mnemonic is perhaps best known as the flop sci-fi movie starring a pre-Matrix, post-Speed Keanu Reeves. It's video game adaptation is notable for taking part in the short-lived video game craze; the FMV adventure.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

3 SKULLS OF THE TOLTECS


3 Skulls of the Toltecs, released in 1996 by Revistronic, was a cartoon adventure that did an excellent job at parodying the tropes of the Spaghetti Western genre. It may have spawned two better known sequels in the coming decade (though whether they are better in quality is still up for debate), but the original remains an elusive gem.

Monday, 11 May 2015

ABA GAMES


ABA Games is the alias for the Japanese game designer Kenta Cho. This one man gaming hobbyist released his first game in 2002 for a grand total on nothing, and that has pretty much been his mantra ever since. They may have been free, but Cho's work stood out by being professional looking and fun arcade affairs. This was something of an anomaly in the early 2000s but it was the start of what was to become the rise of independent developers.

12 ANGRY MEN

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00B3V38DG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B00B3V38DG&linkCode=as2&tag=thecollcham-21&linkId=TWKJRIVDLQ4NKDEL

12 Angry Men currently stands at number 7 on IMDB's top movies, yet if you take a glance at the comments, there are many movie goers who're baffled by this choice. The main reason seems to be that they haven't heard of it, so why has it garnered so much acclaim?

Friday, 8 May 2015

SEA LEGENDS


Sea Legends is a fun strategy game released in 1996 that sees you conquer the Caribbean is a way that has brought comparisons to Sid Meier's Pirates! This games ups the ante from this classic which hit shelves five years earlier by improving the graphics and adding a very welcome and intriguing plot.

IGNITION


Ignition is a 1997 racing game developed by the Swedish company UDS (Unique Development Studios). It initially gained a lot of attention for its competitive multiplayer, but it has since disappeared from the gaming consciousness.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

TRAPS N TREASURES


Traps n Treasures is perhaps the rarest and most expensive Amiga game to have ever existed. It was initially released only in Germany in the summer of 1993 before a small run in the U.K. a year later. It is also perhaps one of the best games on the Amiga.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

STAR WARPED


As all geeks know, it was International Stars Wars Day yesterday (May the 4th). It being on a bank holiday this year meant that the Collection Chamber was closed so it is today we celebrate all things Lucas with Star Warped.

MORE DISNEY ANIMATED STORYBOOKS


OK, I missed a couple of posts. It's Mayday bank holiday here so I've been quite busy. To make amends, I've decided to add more games from the Disney Animated Storybook series continuing from the most popular page on the site.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

LEMORA: A CHILD'S TALE OF THE SUPERNATURAL

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0002M5TRU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B0002M5TRU&linkCode=as2&tag=thecollcham-21&linkId=3LOHI5SSCJX4UF5O

Lemora: A Child's Tales of the Supernatural, a 1973 movie directed by Richard Blackburn, is a dark fairytale of a horror film that will leave you with a great sense of unease. On the surface it's a tale of vampires, zombies, witches and werewolves but if you dig deeper it's also a tale of innocence lost, sexual awakening  and the uncomfortable transition of a young girl to womanhood

Friday, 1 May 2015

TOP 10: NOSTALGIC GAMES ON GOG.COM


Good Old Games is an indispensable resource for bringing back classic games updated for modern systems. It's a site that I've spent far too much money on, but feel the need to support it's mantra of DRM free, reasonably priced games both old and new. Today I'll count down my personal top 10 classic games that they sell. If you want to buy any of the games on this list, click on their custom cover art to head over.