Friday, March 6, 2009

Roman Empire 1982

If you don't count endless hours playing Galaxians and Space invaders at the local Motorway Services (and I don't), my first real experience of Videogames was playing Roman Empire by MC Lothlorien. Ah! the good old Spectrum ZX81 with its marvellous 16k ram pack.

I remember endless hours of strategy and despair, also ridiculous amounts of yelling when the fabled "Ram pack wobble" crashed the computer and killed my latest attempt at world domination! Almost 30 years later I can remember forgetting to attach troops to a particular General and sending him in to attack a country on his own.

It caused such hilarity that I still remember it all these years later. I think everything was smaller then..... And we were more easily pleased!